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Must-read destinations for optimizing your health

MUST-READ DESTINATIONS FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR HEALTH

More than half the U.S. population is struggling with chronic illness, 1 and 1 in 5 deaths is obesity related. 2 We have overwhelming...

New weight loss app targets kids as young as 8 years old

NEW WEIGHT LOSS APP TARGETS KIDS AS YOUNG AS 8 YEARS OLD

Could it actually cause obesity instead?

 
 
 
Gut-brain Connection Explains How Overeating Causes Weight Gain

GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION EXPLAINS HOW OVEREATING CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN

Overindulging in your favorite food results in obesity. Previously unknown gut-brain connection helps scientists understand why overindulging...

Not all sweeteners are alike

NOT ALL SWEETENERS ARE ALIKE

How do low-calorie sweeteners affect your weight? It depends. frau tinkt ein glas wasser zu hause Researchers randomly assigned 123...

 
 
 

A PROBIOTIC TREATMENT FOR OBESITY?

Alterations in the gut microbiota-the microorganisms residing in the gastrointestinal tract-have been implicated in the development...

Probiotics Are Overhyped, What You May Need More of is Prebiotics

PROBIOTICS ARE OVERHYPED, WHAT YOU MAY NEED MORE OF IS PREBIOTICS

Not all bacteria cause illness. Some function more as “good guys.” In fact, there's a universe of bacteria in your gut, called the...

 
 
 
Relationship Between Abdominal Adiposity and Exercise Tolerance in Children With Obesity

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ABDOMINAL ADIPOSITY AND EXERCISE TOLERANCE IN CHILDREN WITH OBESITY

Purpose: To determine whether abdominal obesity is associated with lower exercise tolerance in children. Methods: Waist-to-height ratios...

6 Types of Exercise That Counter Inherited Obesity Risk

6 TYPES OF EXERCISE THAT COUNTER INHERITED OBESITY RISK

Exercise is a key component of any weight-loss plan, but it's especially important for people who've inherited a tendency to easily...

 
 
 
Weight loss jab dubbed 'most exciting obesity treatment yet' helps patients lose 10lbs in a month

WEIGHT LOSS JAB DUBBED 'MOST EXCITING OBESITY TREATMENT YET' HELPS PATIENTS LOSE 10LBS IN A MONTH

The jab, developed by Imperial College London, was tested on 15 patients. It contains three hormones that mimic the effects of a gastric...

Industry-funded study of the week: “probiotic” weight-loss supplement

INDUSTRY-FUNDED STUDY OF THE WEEK: “PROBIOTIC” WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENT

I spotted some tweets about this study from Washington Post writer Tamar Haspel, who has a sharp eye for this sort of thing. Her first...

 
 
 
Swimming may not be the best exercise if you want to lose weight, warns scientist

SWIMMING MAY NOT BE THE BEST EXERCISE IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT, WARNS SCIENTIST

If you've got "obesity genes" and want to lose weight, pick jogging over swimming, scientist says.

One year of obesity slashes women's chances of surviving cancer

ONE YEAR OF OBESITY SLASHES WOMEN'S CHANCES OF SURVIVING CANCER

For every 12 months spent obese or overweight as an adult, the risk of dying after a breast or bowel cancer diagnosis in later life...

 
 
 
Obese, Diabetic Pregnant Women More Likely to Suffer Stillbirths

OBESE, DIABETIC PREGNANT WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER STILLBIRTHS

Pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to experience a stillbirth when they have higher BMI and uncontrolled blood sugar levels.

Regulations to curb junk food ads targeting children are FAILING, says WHO report

REGULATIONS TO CURB JUNK FOOD ADS TARGETING CHILDREN ARE FAILING, SAYS WHO REPORT

Junk food companies are taking advantage of the regulatory loopholes to advertise their unhealthy products to millions of children...

 
 
 
Industry-funded study of the week: Hass Avocados again

INDUSTRY-FUNDED STUDY OF THE WEEK: HASS AVOCADOS AGAIN

The study: Using the Avocado to Test the Satiety Effects of a Fat-Fiber Combination in Place of Carbohydrate Energy in a Breakfast...

Spending five hours or more on a smartphone raises obesity risk by 43%

SPENDING FIVE HOURS OR MORE ON A SMARTPHONE RAISES OBESITY RISK BY 43%

A new study from Simón Bolívar University in Colombia found that college students who spent at least five hours a day on their smartphones...

 
 
 
Sorry, Eating Thin People's Poop Isn't Likely To Make You Thin

SORRY, EATING THIN PEOPLE'S POOP ISN'T LIKELY TO MAKE YOU THIN

Though there are certainly some celebrity quacktacular physicians I would like to see eat crap, but what I wouldn't be able to tell...

Those Grueling Workouts May Not Help You Lose Belly Fat, but Here's What Will

THOSE GRUELING WORKOUTS MAY NOT HELP YOU LOSE BELLY FAT, BUT HERE'S WHAT WILL

If you're trying to lose weight , you're probably doing it to look and feel good, but shedding belly fat , specifically, can also improve...

 
 
 
Affordability of Healthy Vs Unhealthy Foods Leads to Malnutrition Obesity

AFFORDABILITY OF HEALTHY VS UNHEALTHY FOODS LEADS TO MALNUTRITION OBESITY

A new study shows that the affordability of both healthy and unhealthy foods varies significantly and systematically around the world.

Number of young people developing bowel cancer has jumped by a FIFTH in a decade amid obesity crisis

NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE DEVELOPING BOWEL CANCER HAS JUMPED BY A FIFTH IN A DECADE AMID OBESITY CRISIS

The proportion of cases in people under 50 in the US has risen from 10 per cent in 2004 to 12.2 per cent in 2015, according to experts...