Tag: weight gain

Sleeping With Lights Or TV On Can Lead To Weight Gain In Women

Exposure to artificial lights such as lamps or the television during bedtime can do more harm than just disrupting sleep. Evidently, it can lead to weight gain and obesity in women.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2019

Processed Foods Can Make You Gain Weight: Study

A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Marijuana Users Weigh About 2 Pounds Less Than Non-Users Despite Munchies

People who smoke marijuana are less likely to become overweight, according to a new study. These new findings refuted the theory on munchies or eating excessively after smoking joint.

Public Health April 22, 2019

Eating Later In The Day Linked To Weight Gain

Compared with early-day eaters, late-day eaters tend to have higher BMI and body fat, researchers found. Here's why eating late in the day may lead to weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 25, 2019

Fat Cells Have Biological Clock That Can Affect Metabolism

Human fat cells follow its own biological clock that regulates metabolism and appetite. This new finding helps scientists better understand the role of circadian rhythm in key body functions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2019

Scientists Create New Pill That Prevents You From Gaining Weight

Scientists took a pill typically used to treat glaucoma patients and found that it helped prevent weight gain even after intake of a high-fat diet. It only applies to mice for now, however.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 13, 2018

Working Americans Are Consuming More Junk Food At Work

A study conducted by the CDC shows that working Americans consume a vast amount of junk food at work. Food items such as pizza, cupcakes, cakes, and sodas are regularly available to employees, which can be hazardous to their health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018

Antidepressants Linked To Weight Gain And Obesity, With Some Drugs Worse Than Others

Researchers have found that they may be a link between taking antidepressants and the health issues of weight gain and obesity. Some drugs were also found to be worse than others, leading to a higher risk of gaining weight.

Medicine May 26, 2018

Skipping Breakfast Will Not Help You Lose Weight: You'll Gain Weight Instead, Study Says

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic discovered that skipping breakfast will not help people lose weight. Instead, it is linked to future weight gain, and leads to a higher risk of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2018

Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy Could Lead to Child's Weight Gain, Claims New Study

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health looked into the effects of pregnant mothers' caffeine intake on the health of their children. Over 50,000 pregnant women and their children were monitored from 2002 to 2008 for the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018

Here’s Why Weight Gain Could Reduce The Number Of Taste Buds And Result to Never-Ending Cycle of Obesity

A new study from Cornell University found that the weight gain poses risks in the reduction of taste buds. This metabolic malfunction often results to the dulling of the sense of taste and consumption of more calories.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

Is Obesity Contagious? Study Says Yes, But Don't Blame Your Neighbors For Your Weight Gain

A new study confirmed that obesity may be considered contagious, just like the flu and sexually transmitted diseases. However, this does not mean that people should just blame their neighbors if they are overweight.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2018

High Fat Diet May Help In Weight Loss: Study

A new study showed that a diet high in fat may help in losing weight. The researchers discovered a method in which altering the Hedgehog pathway signaling system, resulted in suppressing obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017

Sugar, Not Fat, Causes Weight Gain: Professor Of Medicine

Weight gain and obesity are linked to the excess consumption of sugar. Eating fat does not make a person fat, a professor of medicine recently stated in his new book.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 20, 2017

Diet Food And Drinks May Trigger Weight Gain And Diabetes: Study

A study has found that low-calorie food and beverage could increase the risk for obesity and diabetes. Misaligned sweetness and calories deceive our body’s metabolism into gaining weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Weight Gain and Other Health Woes Yet Again

A new study warns against the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, specifically how they could cause long-term weight gain and other health problems. Read on for details from the University of Manitoba research.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2017

Smelling Your Food First Can Make You Fat: UC Berkeley Study

A new study by UC Berkeley researchers suggests that a person's sense of smell can affect how the body will deal with calories. The results show a relationship between the olfactory system and brain regions known to control metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2017

Exercise Not A Key Factor In Weight Control: Study

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

Weight Loss Tips: Here's How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Worried about gaining a few extra pounds during the holidays? We've listed down several tips so you can still indulge and eat the meals you want while still keeping yourself healthy.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

How To Avoid Obesity? E-Cigarettes Can Help Prevent Weight Gain In Ex-Smokers

Scientists have found a connection between people who are trying to quit smoking and vaping electronic cigarettes. According to the research, the latter could help control the weight gain associated with quitting the habit.

Public Health October 27, 2016

People In US, Germany, Japan Gain Weight During Different Holidays: Study

A new study confirms that most people really do gain weight during the holiday season. The trend was seen particularly among 3,000 participants from the United States, Japan and Germany.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 21, 2016

Americans On Average Have Gained 15 Pounds In The Last 20 Years

Americans are indeed getting heavier — 15 pounds heavier compared with 20 years ago, to be exact.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2016

These Brain Cells Help Control Your Appetite, Weight Gain

The hormone leptin instructs the body when to stop eating by sending signals to the brain, but how does it exactly do that? New research suggests specific brain cells help make this happen.

Neuroscience May 15, 2016

'Biggest Loser' Study Reveals Why It Is Difficult To Keep Weight Off

A study among 'The Biggest Loser' contestants revealed why it is hard to maintain weight loss. Among the factors identified in the study include slow metabolism and poor metabolic adaptation.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

Eating Walnuts Could Delay Age-Related Health Problems: Study

Walnuts are good for the body, but can they make you fat? A new study initially showed you can enjoy the healthy benefits of walnuts without causing significant weight gain.

