Archive for August, 2012

Overweight and Obesity Add Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence and Death

August 28, 2012 — August 28, 2012 — Women who have overweight or obesity at the time they are diagnosed with the most common type of breast cancer are more 30% more likely to experience a recurrence later and 50% more likely to die, according to a study published online by Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society.

Consensus: FDA Should Focus on Obesity, not Weight Loss

August 14, 2012 — August 14, 2012 — Today, the George Washington University School of Public Health held a live panel discussion to talk about the just-released consensus report developed by a range of obesity experts in the last nine months to help guide the FDA when evaluating the benefits and risks of potential new obesity drugs. Until this […]

Study Suggests Most Obesity Policies Are Ineffective

August 13, 2012 — A study published today online in Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity suggests the policies most often implemented to curb rising rates of obesity — encouraging breast feeding, changing school lunches, limiting access to sugar sweetened beverages, encouraging physical activity, changing the composition of competitive foods, affecting food advertising directed at children and collecting […]

Conference Looks for Ways to Reduce Bias in Obesity Research

August 9, 2012 — August 8, 2012 — Today marked the closing of  "Scientific Approaches to Strengthening Research Integrity in Nutrition and Energetics,"  a two-day conference for scientific experts interesting in increasing integrity in obesity research.

The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression

August 3, 2012 — From Your Weight Matters magazine, Summer, 2012 — Obesity and depression: Each condition can be isolating. Each condition can be stigmatizing. Each condition can cause serious health effects beyond its immediate impact. And, interestingly, when one condition occurs, the other frequently develops.