Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested ‘thermally abused frying oil,’ which is cooking oil that has undergone reheating to high temperatures multiple times, in laboratory mice and found that it increased metastatic breast cancer growth. The study states reused cooking oil could trigger breast cancer. The team reported these findings in the […]

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressure

In daily fasting, or the 16:8 diet, people can eat whatever they like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16. A new study evaluates the benefits of this 16:8 pattern for obese individuals and finds that not only does the diet work, but also that it helps to lower blood pressure

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressureMore and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight.  There are different form of this diet, depending on the time intervals of ‘fasting’ and ‘feasting.’ The so-called 5:2 diet, for instance, consists of eating normally for 5 days every week and fasting for 2 days. In […]

Treating depression may also help patients with obesity, suggests study

An intervention combining behavioural weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care

Treating depression may also help patients with obesity, suggests studyNew health challenges have now replaced the previous ones. Researchers and health professionals consider many of these a global problem now. Perhaps the biggest example of this is the ever-increasing issue of obesity. Statistically, millions of Americans are diagnosed with obesity and many related conditions. In people who suffer from obesity, many also have symptoms […]