Articles relating to 'obesity'

Tossing and turning at night? This will help…

FAT, OBESITY, FAT, OBESITYAs it turns out, sleeping with too much light in the room can significantly increase the risk of obesity, especially in women.

Recently, a British study, funded by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, looked at 113,000 women over a 40-year period. Researchers wanted to identify the root causes of … Read More

Why there’s no such thing as fat and healthy

diabetes, fat, obesityWhile curvy might be a style statement and plus-sized models graze the covers of fashion magazines, the verdict is in. Scientific research says it is just is not possible to be overweight and healthy.

While the tides of change brought a new wave of voluptuous beauty and larger sizes, the devil’s advocate has come in the form of … Read More

Hungry All The Time? This Could Be The Problem

179691471Americans just keep getting fatter, it’s true, but did you know that sleep deprivation could play a role in tipping the scales?

Studies have connected sleep, eating and weight in adults and older children. Now new research published in the International Journal of Obesity has found that the same may hold true for younger children under the age … Read More

If You’re Having Trouble Losing Weight This Could Be The Reason

481245403Experts have suggested many different causes for obesity, focusing on a lack of healthy food in our diets and lifestyles that keep us sedentary. But here is one possible culprit you probably hadn’t considered: Antibiotics.

According to Scientific American, 70 percent of the antibiotics produced each year in the United States are actually given to livestock for … Read More

Diet Soda Drinkers More Likely To Be Obese

SODAFeeling guilty lining up at the fast food restaurant counter? Well, that greasy burger and fries won’t … Read More

Food Label ‘Makeover’ To Fight Obesity

153577631Do you read food labels while you’re grocery shopping, looking for grams of sugar and fat? If so, you may soon notice some changes – the first in 20 years –designed to reduce obesity and its related diseases among Americans.

The updated labels are part of the White House’s ongoing fight against obesity in Americans. Though a recent surveyRead More

Your Waistline Could Shorten Your Life

478289643Whether it is an extra inch or a full-blown spare tire, that extra weight you have around your waist might make for more than a few cringe-worthy moments on the scale. It might also be shaving years off of your life.

A study by the Mayo Clinic, and published in the March 2014 Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found … Read More

Obesity Defeated: 43% Drop In Obesity Means You Can Do It

160942185Put down that donut and listen up! There’s good news to report on the war on fat – news I’m happy to share with you and all my patients. News that could make you want to tweak your diet, pile veggies on the plate and lace up those walking shoes for a heart-pumping stroll. (Remember to swing those … Read More

Obesity Higher Amongst Older Women, Down In Younger Children

86497702Well, the United States obesity rates may be down in preschoolers, but they’re up for older women, according to new statistics.

A recent survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), revealed that obesity rates among children – aged 2 to 5 years … Read More

Age Related Obesity: Brown Fat Fights Belly Fat

122224070Let’s face it, body fat has a bad reputation – something we fret about constantly and try to burn away with regular exercise. Well, here’s something to consider as you try to keep your New Year’s resolution of losing weight: When it comes to age-related obesity, brown fat is simply failing us.

New research, conducted by Japan’s University of … Read More

Obesity Can Now Affect Kidney Function

185717114The obesity epidemic sweeping the West is a cause for real concern, which is why groups like Let’s Move have been formed to get people off the couch.

Despite efforts by these organizations to improve the health of children and adults around the country, obesity continues to be a major issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

Can Your Weight Be The Cause Of Your Hearing Loss?

177762422Excess weight has been linked to numerous health problems. Now consider adding hearing loss to the list of motivators to get you exercising and eating better.

Hearing loss is a problem that affects roughly 48 million adults in the U.S., a 20 percent chunk of the American population. It’s estimated that one out of every three people over … Read More

How Your Body Weight Could Affect Your Chances of Surviving Cancer

Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping across the world. In its wake, it’s bringing a tidal wave of life-threatening consequences that are severely affecting the health and mortality of the global population. Increased risks of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes are just some of the threats associated with obesity. Now, a new study has linked obesity with … Read More

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