Obesity

Smoking and obesity results in markedly higher health-care costs

A new study finds that smokers and the obese ring up substantially higher annual health care costs than their nonsmoking, non-obese peers. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Addiction . Food . News . Obesity
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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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Weight Loss Can Be Contagious

According to a study in the journal Obesity, researchers found that obesity can be socially contagious, and that social networks play a significant role in weight loss, particularly team-based weight loss competitions. [More…]

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Brain Changes in Obesity

Finnish researchers have found new evidence for the role of the brain in obesity. The central nervous system is actively involved in processing hunger signals and thus, controlling food intake. Research suggests that it is possible that the cause of weight gain and obesity might be in the brain. Using multiple brain imaging methods, the […]

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By R Kennedy | Imaging . MRI . Neuroscience . Obesity . PET . Radiology
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