Obesity interlinked with irregular heart rhythm in both genders

Both men and women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop an irregular heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) than their counterparts who maintain a healthy weight, a recent study finds

Obesity interlinked with irregular heart rhythm in both gendersIn atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beating to move blood effectively. While the condition has long been linked to obesity, the current study offers fresh evidence of how gender may impact the risk of atrial fibrillation associated with excess weight. Extremely obese men, for example, were more […]

Health tips to help you lose weight post-pregnancy

Not losing weight immediately post-pregnancy is not a crime and there is no reason to body-shame yourself. Staying healthy during and post-pregnancy is completely dependent on how you adapt to and accept the changes in your body and in your life

Health tips to help you lose weight post-pregnancyAre you having trouble losing post-pregnancy weight? Experts say the key lies in eating a balanced diet and including workouts like Kegel and aerobics. Previous studies have shown that breastfeeding the newborn also helps you lose weight faster. Another study showed that factors like sleep deprivation, food cravings and not being able to take out […]

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfast

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness. Results showed a significant difference on satiety ratings between the mushroom and meat consumption

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfastEating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals. “As with previously published research, this study indicates there may be […]

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weight

Sleep deprivation has long been linked to an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese, and inadequate sleep has been linked to difficulties with weight loss

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weightEven when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests. Over eight weeks, researchers asked 15 overweight and obese adults to focus only on cutting calories and another 21 participants to both cut calories and […]

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’

Diet reflects the sum of food consumed by a person and thus includes the quality and quantity of food intake. The food we consume should work at two levels - first, it should help to maintain a good immune system and second, it should give adequate nourishment to the body and soul. Both these elements are important to lead a healthy and happy life

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’The word ‘diet’ evokes in most minds a sense of undesirable, tasteless food for rapid weight loss. First, we need to break this false perception to understand the science behind what we eat. Today, in this article we will learn what exactly constitutes a healthy diet and weight loss diet and which of these diets […]

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new study

Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it states that there is no significant difference between fasting and other popular weight loss strategy of simply restricting how many daily calories you consume

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new studyA new obesity study suggests that whether you keep a strict watch on what you eat by counting your daily calories or practise intermittent fasting, either way can be effective for weight loss. Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. […]

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationships

Swedish researchers found that compared to people who didn’t have so-called bariatric surgery, those who did were more likely to become separated or divorced, if they were married, and more likely to get into a new relationship or get married, if they had been single

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationshipsThe effects of weight-loss surgery extend beyond just losing pounds or kilos, co-author Per-Arne Svensson of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg have said. Svensson’s team looked at data from two large studies of people who did or did not have weight-loss operations. Seventy to 75% of participants were women. The first study compared 1,958 […]

How to deal with food addiction 

Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesity, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Consuming food triggers chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine, that act as a reward and give pleasurable sensations to the individual. These chemicals can also act as a release from emotional distress

How to deal with food addiction The human body needs food to function, but food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Foods that contribute to a food addiction are usually unhealthy, such as chips, candy, or white bread. What is a food addiction? Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesity, bulimia, and […]

Your gut bacteria may provide an answer for weight loss

A new study in the International Journal of Obesity found that a specific diet's success may come down to the bacteria mix in one's gut, as observed in stool samples

Your gut bacteria may provide an answer for weight lossWondering why a diet’s not working for you? Stop watching your waistline and consider something a little deeper — like the faeces lodged in your intestines. A study this month in the International Journal of Obesity found that a specific diet’s success may come down to the bacteria mix in one’s gut, as observed in […]

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds study

A recent study conducted at the Chellaram Institute of Diabetes, Pune, has found that type 2 diabetes, which affects almost 70 million people in India; can be reverse in its initial stages with a low calorie diet

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds studyDoctors from the institute shared that such studies are also conducted globally with similar results. Dr Unnikrishnan AG, Chief Endrocrinologist and CEO at Chellaram Diabetes Institute said that selective patients who are younger  and have had diabetes for a shorter duration and who are slightly obese can reverse their diabetes by making proper lifestyle changes. […]
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