A new study shows that employing certain methods can help keep the pounds off. These interventions include regularly weighing one's self and planning for unfortunate weight-gain situation.
New findings by University of Sussex researchers have revealed that children inherit obesity from their parents. The BMI count of the parents directly affects that of the child, making them obese.
A new American Heart Association report estimates that 45 percent of the U.S. population will have some form of health problem linked to heart disease by 2035. Costs associated with cardiovascular conditions would also rise to $1.1 trillion.
Public Health February 15, 2017
A new study from the National Institutes of Health suggests that a couple’s body mass index may play a crucial role in their chances of getting pregnant.
Public Health February 13, 2017
New research pointed out that online forums dedicated to people trying to lose weight offer support to their members. Among the forum posts, the most successful are the confessions.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017
New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017
The American Heart Association confirmed that eating breakfast reduces your risk factors for heart disease. Oatmeal is great for you but there are other breakfast items that will also do your heart a whole lot of good.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017
A new study reveals that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared to their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017
France has banned unlimited refills of sodas and sugary drinks in restaurants and other fast food places, in accordance with the WHO's 2016 health data. It remains to be seen if the U.S. implements similar measure to counter obesity.
Public Health January 31, 2017
A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017
Children suffering from asthma are more likely to become obese per a new study. An early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help in the prevention of obesity.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017
Research sheds new light on the inflammatory response generated by the immune system in the human body during digestion. In healthy adults, the process is beneficial, while in overweight and obese people it can lead to diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017
When parents buy prepackaged, processed meals, they believe their families really like the ready to eat meals, and not just simply because they lack the time to cook or plan family dinners, according to a new study.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2017
Parental obesity can directly affect children, according to NIH researchers. In a study, they showed that obese mothers and fathers can increase risks of child developmental delays.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2017
Is it inactivity that causes obesity or obesity that makes people turn into couch potatoes? It’s a “chicken and egg” scenario that a recent study clarified using a mouse model.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 1, 2017
Protein generally associated with obesity was found to inhibit patients' reaction to leukemia treatment and contribute to the severity of the disease. Further research will document how this information can be used in increasing patients' response to treatment.
Biotech December 27, 2016
Dietary recommendations on daily sugar intake could be based on poor evidences, reports a recent study. WHO recommends sugar intake of less than 5 percent of dietary calories per day, while the Institute of Medicine limits sugar intake to less than 25 percent of dietary calories taken every day.
Public Health December 23, 2016
People addicted to food could be treated with a regular narcolepsy drug, reports a recent study. Modafinil, a drug used in treating impulsiveness in ADHD and schizophrenia, might help reduce the impulsiveness in food addicts as well, noted the researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 15, 2016
Consuming 20g of nuts a day reduces the risk of a number of diseases, noted a recent study. In spite of fat, the proteins and fibers present in nuts also help in reducing the risk of obesity, reported the researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016
Nestle representatives have declared they will gradually change the recipes of sweets in order to use less sugar. This method is seen as a means to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes.
Public Health December 3, 2016
People experiencing chronic jet lag could develop obesity and liver diseases including liver cancer, reports a recent study. Variable sleep timings and exposure to light may result in excessive production of bile acids, which could result in cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 27, 2016
High amounts of vitamin D in blood improve the survival rate of patients with breast cancer, reported a recent study. Researchers observed 30 percent increase in survival rate among women who had breast cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2016
Lack of sleep could increase the amount of food taken in, reports a recent study. Long hours of vigil increase the time available for food consumption and lead to weight gain.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2016
According to researchers, summer breaks actually lead to increases in obesity in children more than the time kids are in school. This tells parents the fight against obesity requires effort throughout the year.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016
A recent report showed that 96 health organizations conducting research on dietary changes to reduce obesity were funded by Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. Their actions had a negative impact on the outcome of the studies, as well as on the American health care improvements.
Public Health October 12, 2016
When it comes to active living, large cities in the United States outrank smaller communities, a new study revealed. Researchers explain how the surroundings -- particularly opportunities for recreation -- affect the overall lifestyle of residents.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 12, 2016
Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.
Public Health September 21, 2016
Children born via cesarean delivery are at increased risk of becoming obese compared with their peers born vaginally. The difference in risk is more pronounced among siblings.
Public Health September 7, 2016
According to researchers, obesity rates in U.S. adults are actually improving but they remain high enough to cause concern. In 2015, Louisiana was king when it came to obese adults.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2016
Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including increased risk for certain cancer types. Now, researchers are saying that excess weight has been linked to eight more cancers.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2016
The longer women spend being obese or overweight, the greater their risk of developing certain types of cancers, such as breast and endometrial, a new study says. For every 10 years they spend overweight, their cancer risk increases by 7 percent.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2016
Swapping a sugar-filled beverage with water every day is enough to reduce the body's intake of calories, a new study says. This could lead to a significant improvement in overall health and lower excess body weight.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016
Many U.S. children have poor cardiovascular health based on standards set by the American Heart Association. How do children achieve ideal heart health?
Public Health August 13, 2016
A new study has found that the brains of overweight people are 10 years older compared with their lean counterparts — but only when they reach middle age and up.
Neuroscience August 8, 2016
CDC researchers reported that more than half of women are overweight or obese prior to becoming pregnant. Unhealthy weight poses threats of health complications to pregnant women.
Public Health August 5, 2016
Americans are indeed getting heavier — 15 pounds heavier compared with 20 years ago, to be exact.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2016
Past studies have found that higher BMI may be linked to higher risk of death or heart attack. However, a new report that focused on twins suggests that higher BMI is strongly linked to type 2 diabetes, but not heart attack.
Public Health August 3, 2016
A large-scale research in North America has sought to find out how captivity affects the life quality of zoo elephants. Researchers say the results were quite surprising.
Animals July 15, 2016
Children who sleep late at night are likely to grow up as obese teens. What time should preschoolers go to sleep to reduce the likelihood of weight problems later in life?
Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016
Being obese or overweight can lead to a much earlier death, particularly for men, a new study suggests. The report attempts to find a definitive consensus on the effects of both medical conditions.
Public Health July 14, 2016
Parents don't realize they are overfeeding their children with adult-sized meal portions and too many snacks, a new study finds. This further fuels the obesity epidemic, including child obesity.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016
Is eating pasta a big no-no for people who want to lose weight? A new study by Italian researchers found that there is no link between pasta and weight gain.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016
Obese or overweight senior adults can live more of their golden years but with increased risks of developing heart disease and getting it earlier in life. Findings suggest that lowering obesity rates among older people is fundamental.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016
A dental leader says the workplace 'cake culture' is fueling obesity spikes and contributing to poor dental health. Managers and employees should change the workplace culture into one that limits sugar and promotes healthier alternatives like fruits and nuts.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016
If you plan on getting pregnant, lose weight first. A new study finds that obese women can pass on the weight problem to at least three generations along with metabolic issues such as insulin resistance.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2016
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