Research Weighs in on Obesity: 8 New Studies

May 25, 2017

Findings on fasting, mindful eating, and the flaw in BMI as a measure of body fat are summarized in this 8-slide briefing.

Early in May, the World Obesity Federation released a position statement that recognized obesity as a "chronic, relapsing, progressive disease process" and stressed that immeidate action is essential to control the global obesity epidemnic and to prevent additional morbidiy and mortality.In the US, according to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 children in the United States are overweight and nearly 1 in 5 aged 2 to 19 years are obese--a fact that does not augur well for the future.New research on obesity and its treatment was presented last week at the Europrean Congress on Obesity  in Porto, Portugal and other new studies have been published in the journals in recent days. Click on the slides above for the latest findings on and approaches to managing obesity. Sources 1. Not So Fasthttp://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/26235282. Ill Health at the Heart of Healthyhttp://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2017/05/%27Healthy-obesity%27-is-a-myth-study-suggests.aspx3. A Case of Beer vs Waterhttp://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/11/688/htm4. Too Fat, or Not Too Fathttps://www.sociologicalscience.com/download/vol-4/april/SocSci_v4_288to317.pdf5. Body Fat Measures Predict Kidney Diseasehttp://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2017/05/18/CJN.07010716.abstract?sid=1625ca04-4de8-498a-8432-1b4dd16ae4046. Depression Gets a Head Starthttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/eaft-boi051717.php7. Eating on the Mindhttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-mindfulness-approach-weight-loss.htmlhttps://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/4689588. Physical Activity May Modify Genetic Effectshttp://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006528