UNC Health Care

Category: Weight Loss

Children playing on summer sunset happy time

April 27, 2016

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.

Children, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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Karen Mohlke

February 11, 2015

Largest ever genome-wide study on body fat and BMI strengthen genet...

UNC researchers led by Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Kari North, PhD, including a consortium of researchers, find 89 new genetic locations that will help scientists pinpoint genes that play roles in different obesity traits.

Genetics, Studies, Weight Loss

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Closeup of multicolored doughnuts with sprinkles and nuts.

October 13, 2014

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles t...

A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine whether adding the amount of walking it takes to burn off the calories in food items will lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Awards, Health, Research, Studies, Weight Loss, Wellness

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A group of elderly people in a waiting room.

August 13, 2014

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.

Health, Research, Weight Loss, Wellness

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April 30, 2013

Patient Story: How Weight Loss Surgery Changed My Life and My Diabetes

“Having this surgery truly changed my life,” explained Goldman. “If you have health issues and you’ve tried everything, don’t be ashamed to try the surgery. Sometimes you need an extra tool to get your body into the mode of eating what you’re supposed to. I look forward to a longer, healthier life because of my choice.”

Weight Loss

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Dr-Sharp

February 2, 2012

New Bariatric Procedure Has Promise

Post by Lindsey Sharp, M.D. of Rex Bariatric Specialists. Dr. Sharp was recently selected as the new Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery services at Rex Healthcare and he is excited to further expand the Excellence in Bariatric care at Rex Hospital. I recently attended a course at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio about an investigational new…

Weight Loss

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