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Friday, July 10, 2015

Weight Loss Research: Science behind emotional eating ♦ Heightened ability to imagine odors linked to higher body weight ♦ Medication could improve gastric bypass results

Initial weight loss could predict long-term success New research using data from the reputable Look AHEAD study suggests doctors may want to look at results from a patient’s first two months of intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) to help predict his or her long-term success. These secondary analyses examined the association between initial weight loss (first two months of treatment) and long-term weight loss (eight years after initial treatment).
Medication could improve gastric bypass results New findings about the mechanisms involved -- or not involved -- in the effects of the most common form of bariatric surgery suggest that combining surgery with a specific type of medication could augment the benefits of the procedure.
Heightened ability to imagine odors linked to higher body weight Researchers have revealed that the ability to vividly imagine the smell of popcorn, freshly baked cookies and even non-food odors is greater in obese adults.
Is defeat sweeter than victory? Researchers reveal the science behind emotional eating Research by food scientists reveals how a person's emotional state -- particularly in the competitive, wide world of sports -- affects the perception of taste. In particular, people in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind.

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