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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weight Loss Research: High-fat diet produces signs of brain inflammation ♦ How body's good fat tissue communicates with brain ♦ Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always

High-fat diet alters behavior and produces signs of brain inflammation  Can the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders.
How body's good fat tissue communicates with brain  Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers
Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always  It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a new study finds that trick doesn't work for everyone, particularly overweight teens
Weight-loss surgery before joint replacement can improve outcomes in severely overweight patients  Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely overweight patients, research demonstrates. It is well-known that obesity takes a toll on one's health. Bariatric surgery and subsequent weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. But before now, the effect of bariatric surgery on joint replacement outcomes was not known

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