Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves study

Know about the best health secrets to maintain a healthy weight

Shedding weight is one of, if not, the biggest health conundrums of the twenty-first century that is plagued by worldwide epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Certain people take the unhealthy route and resort to quick-fix solutions such as liposuction and anti-obesity medication, which may not always be the safest alternative. Consistent effort and commitment to […]

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Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health, cautions study

People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. The investigators, led by Prof. George Baillie, from the University of Glasgow, note that this is a […]

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Here’s how much protein you need to eat on a regular basis  

For these athletes, protein is a must because it builds and maintains muscle. Protein also replenishes the amino acid supply that produces enzymes, hormones and other tissues they need to compete. They know that eating high-quality protein (meat, fish, eggs, dairy or soy) within two hours after exercise – either by itself or with a […]

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High-fat, high-sugar diet while pregnant raises heart problems in kids

Obese mice mothers that ate a diet high in fat and sugar had offspring with heart problems.  The heart issues lasted for at least three generations, even if the younger mice were not obese and ate a diet of standard mouse food Researchers also implanted fertilized eggs from obese mice into normal weight mice, but […]

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Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancy

A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring behavior. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as […]

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Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain, if you follow a high-fat diet

Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain, if you follow a high-fat diet

New research suggests that microglia, which are brain-resident immune cells, may offer a new target for obesity treatments. In mice, the scientists found that fat-rich diets cause microglia to trigger overeating and weight gain. A paper on the work – led by the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Washington Medical Center […]

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