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More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

Using hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]

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Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body, suggests study

After just two weeks of sedentary behaviour, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health Increased waist circumference Greater body fat and liver fat Higher levels of insulin resistance “The study showed that two weeks of reduced physical activity, from approximately 10,000 steps per day down to 1,500 per day, caused changes […]

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#WorldObesityDay: Here’s why obese mannequins are replacing slender models

The image which is given above recently went viral on social media. It says a lot about today’s health scenario. Could you guess why? The answer is, that these days lots of people require oversize clothing as they are overweight or obese. Hey, wait! Don’t laugh at the picture. Before laughing, have look at the […]

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Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageing

Having an unhealthy weight is a significant risk factor for many health problems, including developing metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, as well as cardiovascular problems. But could excess weight also be a risk factor for cognitive decline? This is the question that researchers from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in […]

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Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

Does stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]

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Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise, finds study

In the small study, researchers determined that a certain type of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was reduced in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked on increasing their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report published in JAMA Cardiology. Both forms of exercise resulted in the reduction of a […]

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#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

With or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

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Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

The findings could be important since rising numbers of children are obese and experiencing hikes in blood pressure. That could have long-term consequences for their health, said study co-author Susan Carlson. She’s professor of nutrition at the University of Kansas. “It is known that blood pressure tracks over time, such that people with higher blood […]

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