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Excess weight, obesity more deadly than previously believed

Source: Medical Xpress

Excess weight or obesity boosts risk of death by anywhere from 22% to 91%—significantly more than previously believed—while the mortality risk of being slightly underweight has likely been overestimated, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

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Loss of control eating and bariatric surgery success

Source: Science Daily

The study specifically examined loss of control eating, which is characterized by a sense that an individual cannot control what or how much they are eating. Reported by up to 30 percent of adolescents with obesity, loss of control eating typically takes one of two forms — either eating objectively large amounts of food or eating continuously.

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