Jennifer Osher

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Knowing Obesity Gene Status Doesn't Make People Feel Helpless In Losing Weight, Study Suggests

Knowing whether you have the "obesity gene" doesn't seem to be a deterrent against weight loss, according to a new study.<p>Plus, researchers said, the knowledge could actually help to reduce self-blame for obesity.<p>"Regardless of gene status or weight, all the volunteers recognized that both genes and …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

Obesity may influence heart function through sex hormones

New research suggests that changes in sex hormones as seen in obesity may have possible effects on the heart. The study suggests effects on heart …

Gut microbes from slim people could prevent obesity, study finds

Altering the bacteria in your gut could lead to major changes in your weight. A study from Washington University in St. Louis is among the latest looking into the increasingly popular subject of how gut microbes can affect the body at large, and it found that weight gain may be preventable by …

American Medical Association Classifies Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association is an extensive network of doctors and medical students that sets "standards and policy for the medical profession." Though they have no legal jurisdiction, the group is influential in its decision-making. This week they made headlines by joining many other health …

Is obesity a disease?

The American Medical Association’s new classification for the condition is the subject of heavy controversy<p><i>Disease: a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional</i> …

Genetic mutation provides clues to battling childhood obesity

As the number of children battling obesity continues to grow, researchers are racing to identify causes and possible interventions. Now, a new paper …

Genetics Isn't Destiny

• You’re <b>20 pounds overweight</b>.<br>• You have been trying to <b>lose that weight</b> for years and years.<br>• Not matter how hard you try, <b>the weight just won’t come</i> …