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July 1, 2015

Is Marriage Good or Bad for the Figure?

June 29, 2015 — It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy. But does this "marriage bonus" also apply to the health indicator of body weight? Researchers ... read more

Inactivity Reduces People's Muscle Strength

June 26, 2015 — It only takes two weeks of not using their legs for young people to lose a third of their muscular strength, leaving them on par with a person who is 40-50 years their senior, new research ... read more

June 26, 2015 — What impact can exercise done early in life have on the propensity for exercising during the adult years? Researchers did experiments on mice in the lab to find out. They found that early-age ... read more

Online Computer Game Can Help Shed Weight, Reduce Food Intake

June 26, 2015 — A simple new computerized game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight. Psychologists report that participants lost an average of 0.7kg and consumed around 220 fewer ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The acidity of urine -- as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet -- may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research may have ... read more

Eating in the Absence of Hunger: A Recipe for Expanding Waistline

June 25, 2015 — Snacking when you're not hungry can cause weight gain as much as overly large portion sizes and energy-rich foods, a researcher ... read more

Weight Loss, Combined With Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation Linked to Cancer, Chronic Disease

June 24, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic ... read more

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn't Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

June 23, 2015 — Researchers call on the American federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for ... read more

Mixed Findings Regarding Quality of Evidence Supporting Benefit of Medical Marijuana

June 23, 2015 — In an analysis of the findings of nearly 80 randomized trials that included about 6,500 participants, there was moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids (chemical compounds that ... read more

'Fitness' Foods May Cause Consumers to Eat More, Exercise Less

June 23, 2015 — Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. But according to a new study, such "fitness branding" ... read more

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

June 22, 2015 — For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. This study is the first to examine the longer-term ... read more

Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity in the United States

June 22, 2015 — More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to new estimates. Overweight and obesity are associated with a variety of chronic health conditions, which could ... read more

Scientists Identify Amino Acid That Stops Seizures in Mice

June 19, 2015 — An amino acid whose role in the body has been all but a mystery appears to act as a potent seizure inhibitor in mice, according to a study. In a series of experiments, the amino acid D-leucine, found ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

Smoking Around Your Toddler Could Be Just as Bad as Smoking While Pregnant

June 22, 2015 — Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers. “We suspect the statistics we’ve ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health ... read more

Avoidant/restrictive Food Intake Disorder: More Than Just Picky Eating

June 18, 2015 — A new commentary by experts reflects on the clinical impact of the diagnosis of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and the work that remains in terms of treatments and improved ... read more

Weighing Yourself Daily Can Tip the Scale in Your Favor

June 17, 2015 — For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year study found that frequent self-weighing and ... read more

Warning Over Poor Cooking Skills Among Teenagers

June 17, 2015 — Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking, according to a study. They are also not worried about their health, believing that ... read more

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