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Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Could sunlight be employed as a tool to combat obesity? Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, seem to believe so. They publish their research in the journal PLOS One. The advantages of sunlight on human health are well-documented. In addition to providing us with necessary vi... Read More


Understanding "Good" Fat May Help Fight Obesity

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A recent understanding of the origins of brown fat cells - the "good" kind of fat that burns energy and keeps us warm - may lead to the discovery of new treatments for obesity. Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said they used a single molecular switch to turn immature ... Read More


How Obesity Abets Type 2 Diabetes

How Obesity Abets Type 2 Diabetes

Human fat can be healthy or sick - healthy in lean people and sick in obese. And a new research effort shows sick fat cells can produce proteins that contribute to type 2 diabetes. The study, performed by researchers at Temple University, discovered that fat cells in obese people bear a great... Read More


How Stress Causes Weight Gain

How Stress Causes Weight Gain

The mounting stress in today's society leads to a vicious descending spiral of ever-increasing weight gain. But the good news is that the spiral is not inevitable and can be reversed and transcended. "In times of economic hardship and stress, people gain weight," said Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a ba... Read More


What is Gastroenterology?

What is Gastroenterology?

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the digestive tract - from the mouth to the anus. Gastroenterolgy studies the functioning and disorders of the esophagus, stomach and intesti... Read More


Indices de Obesidad Estan Estimados a Subir en US

Indices de Obesidad Estan Estimados a Subir en US

La obesidad todavía esta en aumento. Un Nuevo estudio publicado por el Bloomberg School of Public Health de la Universidad de John Hopkins dice que para el 2015, 75% de los adultos tendrán sobrepeso y un 41% estarán obesos. El estudio fue un meta- análisis (vision ... Read More


Se Espera Cambio a Recomendaciones de Peso para Embarazadas

Se Espera Cambio a Recomendaciones de Peso para Embarazadas

Durante este otono, se espera que el Instituto de Medicina empiece a colectar evidencia científica para saber en realidad cuanto peso es el que debe ganar una mujer embarazada. Las pautas de hoy en dia, las cuales fueron anunciadas en 1990, indican que las mujeres con un índice de masa corpor... Read More


Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

New research reveals a critical period when a child is at risk of becoming obese. A study from Columbia University Medical Center found that during the ages of 1-3 years, children are at risk of gaining significant weight. The researchers reviewed growth charts of over 1,700 children in New Y... Read More


Kids and Interactive Video Games

Kids and Interactive Video Games

Step inside the living room of the Nitzberg family and you'll notice that it looks more like a workout session than family t.v. time. "You are just jumping all over, and your arms are flying widely" says 12 year old Maya Nitzberg. "I like boxing a lot because you are going backwards and you'r... Read More


Children and The Sugar Crisis

Children and The Sugar Crisis

At the age of only 13, Mark Vindman ballooned to a whopping 229 pounds. But, today, he’s on a rigorous nutrition and fitness plan that’s getting him back on track. “I have challenges of not being able to eat sweets anymore. And not being able to eat fried food anymore, but eventually I grew o... Read More



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