New study reveals why people gain weight as they get older

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now, new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine

New study reveals why people gain weight as they get olderThe scientists studied the fat cells in 54 men and women over an average period of 13 years. In that time, all subjects, regardless of whether they gained or lost weight, showed decreases in lipid turnover in the fat tissue, defined as the rate at which lipid (or fat) in the fat cells is removed […]

Want to lose weight? Try watching a horror movie, suggest scientists

Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Westminster

Want to lose weight? Try watching a horror movie, suggest scientistsIt’s late at night, you may or may not be home alone. Covers pulled up to the chin, you don’t know if the chills are because of the air-conditioner or the film that’s playing out in front of you. Suddenly, there’s a shriek. But you scream louder. Hands shaking, you reach for the remote and […]

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, standing uses more energy. This could help to burn calories that would otherwise end up in fat storage

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds studyNew research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

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 […]

Know about the best health secrets to maintain a healthy weight

Know about the best health secrets to maintain a healthy weightShedding 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 […]

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days when it comes to the weight loss and fitness community. Given the large number of people including celebrities who swear by it, it’s not surprising why this diet is getting a lot of attention

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?The practice of intermittent fasting strictly follows an eating cycle that involves a phase of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period. During the fasting phase, the dieter purposely rejects food to ensure the body can adapt and benefit from this period of no food intake. Intermittent fasting is actually an umbrella term much like […]

Here’s how you can burn belly fat even if you have slow metabolism

These are the simple ways that have been found effective in helping improve metabolism and supporting weight loss

Here’s how you can burn belly fat even if you have slow metabolismMetabolism plays a significant role in the body. It mainly helps process the food and drinks you consume to generate the energy you need for your daily activities. It also affects how much you eat and drink as well as your weight. This is why a slow metabolism is a major concern for many people, […]

Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems, suggests study

People who are easily winded by very light exercise could be at more of a risk for heart disease than others who do not experience the same level of tiredness, recent research finds

Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems, suggests studyThe study, appearing in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked at a participant pool of 625 individuals with an average age of 68 years. The study team found that those who tired easily had an overall higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease. First, the researchers calculated each person’s 10-year risk of heart disease […]

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals study

Researchers have discovered how our choice of diet can weaken our gut immune system and lead to the development of diabetes

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals studyInsulin resistance occurs when the body stops responding normally to insulin, a hormone that helps the body process sugar. Developing insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is a metabolic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Obesity is a significant risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes. But how and why does […]

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be ‘vigilant about’

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depressionA new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]
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