Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Study: Obesity as a Perceived Social Signal

I would like to share the links to some great studies that give us more than just data reporting. Yes, these research studies are about obesity and its links to many physical and social changes. These synopses are a great insight to information not reported in regular articles.

The language in each synopsis is easy to read and comprehend!

Here's a great To-Read List:

1. Obesity as a Perceived Social Signal

Excerpt: "Fat accumulation has been classically considered as a means of energy storage. Obese people are theorized as metabolically ╩╗thrifty╩╝, saving energy during times of food abundance. However, recent research has highlighted many neuro-behavioral and social aspects of obesity, with a suggestion that obesity, abdominal obesity in particular, may have evolved as a social signal."

2. Sleep, Appetite, and Obesity—What Is the Link?

Excerpt: "There is a well-documented relationship between short sleep duration and high body mass index (BMI). In the largest study, a survey on sleep duration and frequency of insomnia in more than 1.1 million participants, increasing BMI occurred for habitual sleep amounts below 7–8 hours [1]. A recent prospective study found an association between sleep curtailment and future weight gain."

3. The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors

Excerpt: "Knowledge of the number of deaths caused by risk factors is needed for health policy and priority setting. Our aim was to estimate the mortality effects of the following 12 modifiable dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors in the United States (US) using consistent and comparable methods: high blood glucose, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and blood pressure; overweight–obesity; high dietary trans fatty acids and salt; low dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids (seafood), and fruits and vegetables; physical inactivity; alcohol use; and tobacco smoking."

4. Genetic Markers of Adult Obesity Risk Are Associated with Greater Early Infancy Weight Gain and Growth

Excerpt: "Genome-wide studies have identified several common genetic variants that are robustly associated with adult obesity risk. Exploration of these genotype associations in children may provide insights into the timing of weight changes leading to adult obesity."

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