Weight Loss

Sweet potato water may aid in weight loss

Sweet potatoes are known to be superfoods in their own right, but a new study suggests that consuming waste water from sweet potatoes cooking may offer up a trimmer waistline. Researchers found that the starchy waste left behind in the water after cooking made mice slimmer. The mice in the study consumed high-fat diets and ...click here to read more

Whole Grains, Fruit & Veggies Month: Heart disease, stroke, cholesterol, glaucoma, breast cancer

September is whole grains month and fruits & veggies month, so we present our top articles that discuss the impact that whole grains, fruits, and vegetables have on heart disease, stroke, weight loss, cholesterol, glaucoma, and breast cancer. As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” It’s important that we eat nutritious foods to ...click here to read more

LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol lowered with Mediterranean diet, low-carb vegan diet in men: Study

LDL “bad” cholesterol can be lowered with a Mediterranean diet and a low-carb vegan diet in men. The study looked at 19 men with metabolic syndrome, which means having three or more risk factors for heart disease and stroke – for example, being overweight, having high blood pressure, and being diabetic. The men were followed ...click here to read more

Ulcerative colitis symptoms: Weight loss due to loss of appetite and other factors

Weight loss is quite common in ulcerative colitis, either due to loss of appetite or other factors. A type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis is often accompanied by painful flare-ups, so choosing the right foods to eat is often quite difficult. Food plays a large role in ulcerative colitis because it can trigger ...click here to read more

Good cholesterol improved in obese teen boys after weight loss surgery

Good cholesterol levels increased in obese teen boys after weight loss surgery, a new study found. The researchers uncovered that the surgery helps enhance the protective effects of HDL cholesterol. Study author Dr. Amy Shah said, “We already knew that weight loss surgery improves weight and cholesterol numbers. This new research shows that there are ...click here to read more

Endometriosis Awareness Month 2016, PCOS, pregnancy risks, pelvic pain in women, and weight loss

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month 2016, which touches upon topics such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pregnancy complications, pelvic pain in women, and weight loss. Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide and not only negatively impacts a woman’s life, but can cause some very painful symptoms, too. Here is Bel Marra Health’s news roundup ...click here to read more

Weight loss and healthy fat diet improve cholesterol

Weight loss and consumption of healthy fats as seen in the Mediterranean diet – olive oil, fish, etc. – have been found to help improve cholesterol numbers. Moreover, the results were found to be high in women, specifically women who are insulin-resistant. In the U.S., 28 percent of American adults are on lipid-lowering drugs, and ...click here to read more

Reducing stress may aid in weight loss

At the early stages of a new study researchers may have insight in how reducing stress may aid in weight loss. Researchers from the University of Florida studied cells and mice and found that chronic stress triggers production of betatrophin, a protein which inhibits an enzyme involved in fat burning. Study co-first author Dr. Li-Jun ...click here to read more