140 Little Known Recent Weight Management Studies

The Weight-Weight Chronicles

A Collection of Little Known Research

That Can Guide Skillful Weight Management

Mark Brady, PhD

weightscholar@gmail.com

 

Try an experiment:

    1. Weigh yourself.

    2. Read one of these articles per day.

    3. After they’re all read, weigh yourself again.

    4. Compare and contrast.

 The Studies

As Weight Goes Up Brain Size and Function Go Down (2012)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2134162/Research-shows-trying-lose-weight-alters-brain-hormones-youre-doomed-pile-again.html

How to Short-Circuit Hunger (2015)

http://www.bidmc.org/Centers-and-Departments/Departments/Medicine/In-the-News/2015/April/Lowell.aspx

The Brain Hates Dieting (2015)

http://www.hhmi.org/news/hate-to-diet-its-how-we-are-wired

DREADDing Weight Gain (2015)

http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2015/april/new-brain-initiative-technology-can-switch-behavior-2018on2019-and-2018off2019

7 False Food Truths (2015)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/28/7-of-the-biggest-facts-about-unhealthy-food-that-actually-arent-facts/

The World is 25 Pounds Heavier Than 50 Years Ago (2015)

http://www.medicaldaily.com/average-american-woman-today-weighs-same-average-man-60s-so-imagine-how-heavy-todays-338428

Creating Appetite-Controlling Neurons (2015)

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Neurons_controlling_appetite_made_from_skin_cells_999.html

How Fat and Sugar Make You Dumb (2015)

http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/jun/fat-sugar-cause-bacterial-changes-may-relate-loss-cognitive-function

Trans-fats Impair Memory (2015)

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2015-06-17-trans-fats-and-memory.aspx

The Dorito Effect: When Flavor Went Out of Favor

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/books/review/the-dorito-effect-by-mark-schatzker.html?_r=0

The $5 Billion Battle for Your Bulge

http://www.fastcompany.com/3046685/most-creative-people/the-5-billion-battle-for-the-american-dinner-plate

Which is Better: Diet or Exercise? (2015)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/upshot/to-lose-weight-eating-less-is-far-more-important-than-exercising-more.html

The Gluten Ruination (2015)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/24/how-the-gluten-free-movement-is-ruining-our-relationship-with-food/

Your Brain on Late Night Snacks (2015)

http://news.byu.edu/archive15-may-nightsnacking.aspx

Distraction: Obesity of the Mind (2015)

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/apr/12/matthew-crawford-distraction-is-a-kind-of-obesity-of-the-mind-the-world-beyond-your-head

The Cult of Healthy Eating (2015)

http://qz.com/396981/why-we-cant-trust-the-science-behind-gluten-phobia-and-other-fad-diets/

Are Your Multi-Tasking Hunger Neurons OCD? (2015)

http://bit.ly/1HB3uxj

Lose Weight by Walking Your Virtual Dog (2015)

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/virtual-pet-increase-physical-activity-for-kids/

Teas That Melt Fat (2015)

https://www.yahoo.com/health/5-teas-that-melt-fat-110268998678.html

Sleep Deprivation Increases Fat (2015)

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2015/02/rao/

Do High Fat Diets Make Us Crazy? (2015)

http://bit.ly/1NICzRZ

Electronic Fork Controls Your Eating (2015)

https://www.hapi.com/product/hapifork

Bread Is Not the Devil (2015)

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/03/wheat-gluten-fructans-intolerance

Breath Analyzer Tells If You’re About to Gain Weight (2015)

http://www.biospace.com/News/breath-analyzer-can-tell-if-youre-about-to-gain/379311?type=email&source=GP_060115

Dean Ornish is Wrong! (2015)

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-almost-everything-dean-ornish-says-about-nutrition-is-wrong/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150422

Power Foods for the Brain (2015)

http://www.dana.org/Cerebrum/2015/Review__Power_Foods_for_the_Brain/

Eat Your Greens (2015)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/03/diet-and-alzheimers-leafy-greens_n_6987672.html

How Turning Off the Cupcake Circuits Stimulate Hunger (2015)

http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/multimedia/videos/22948-regular-soda-please-hormone-that-differentiates-sugar-diet-sweeteners-could-exist-in-humans

The Darkness Diet (2015)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-spector-md/the-darkness-diet-3-ways-_b_6807278.html

How Your Gut Drives Your Brain (2015)

