Poor sleep may prevent you from losing weight, shows study

As per a new study, our sleeping patterns greatly affect how much weight we lose

Poor sleep may prevent you from losing weight, shows studyA person’s weight is an important factor in their overall health. You don’t want to be too light, nor do you want to be too heavy, as both can pose a lot of health-related hazards. This is why malnourished people are told to gain weight, while obese people are encouraged to shed some of that […]

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study 

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent […]

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rate

The reason behind people losing weight varies. Some simply want to feel better and more confident, while some are doing it to become healthier and to lessen the risk of potential health problems

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rateWhatever the reason may be, the principles of losing weight is more or less the same, which is basically consuming fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis. This becomes what’s called as a weight loss rate, and you must keep it healthy to keep yourself on track. But unbeknownst to many, there are […]

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight loss

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight lossA new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes, even if they do not actually lose any weight. Researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to know what happens to obese people with metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes, when […]

How diet changes the brain and promotes overeating

Obesity is a worldwide problem, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that 650 million people across the globe were obese in 2016. Many experts point the finger at overeating and a sedentary lifestyle as the root causes of the obesity epidemic

How diet changes the brain and promotes overeatingHowever, any action that we take has consequences at the molecular level, and experts know little detail about how our brains behave as the readings on the scales slowly go up. Scientists have implicated specific neurons in the lateral hypothalamic area, a region involved in survival mechanisms such as food intake, in signaling to the […]

Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchers

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defences, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes

Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchersToday’s modern world has made us into coffee-crazed fanatics. With quick turnaround times, approaching deadlines and instantaneous results, getting left behind on the daily report is the last thing we want, and coffee is one of the few drinks that can help us stay awake long enough to send that email. But between all this […]

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 […]

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds study

Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds studyThere is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. How much a person weighs is down to a complex interplay of […]

Doctors develop new endoscopic procedure to help obese people lose weight without surgery

Maintaining fitness is a key need for young urban Indians but for their sedentary lifestyle. They also want to feel and look fit, travel, work, marry, grow a family and live their life. To help the young urban Indian with ESG procedure, renowned specialists, Dr Amit Maydeo and Dr Mohit Bhandari have launched ‘ENLITEN’

Doctors develop new endoscopic procedure to help obese people lose weight without surgeryESG is safe, brings fast results, needs minimum hospitalisation, causes no scars or cuts and ensures sustained weight loss. Soon the ENLITEN centers will come up in Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and other Tier 1 cities To help the young urban Indian fight obesity, Padma Shri awardee and renowned Mumbai-based gastroenterologist Dr Amit Maydeo, and […]

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves study

If you want to lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day - to ‘write it when you bite it’

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves studyBut dietary self-monitoring is widely viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming; many would-be weight-losers can’t muster the will power to do it. New research to be published in the March issue of Obesity suggests that the reality of dietary self-monitoring may be far less disagreeable than the perception. After six months of monitoring their dietary […]