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Premature Birth More Likely for Obese Women

Premature Birth More Likely for Obese Women

Pregnant women who also happen to be obese or overweight face an elevated risk of giving birth prematurely. This is according to a recent study published in JAMA. The study was led by Dr. Sven Cnattingius of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Read More


Metabolism and Insulin Levels Are Impacted by Artificial Sweeteners

Metabolism and Insulin Levels Are Impacted by Artificial Sweeteners

The artificial sweetener known as sucralose (Splenda) is capable of altering the body's insulin response. This is according to investigators at Washington University School of Medicine published in the journal Diabetes Care. Read More


Eating Slowly May Lower Hunger but Not Calorie Intake

Eating Slowly May Lower Hunger but Not Calorie Intake

Prior research suggests that eating speed may impact the number of calories that goes into our bodies. However, recent research indicates that eating speed, not caloric intake can have a greater effect on hunger suppression. This is according to recent research published in the Journal of the ... Read More


Eating Quickly Associated with Obesity and Overeating

Eating Quickly Associated with Obesity and Overeating

Inhaling your food and eating until you begin to feel full can potentially triple your risk of being overweight, according to research from Japan's Osaka University. The Scientists, who published their work in the British Medical Journal, used questionnaires to analyze the eating habits of 1,1... Read More


Understanding the Origin of Fat Cells May Lead to New Treatments

Understanding the Origin of Fat Cells May Lead to New Treatments

To understand more about the mystery of obesity, it's important to understand how fat cells are born, nurtured and matured. And the enlightenment that will flow from understanding obesity may sweep away mysteries relating to the generation of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which seem to... Read More


Can Mom's Weight Influence a Child's Risk of Obesity?

Can Mom's Weight Influence a Child's Risk of Obesity?

Can Mom's Weight Influence a child's Risk of Obesity? Preliminary studies say, yes. Read More


Mandometer May be the Device Children need to Lose Weight

Mandometer May be the Device Children need to Lose Weight

Weight loss continues to be a persistent goal for the majority of Americans and one of the New Year's resolutions that always seem to fall through the cracks. As we look for new ways to lose weight, eating slower may be the easiest, most appealing choice. Eating slower allows the brain to regi... Read More


Obesity Gene Also Codes for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Obesity Gene Also Codes for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The gene that codes for susceptibility to obesity also predisposes a woman to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of infertility, a recent study discovered.     The study, done by Tom Barber and his colleagues from the Oxford Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and... Read More


Quicker Dementia Linked to Obesity and Heart Disease

Quicker Dementia Linked to Obesity and Heart Disease

Obesity, along with the diabetes and heart disease that often accompany it, can quicken the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a series of four recent studies, which also point to the importance of adopting practices aimed at early prevention of brain ills.  &n... Read More


Fatty-Liver Disease Retreats With Weight Loss

Fatty-Liver Disease Retreats With Weight Loss

If patients lose 9 percent of their body weight, a dangerous condition of the liver can be reversed, a recent study has shown.     The condition, known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is characterized by an abnormal, usually obesity-caused buildup of fat in the liver. ... Read More



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