Researchers Find Social Influences Can Fuel Weight Loss
Is weight loss contagious? According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, it is.
Researchers at the Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University found people who are in a team-based weight loss competition influence e…
Study: Obesity Is Associated With Altered Brain Function
In the battle against the bulge, scientists are now looking to the brain in an effort to learn why some people are prone to overeating and weight gain.
Researchers in Finland found that in comparison to lean individuals, the brain glucose metabolism of obese individuals was significantly higher in th…
Is Obesity Contagious?
Recent studies have shown we tend to eat more when the people around us do. But new research with mice takes that one further, revealing obesity may actually be contagious.

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