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May 5, 2016

Study Links Some Positive Effects to Calorie Restriction in Nonobese Adults

May 2, 2016 — A 25 percent calorie restriction over two years by adults who were not obese was linked to better health-related quality of life, according to the results of a randomized clinical ... read more

National Study Shows New Ways to Stop Weight Gain Cut Young Adults' Obesity Risk by Half

May 2, 2016 — A new study has identified two self-regulation strategies effective in preventing weight gain among young adults. At the end of the three-year study, researchers showed that young adults taught ... read more

In Older Adults, Frailty and Depression Symptoms Are Linked and Can Affect Spouses

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined the effects of frailty and depression on married couples. People married to a frail spouse were likely to become frail themselves, and people married to a depressed spouse were ... read more

A Spoonful of Sugar? Swapping Sugary Drinks for Water and Dairy Seems the Best Medicine

Apr. 29, 2016 — New research may have an impact on the sugar tax debate. The research team observed overall changes in dietary patterns in overweight children, including a decrease in consumption of sugary drinks, ... read more

More Than Just Eyes and Skin: Vitamin A Affects the Heart

Apr. 28, 2016 — Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a key hormone-signaling pathway that explains why men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Eating Chocolate Each Day Could Reduce Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Apr. 28, 2016 — New study could lead to physicians recommending daily consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate. The new paper concludes that further observational research is needed to understand the role ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — In a review of 19 studies, researchers say they can confirm a 'strong association' between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles -- many common among African-Americans -- and the development of ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. Researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice. The researchers showed that microRNA-92a can be ... read more

China Pays Price of Western Lifestyle With Soaring Childhood Obesity

Apr. 26, 2016 — Less than one percent of children were obese in 1985 compared to 17 percent of boys and 9 percent of girls in 2014, a study from China concludes. Boys may be more overweight than girls because of ... read more

Why Is Visceral Fat Worse Than Subcutaneous Fat?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have long-known that visceral fat -- the kind that wraps around the internal organs -- is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that lies just under the skin around the belly, thighs and ... read more

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children

Apr. 25, 2016 — Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age two, research shows. The study also found breastfeeding ... read more

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

Apr. 25, 2016 — Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research ... read more

'Mediterranean' Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes in Heart Patients

Apr. 25, 2016 — A 'Mediterranean' diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a ... read more

Sleep Loss Detrimental to Blood Vessels

Apr. 22, 2016 — Getting too little sleep causes changes in the metabolism of cholesterol, demonstrates a new study. According to the results, long-term sleep loss may contribute to the development of cardiovascular ... read more

Infant BMI Is Good Predictor of Obesity at Age Two

Apr. 22, 2016 — Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age two months are at risk for obesity at age two years, say pediatric researchers. The authors say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than ... read more

Higher Muscle Mass Associated With Lower Mortality Risk in People With Heart Disease

Apr. 22, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that ... read more

Does a Parent's Perception of Their Child's Weight Impact on Child Weight Gain?

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight. Children whose parents perceived their weight as ... read more

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Large Population of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 20, 2016 — A nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These data underscore the importance of vitamin D ... read more

Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers. The study found that when pregnant mice only drink water sweetened with ... read more

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