Few Americans realize the many ways obesity can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis, some types of cancer, arthritis and other less common health conditions, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Fast food and alcohol advertising on television are contributing to young adult's weight problems and underage drinking according to new research.
Two new FDA approved weight loss drugs Belviq (lorcaserin) and Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate) and will soon be available for fighting obesity, but how, when, and "if" these diet drugs will be used is far from clear.
30 minutes of exercise hard enough to produce a sweat is just as good as one hour of exercise when it comes to weight loss according to a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology.
Researchers concluded that 30 minutes of daily training was as “equally effective” at shedding the pounds as 60 minutes worth of sweating and was enough to turn the tide on an unhealthy body mass index".
The University of Copenhagen study concluded that sweating for half the time was “enough to turn the tide” for obesity.
A new study looking at nutritional snapshots of the population around a major metropolitan area for more than 30 years reveals that as consumption of added sugars has increased in the American diet, so too, so have body weights and girth.
The size of one’s dinner plate does not help to curb energy intake (calories), control portion sizes, or affect ratings of palatability, hunger, or satiety (fullness) according to a recent study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in December 2011.
Artificial Sweeteners Improve Health
Artificial sweeteners may actually help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and reduce their risk to heart disease and diabetes, according to two major medical societies.
The CDC and Louisiana state health officials are warning patients about potential dangers of using tap water in the sinus-irrigating neti pot after two patients died of Naegleria Fowleri infection.
A tiny vitamin found in milk, may burn more calories, increase muscle performance, and prevent diabetes development, all without side effects according to a new study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland and published in the June 2012 issue of the journal, Cell Metabolism.