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-feelings-the-second-brain-in-our-gastrointestinal-systems-excerpt/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20150506

Obese People Are Not Just Clumsy (2015)

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=152793&CultureCode=en

Trick Your Brain into Healthy Grocery Shopping (2015)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1346600-heres-how-to-trick-your-brain-into-buying-healthier-groceries/?utm

Weight Management Friendly Foods (2015)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1343797-the-20-most-weight-loss-friendly-foods-on-the-planet/?utm

You Are What Stress Makes You Eat (2015)

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2281702

Unhealthy Healthy Food Obsession (2015)

http://cincinnatichildrensblog.org/healthy-living/orthorexia-an-unhealthy-obsession-with-healthy-foods/?utm

Inflammation Can Lower IQ (2015)

http://econ.au.dk/news-and-events/nyheder/news-item/artikel/infections-can-affect-your-iq/

Why Can’t We Stop Eating? (2014)

http://brainblogger.com/2014/04/22/why-cant-we-stop-eating/

Glucose versus Fructose (2014)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141210080734.htm

Yet Another Fat Pill (2014)

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/pill-shed-fat?

Stomach Doesn’t Get Rewired After Weight Loss (2013)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130916103352.htm

Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating (2013)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924141034.htm

Feast to Famine: Oxygen Starvation in Obesity (2013)

http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/research_bulletin/highlights201309H025.html

Brain Activity that Triggers Overeating (2013)

http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2013/september/BNST

Brain Stress Correlates with Obesity (2013)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131001123553.htm

Are 12 Hours of Daily Fasting Essential for Weight Management? (2014)

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30297497

The Vagus Nerve’s Role in Breathing and Eating (2015)

http://hms.harvard.edu/news/breath-taking

The Obesity Fix (2014)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141203144032-23027997-the-obesity-fix?

27 Science-backed Health Tips (2015)

http://www.businessinsider.com/science-backed-health-tips-2015-5

Food Plan that Makes You Smart (2015)

http://media.jamanetwork.com/news-item/mediterranean-diet-supplemented-with-olive-oil-or-nuts-associated-with-improved-cognitive-function/

Change Your Diet, Change Your Vision (2010)

http://mindhacks.com/2005/08/24/changing-diet-might-allow-you-to-see-infrared/

Morning Rays Keep Off the Pounds (2014)

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2014/04/morning-rays-keep-off-the-pounds.html

Boost your Serotonin-Signaling Circuitry (2013)

http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2013/20131010srinivasan.html

Blame Your Brain For Not Losing Weight (2013)

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/binge-on-fattening-food-blame-your-brain-sleep-and-losing-teams

Willpower is Not Enough (2013)

http://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/short/article/31070/

Gut Bacteria Regulate Weight Gain (2014)

http://www.sfi.ie/news-resources/press-releases/cork-researchers-further-understanding-of-how-gut-bacteria-regulate-weight-gain.html

3 Simple Rules for Overcoming Childhood Obesity (2014)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-05/lsuh-rot050114.php

Sleep Loss Tied to Weight Gain (2015)

http://www.biospace.com/News/losing-30-minutes-of-sleep-per-day-tied-to-weight/367826?type=email&source=GP_030915

Why We Succumb to Temptation (2014)

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/individual-brain-activity-predicts-tendency-to-succumb-to-daily-temptations.html

You Want Fries with That? (2013)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131111091735.htm

What Drives Us to Eat (2013)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131112200627.htm

A Developmental Approach to Obesity (2013)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131022113412.htm

The Importance of Sleep in Healthy Weight Maintenance (2013)

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/37269/title/Out-of-Sync/

Does Obesity Adversely Alter Our Sense of Taste? (2013)

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/11/030.html

Implantable Slimming Aid (2013)

https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/media-information/media-releases/2013/11/implantable-slimming-aid.html

New Appetite-Increasing Mechanism (2013)

http://presse-inserm.fr/en/francais-obesite-un-nouveau-mecanisme-daugmentation-de-lappetit-decouvert/9922/

Talking to Your Good Fat (2015)

http://www.kurzweilai.net/patent-awarded-for-treating-obesity-and-related-conditions-exclusive?utm

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss (2013)

http://www.psychotherapy.net/video/cognitive-therapy-weight-loss

It’s Not Just What You Eat (2015)

http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=19869

Debunking the Water Myth (2014)

http://www.uab.edu/news/youcanuse/item/4350-debunking-water-myths-weight-loss-calorie-burn-and-more

