Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  

The study, which was published today in the International Journal of Obesity, reinforced previous research that a women’s adult body weight is associated with the onset of puberty. Previous studies have struggled to establish a link, as situational factors including diet, educational attainment, ethnicity and economic background can skew the data. To reduce the impact […]

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Eating nuts daily can help prevent weight gain, reveal Harvard scientists

Harvard University experts tracked almost 300,000 people for two decades. They were asked about how many nuts they ate and how much they weighed. Participants who ate half an ounce (14g) of nuts every day gained less weight. Eating half a serving of nuts every day could stop you from gaining weight as you get […]

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Children who turn to sugary drinks instead of water at risk of obesity

The research, which was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics, analysed data collected between 2011 and 2016 from 8,400 children between the ages of 2 to 19. The data was part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which is carried out every year by the CDC. As part of this survey, parents were […]

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Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]

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Physical activity can reduce weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant

Physical activity can reduce weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant

Mariaelisa Graff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tuomas Kilpeläinen of University of Copenhagen and colleagues report, dated April 27 in PLOS Genetics, physical activity can help reduce the weight-gaining effects of genetic variant that carries tremendous risk of obesity. The world has witnessed an obesity epidemic with people consuming more calories […]

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