Life April 5, 2016

Global Obesity Epidemic: Study Finds One In Eight Adults Worldwide Is Obese

Obese people now number 641 million worldwide, up from only 105 million in 1975. Experts blame easier access to cheap and highly-processed food for the global obesity epidemic.

Life April 2, 2016

Sleep Loss Can Give You Cannabis-Style Munchies: Study

Sleep deprivation can likely cause one to get the munchies, the same seen in cannabis users, according to a new study. Those who did not get enough sleep had elevated levels of endocannabinoids or cannabis-like chemicals in their brain that trigger overeating.

Life March 1, 2016

Drinking Too Much Coke Daily Is Bad For The Health: How To Give Up Soda Addiction

Kathy O'Sullivan from the United Kingdom is a living example of how soda addiction can take its toll on one's health. But how will one be able to successfully curb this type of addiction and take a better health path?

Life January 26, 2016

Babies, Toddlers Who Rapidly Gain Weight May Have Higher Childhood Blood Pressure Risk

Rapid weight gain in infants and toddlers was linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure later during childhood. More health issues could follow in young adult years, including high cholesterol and high blood sugar.

Life January 25, 2016

Ways To Get Back On Track After Holiday Weight Gain

There is so much more to losing the weight you gained during the holidays than what you currently know. Fortunately, all hope is not lost. Here are a few tips to help yourself get back on track after gaining weight.

Life December 28, 2015

Want To Avoid Christmas Weight Gain? Practical Tips To Stay Fit During The Holidays

For many people, it is difficult to avoid the hearty and scrumptious meals typically served at Christmas parties, causing them to take in more calories than they actually need. Find out how to avoid packing in the extra pounds during the holidays with these practical tips to staying fit and healthy.

Life December 23, 2015

Americans Still Getting Fatter Despite Push To Eat Healthy: What's Behind Rising Obesity Rate?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 36 percent of American adults are still obese in the 2011 to 2014 study. Is junk food really to blame or is it something else?

Life November 14, 2015

Nearly Half Of Pregnant Women In The US Gain Too Much Weight

Women are expected to gain weight during pregnancy but only to a certain extent based on their pre-pregnancy body mass index. In a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of American pregnant women exhibited excessive weight gain.

Life November 10, 2015

Pregnant Women Urged To Exercise To Avoid Depression

A UK study found pregnant women who reported symptoms of depression tend to sit down for long periods. The researchers suggested exercise as an effective way to avoid depression and prevent complications associated with sedentary behavior during pregnancy.

Life November 7, 2015

Unhealthy Weight During Pregnancy Ups Obesity Risk In Women

A new study revealed that excessive weight gain during pregnancy elevates the risks for obesity in women. Researchers from Columbia University examined data from multi-ethnic mothers and monitored their weight seven years after delivery.

Life October 24, 2015

Late Bedtime Isn't Good For Your Waistline: Study Finds Link Between Sleeping Late and Weight Gain

People hoping to trim their waistline may start by sleeping early at night. A new study found that there is a link between weight gain and late bedtimes.

Life October 7, 2015

Teens Who Don't Want to Gain Weight Need to Sleep Early: Here's Why

A 2.1 increase in BMI was observed for each hour that teenagers go to bed late. Bedtime is seen as a potential target for weight management during a person's transition into adulthood.

Life October 3, 2015

Increased Salt Intake Could Raise Risk Of Obesity By 25 Percent

An increase of even one gram of salt to an individual's daily intake could increase obesity risk by as much as 25 percent, according to new research by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

Life September 3, 2015

Researchers Say Smoking Can Lead To 'Pot Belly' Stomach

Researchers found that while smoking may be associated with weight loss, it does not spare belly fat. The findings of a new study discovered that increased smoking may result in a 'pot belly' stomach.

Life August 20, 2015

Dad Bod Really Exists: First-Time Dads Gain Weight, Confirms New Study

A recent study conducted by Northwestern University researchers suggests that men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in their BMI rating.

July 23, 2015

Mimicking Shift Work Schedule In Mice Leads To Weight Gain And Cancer

When scientists disrupted the natural light-dark cycles of day and night, mice exhibited significantly earlier onset of breast cancer and gained more weight than those on a more natural schedule. The findings add to mounting evidence that shift work can have serious health consequences.

Life July 21, 2015

Chances Of Obese People Getting Back To Normal Weight? 'Slim,' Says Study

Once a person becomes obese, the odds of their recovering a normal body weight are long, researchers say. Strategies to prevent weight gain in the first place would be more effective than diet and exercise after the fact, they suggest.

Life July 17, 2015

Women With Breast Cancer More Susceptible To Weight Gain

According to researchers, breast cancer survivors are gaining more weight than their cancer-free counterparts and that’s bad news for their overall health.

Life July 16, 2015

Want To Get Rid Of Abdominal Fat? Don't Skip Meals

Skipping meals is not a good idea for losing weight and excess fat. New research has shown that fasting increases a person's odds for abdominal fat.

Life May 22, 2015

Easy Exercise Tips to Burn Off Those Holiday Calories

People look forward to a holiday season that brings joy -- but also sometimes those extra pounds, too. Daily chores can help burn some of those calories.

Life December 27, 2014

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