Eat More, Die Young (2013)

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/PressRelease/pressReleaseId-110383.html

Sleep in the Dark: Lose Weight (2014)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11139548/How-sleeping-in-the-pitch-black-could-help-you-lose-weight.html

Shiver Your Fat Off (2014)

http://www.garvan.org.au/news-events/evidence-that-shivering-and-exercise-may-convert-white-fat-to-brown

Surprising New Clues to the Roots of Hunger (2014)

http://www.bidmc.org/News/In-Research/2014/February/Lowell.aspx

Weight Loss by Weekday (2014)

http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/op/weightrhythms

Social Support Essential for Weight Loss (2014)

http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/0429-information-technology-can-simplify-weight-loss-efforts-social-support-still-important-for-success-mu-researcher-finds/

Obesity: Are Lipids Hard Drugs for the Brain? (2014)

http://www2.cnrs.fr/sites/en/fichier/trans_cp_luquet_obesite_ve.pdf

Food & Addiction: Treating Compulsive Eating by Emotional Training ( 2010)

http://www.uctv.tv/shows/Food-and-Addiction-Treating-Compulsive-Eating-through-Emotional-Brain-Training-18565

The Ways Food Tricks Our Brain (2014)

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/04/how-your-brain-lies-to-you-about-health/360900/

Wonder Pill Burns Fat (2014)

http://www.biospace.com/News/wonder-pill-to-keep-you-slim-and-ward-off-old-age/324090?type=email&source=GP_021814

Diet Beverages and Weight Loss

http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/Diet-beverages-shown-to-play-positive-role-in-dieters-weight-loss.aspx

Obesity Rates Skyrocketing Worldwide

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=142221&CultureCode=en

Sugar and Your Sex Drive

http://www.medicaldaily.com/sugar-addiction-doesnt-just-lead-obesity-it-affects-your-heart-health-brain-function-327660

Why Sugar-Brain Will Make You Fat (2014)

http://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2014-12-11-obese-childrens-brains-on-sugar.aspx

Sugar’s Vicious Craving Cycle (2015)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/06/sugar-brain-mental-health_n_6904778.html

The Positive Benefit of Short Workouts (2014)

http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2014/20140605conkright.html

Losing Weight Helps Clean Your House

http://www.newswise.com/articles/brain-benefits-from-weight-loss-following-bariatric-surgery

Your Smart Plate is Watching You Eat (2015)

http://www.devicespace.com/News/now-there-is-a-plate-that-tells-you-when-youre/375816?type=email&source=DS_050715

Blame Your Dopamine Circuits (2014)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-09/niod-ehb090414.php

It’s Not About Food, Silly (2014)

http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2014/140908-eatingaddiction

How Good Diets Go Bad

http://www.medicaldaily.com/how-overeating-starts-body-fat-and-unhealthy-eating-habits-obese-change-brain-302088

Reward Anticipation and Cravings

http://www.newswise.com/articles/this-is-your-brain-on-snacks-brain-stimulation-affects-craving-and-consumption

Flipping the Appetite Switch (2014)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/science/a-mouse-switch-turns-off-appetite.html?_r=1

A Stem Cell Haircut Reduces Weight

http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/diseases-conditions/changing-stem-cell-structure-may-help-fight-obesity_1547924.html

High Protein Breakfasts Kill Cravings (2014)

http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2014/1015-eating-breakfast-increases-brain-chemical-involved-in-regulating-food-intake-and-cravings-mu-researchers-find/

Lose Weight with a High Fat Diet (2014)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/health/low-carb-vs-low-fat-diet.html?_r=2

Time to Go Nuts?

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/eat-more-nuts-and-vegetables-and-dont-forget-to-exercise-and-quit-smoking/

9 Fats Necessary for a Healthy Diet

http://www.newswise.com/articles/9-fats-to-include-in-a-healthy-diet

Why Men and Women Shouldn’t Eat Together (2014)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-10/cp-maf100814.php

Are Drugs the Answer?

http://www.clinicaspace.com/News/nine-out-of-10-lost-weight-with-novo-nordisk-a-ss/352791?type=email&source=CS_110414

Your Brain Makes You Eat Junk Food

https://www.mcgill.ca/channels-contribute/channels/news/why-your-brain-makes-you-reach-junk-food-239618

Thinking Long-Term Reduces Fat

http://bit.ly/1Ft2kDK

Why Fat and Sugar Are Good for the Brain (2014)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/mcog-bfw110314.php

