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Chronic Stress Linked to Obesity

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

There’s some bad news for people living with chronic stress. A new study suggests that chronically stressed people not only tend to put on excess weight more but also find it much harder to lose them. The culprit was found to be cortisol. Whenever we are under stress, cortisol levels in the body rise. Cortisol […]

A New-Found Protein Can Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Nearly 30 millions of people in the US have diabetes, a severe health condition which features in the seventh place in the list of top 10 leading causes of death in the country. Obesity, which too affects millions in the US, is linked to a range of health conditions, like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. […]

Gut Bacteria Might Influence Obesity in Young Adults

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

With obesity rising sharply in children and adolescents in the last few decades, there’s a strong need for a new strategy to tackle it. Thankfully, a new study brings us closer to dealing with the obesity menace. According to this study, gut bacteria might influence weight gain in growing years. The researchers noticed that children […]

The risk of fracture increases if you undergo weight loss surgery

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The risk of fracture increases if you are severely obese and undergoing surgery for weight loss, according to a recent study. The study claims that the risk of fracture is greater in obese people undergoing surgery in comparison to obese and non-obese individuals who don’t undergo weight loss surgery. The study authors strongly recommend that […]

Obesity Increases the Risk of Premature Death, More in Men than Women

Friday, July 15th, 2016

A new study involving nearly 4 million adults concluded that being overweight or obese increases the risk of premature death. The findings of this study were published in The Lancet. According to the study, overweight or obese adults have an increased risk of a host of serious health conditions, including, but not restricted to, stroke, […]

FDA Gives Approval to AspireAssist Obesity Device

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to a new treatment device for obesity. This device involves use of a tube surgically placed inside the patient’s body for draining some amount of ingested food following every meal. This obesity treatment device is called AspireAssist obesity device. It is not recommended for use in patients who suffer from […]

Fruit Compound Combination Might Help Treat Diabetes Type II, Obesity, & CVD

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Millions of people worldwide have diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Even more battle it out with obesity for a major part of their life, often unsuccessfully. Could all these three health problems be tackled by drinking a daily supplement obtained from two common fruits, oranges and red grapes? According to a latest research, the answer is […]

High Fructose Intake During Pregnancy Linked To Placental and Fetal Defects

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

A diet that is extremely rich in fructose might lead to diabetes as well as obesity. Several studies have stated this. However, a new study points out that expectant mothers eating too much fructose can suffer placental as well as fetal defects. The same study also reveals that a drug frequently used for treating kidney […]

Scientists Find a New Enzyme That Regulate Appetite

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Scientists have found an enzyme in mice that controls how much they eat. This finding, scientists hope, could tell more about how brain plays a key role in the intake of food and lead to innovative and more effective ways to tackle obesity. In their study, scientists were focusing on the function of an enzyme […]

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Overeating, Unhealthy Food Choices

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

New research indicates that lack of sleep increases the blood levels of a certain chemical called endocannabinoids, which in turn increases hunger levels as well as craving for sweet and salty snacks. For the study, researchers analyzed the sleeping patterns and eating behavior of 14 participants. All the participants were in their 20s and spent […]

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