Obesity is known to increase the risk of heart failure, but new results indicate that physical activity can reduce the risk. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. It’s more common in older people, and as it happens, in … Read more
Antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) may prevent the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring, revealed by researchers in The FASEB Journal. The research is the first to demonstrate that PQQ has this type of protective effect. Antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone PQQ is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in soil and foods, such as soy, parsley, … Read more
Most ‘Biggest Loser’ winners regain the weight they lost – and it reveals a disturbing truth. A central problem of most weight loss plans is that they’re designed simply to help you lose weight quickly, not to keep it off for longer. The Biggest Loser, a reality TV show in which contestants compete to shed … Read more
Increasing the money you spend on food is linked to a better quality diet, particularly increased consumption of fruit and vegetables, leading to a healthier weight and decreased risk of cardiometabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems. The researchers monitored a group of 2181 Spanish men and women aged 25 to 74, all part … Read more
Reducing consumption of added sugar has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases, including high cholesterol and blood pressure, in children in as little as 9 days. Sugar is metabolically harmful not because of its calories or its effects on weight; rather sugar is metabolically harmful because it’s sugar. The study is … Read more
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. The new molecule, called ‘compound 14’, inhibits the function of a cellular enzyme called ATIC, which is involved in metabolism, leading to the build-up of a molecule called ZMP … Read more
The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System (ReShape Dual Balloon) – A new balloon device to treat obesity without the need for invasive surgery is approved by US FDA. This is intended to facilitate weight loss in obese adult patients. The device likely works by occupying space in the stomach, which may trigger feelings of fullness, … Read more
Gut bacteria promote obesity in mice – A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, may cause animals to gain weight.
Simply being called ‘fat’ makes young girls more likely to become obese — Trying to be thin is like trying to be tall, say UCLA psychologists – Girls who are told by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher that they are too fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at age 19, revealed by UCLA psychologists.
Miriam Hospital study shows social gaming site effective weight loss tool – Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses.