Weight Loss Articles & Stories

Despite Increasing Physical Activity Levels, Obesity Continues to Rise in America

Despite Increasing Physical Activity Levels, Obesity Continues to Rise in America

Even though Americans are more physically active now, obesity levels continue to rise unperturbed. This is according to researchers from the University of Washington and reported in the journal Population Health Metrics. Read More


Sleeping Late Can Lead to Weight Gain in Healthy People

Sleeping Late Can Lead to Weight Gain in Healthy People

If you are healthy and routinely sleep late and get inadequate sleep, you run the risk of gaining more weight than if you were to go to bed earlier and sleep enough every night. This is according to a study published in the journal Sleep. Read More


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


Babies Born by C-Section Face High Risk of Obesity

Babies Born by C-Section Face High Risk of Obesity

Babies who are born through Cesarean section (c-section) are much more likely to become obese as they become adults when compared to babies who are delivered vaginally. This is according to a new study conducted in the U.K., including over 10,000 children. 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


Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Essential appetite-suppressing cells found within the brain weaken over time, leading to greater hunger and increased weight-gain as we age, according to research from a Monash University scientist. Dr. Zane Andrews has discovered that these appetite control cells are attacked by free radicals... Read More


Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Scientists have been looking for non-invaisve ways to combat obesity by studying the hormone ghrelin that controls appetite - the signal that tells us we are hungry and should eat. 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


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