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Researcher Ha T. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Mexican-Americans Who Are Obese Lack Diet And Exercise Advice From Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. “Among this obese population, not seeing 100 percent of people receiving advice is discouraging. There is a much higher risk of having negative health consequences,” said Ha Nguyen, Ph.D., an assistant professor […]

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Researcher Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Adolescent Dieting And Disordered Eating Behaviors Continue Into Young Adulthood

Adolescents who diet and develop disordered eating behaviors (unhealthy and extreme weight control behaviors and binge eating) carry these unhealthy practices into young adulthood and beyond, according to a study conducted by University of Minnesota researchers and published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The results will appear […]

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News Source May Steer Perceived Solution To Childhood Obesity

Where you get your news could play a significant role in determining what you perceive as the best strategy for addressing childhood obesity. According to a study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, whether you believe the keys to combating childhood obesity are personal factors, such as individual behavior […]

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Researcher Yannik St James

Magical Thinking Helps Dieters Cope With Unrealistic Expectations

Magical thinking, usually dismissed as naïve and irrational, can actually help consumers cope with stressful situations like trying to lose weight, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “Magical thinking occurs when an individual invokes mystical, supernatural forces to understand, predict, or even influence events to overcome these stressful situations,” write […]

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