Think Yourself Thin (2008)

http://www.badscience.net/2008/08/think-yourself-thin/

Eat Potatoes, Lose Weight

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=146484&CultureCode=en

Live Longer through Feast and Famine (2014)

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/27/want-to-live-longer-put-less-food-on-your-plate-and-consider-a-feast-and-famine-diet-experts-say/

When You Burn Fat, Where Does It Go? (2014)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/16/371210831/when-you-burn-off-that-fat-where-does-it-go

Breathe the Weight Away (2014)

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/12/17/4149911.htm

Fat Isn’t All Bad (2015)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uoc–fia122914.php

Food as Reward

http://www.chc.ucsf.edu/AME_lab/pdfs/chapters/40_Brownell_CH40.pdf

How Anorexics Avoid Eating

http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/hunger-versus-reward-how-do-anorexics-control-their-appetite

Researchers Map Direct Gut-Brain Connection (2015)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/du-rmd010615.php

Focus On: Fiber, Fiber, Fiber (2015)

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-high-fiber-diet-weight-loss-20150213-story.html

The Power of an Imaginary Meal

http://bit.ly/1AVHfgQ

Fasting Reboots Your Immune System

http://www.biospace.com/News/fasting-may-help-you-age-slower-and-reboot-your/359744?type=email&source=GP_010615

Retraining the Brain for Healthy Eating

http://www.nature.com/nutd/journal/v4/n9/full/nutd201426a.html

Whole Grains Linked to Longer Life

http://www.biospace.com/News/eating-whole-grains-linked-to-a-longer-life/359723?type=email&source=GP_010615

Notion of Healthy Obesity Debunked

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-debunks-the-notion-of-healthy-obesity/

Can the Brain Increase Your Fat Burn? (2015)

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/could-our-brains-instruct-our-bodies-burn-more-fat?et_cid=4372578&et_rid=601559172&location=top

Blame It on Your Brain: Salt and High Blood Pressure

https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/blame-it-your-brain-salt-and-hypertension-241270

The Hunger Hormone and Lifelong Obesity

http://www.newswise.com/articles/hunger-hormone-in-infancy-may-link-to-lifelong-obesity-risk

Me and My Belly (2014)

http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/recentissues/2014-mayjun/item/2493-family-matters

The Brain-Belly Connection

http://bit.ly/19O8oLW

A Toast to Chocolate

http://bit.ly/1aonDMC

No Cure: Diet and Exercise Alone

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2025702384_obesitystudyxml.html

High Energy Breakfast (2015)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/d-heb021915.php

Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1236579-fda-approves-new-drug-for-binge-eating-disorder-bed/?utm

How Overeating Jams Up Your Brain’s Metabolism

http://bit.ly/1G7ILUe

Processed Foods Function Like Addictive Drugs

http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/22693-highly-processed-foods-linked-to-addictive-eating

How Food Energizes the “Feel-Bad Brain” (2015)

http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2015-03-04/

The Compulsive Eater’s Brain Circuitry (2015)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/cp-rdb012315.php

Truly Comforting Comfort Food

http://www.medicaldaily.com/comfort-food-comes-people-cooking-love-not-food-itself-327650

Beefing Up Executive Function to Lose Weight

http://news.byu.edu/archive15-feb-teenmri.aspx

Hunger Reduction Peptides

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/bumc-rip020415.php

Diet and Academic Success (2014)

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/20/brain-food-diets-impacts-students-are-too-big-ignore

Being Overweight Has Nothing to Do With Will Power

http://aeon.co/magazine/health/david-berreby-obesity-era/

The Rising Tide of Obesity (2015)

http://ideas.aeon.co/viewpoints/harriet-brown-on-is-the-rising-tide-of-obesity-worldwide-really-a-serious-health-risk?utm

Sugar Addiction Blues (2015)

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/decoding-sugar-addiction?et_cid=4389680&et_rid=601559172&location=top

How Being Fat Keeps You Fat (2014)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-08/uoc–dgb081514.php

The MIND Diet and the DASH Diet

https://www.rush.edu/news/press-releases/new-mind-diet-may-significantly-protect-against-alzheimers-disease

Don’t Fall for Shallow or Easy Solutions (2015)

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/01/dr-oz-and-weight-loss-claim-controversy?et_cid=4388758&et_rid=601559172&type=headline

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s