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Researcher Sarah E. Anderson, PhD

Children With Insecure Parental Attachments May Be At Increased Risk For Obesity

Toddlers who do not have a secure emotional relationship with their parents, and particularly their mothers, could be at increased risk for obesity by age 4.5 years old, according to new research. The study suggests that children at age 24 months who show insecure attachment patterns have at least 30 percent higher odds for obesity […]

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Adolescent Body Mass Index Can Predict Young Adulthood Diabetes And Heart Disease

A large cohort study following 37,000 teenagers for 17 years found that an elevated, yet normal range Body Mass Index (BMI) constitutes a substantial risk factor for obesity-related disorders in young adults (age 30-40). The study showed that elevated BMI in adolescence has distinctive relationships with type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease in young […]

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Metabolic Syndrome May Increase Risk for Liver Cancer

Scientists have confirmed that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the two most common types of liver cancer, according to data presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. The research is lead by Katherine McGlynn, Ph.D., […]

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Researcher Tracy Tylka

Women’s Body Image Based More On Others’ Opinions Than Their Own Weight

Women’s appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research. The most powerful influence on women’s appreciation of their bodies is how they believe important others view them, the study suggests. On the flip side, the more […]

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Frequency Of ‘Fat Talk’ Associated With Increased Body Dissatisfaction Regardless Of Actual Body Size

College women who engage in “fat talk” (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face greater dissatisfaction with their bodies and are more likely to have internalized an ultra-thin body ideal than those who engage in fat talk less frequently, according to a review article from Psychology of Women Quarterly (published […]

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Obesity May Increase Risk of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Scientists from the Women’s Health Initiative found a relationship between obesity, physical inactivity, and triple-negative breast cancer (i.e., a subtype of breast cancer characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 expression). Triple-negative breast cancers account for about 10 to 20 percent of all breast cancers and are associated with an extremely poor prognosis […]

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Parenting Stress Significantly Impacts New Mothers’ Postpartum Lifestyle

Post-pregnancy excess weight is likely caused by the impact of new parenthood stress on physical activity, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers say. In a study of 60 first-time mothers, researchers linked higher post-pregnancy body mass index – weight in relation to height – to a combination of a high BMI before pregnancy, excessive weight gain […]

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