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Which Diets Help You Keep the Weight From Coming Back?

Title: Which Diets Help You Keep the Weight From Coming Back?
Category: Health News
Created: 4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Fitness Key to Long-Term Weight Loss Success

Title: Fitness Key to Long-Term Weight Loss Success
Category: Health News
Created: 3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

How Dangerous Is Bariatric Surgery?

Title: How Dangerous Is Bariatric Surgery?
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trying the Keto Diet? Watch Out for the 'Keto Flu'

Title: Trying the Keto Diet? Watch Out for the 'Keto Flu'
Category: Health News
Created: 3/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Lose Weight, Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Title: Lose Weight, Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Weight-Loss Surgery Works, No Matter How Long Patient Was Obese

Title: Weight-Loss Surgery Works, No Matter How Long Patient Was Obese
Category: Health News
Created: 2/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC

Title: More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 2/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Big Breakfast May Be the Most Slimming Meal of the Day

Title: Big Breakfast May Be the Most Slimming Meal of the Day
Category: Health News
Created: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

Chicago's Short-Lived 'Soda Tax' Cut Consumption, Boosted Health Care Funds

Title: Chicago's Short-Lived 'Soda Tax' Cut Consumption, Boosted Health Care Funds
Category: Health News
Created: 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

Title: Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome
Category: Health News
Created: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer Risk

Title: FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes

Researchers have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging process, and this is directed by some key genetic mechanisms.

To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food

A new study suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who did not eat a plant-based diet.

Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity

A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found.

Newly discovered brain response to obesity drug may inform future treatments

The FDA-approved drug liraglutide has been shown to help obese patients lose weight by suppressing their appetite. However, where and how the drug acts in the brain was not fully understood, until now. A new preclinical study shows how liraglutide crosses the brain's blood barrier to engage with a region of the brainstem known as the nucleus tractus solitarius, which is responsible for balancing food intake and energy expenditure.

Can't sleep? Prebiotics could help

New research shows that animals on a prebiotic diet sleep better and are buffered from the physiological impacts of stress. The undigestible dietary compounds, found in fibrous foods and some dairy products, serve as nourishment for beneficial bacteria and influence metabolites that, in turn, impact the brain.

Eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk

People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a new study.

Weight-based bullying linked to increased adolescent alcohol, marijuana use

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research.

The effects of obesity mirror those of aging

R esearchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals: compromised genomes, weakened immune systems, decreased cognition, increased chances of developing type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses.

Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately.

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. Researchers have found another: cells called glia that release a hormone that boosts the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum of the worm's cells, effectively doubling lifespan. This could lead to interventions to tune up peripheral cells, such as muscle cells, and prevent age-related deterioration in humans.

Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life

Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases.

Memory games: Eating well to remember

A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? Researchers have found strong evidence of the link between food groups and memory loss and its comorbidities. Her findings point to a need for age-specific dietary guidelines as the links may vary with age -- people aged 80+ with a low consumption of cereals are at highest risk of memory loss and comorbid heart disease.

Mediterranean diet for one year promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy aging'

Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to 'healthy' ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people, indicates a five-country study.

Social media users 'copy' friends' eating habits

Social media users are more likely to eat fruit and veg -- or snack on junk food -- if they think their friends do the same, a new study has found.

Direct touch of food makes eating experience more enjoyable

When high self-control individuals touch food directly with their hands (vs. indirectly with a utensil), they not only experience it as tastier and more satisfying, but they eat more of it. The work may not only offer a way to increase the appeal of food but also offers retailers a simple way to make the eating experience more enjoyable for consumers sampling food.

Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly

Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain.

What it's like to live without a sense of smell

New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the range of emotional and practical impacts it causes. The new study finds that almost every aspect of life is disrupted - from everyday concerns about personal hygiene to a loss of sexual intimacy and the break-down of personal relationships.

Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development.

America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

New research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.

Kangaroo mother care reduces infant mortality

When newborn babies with low birth weight are held close to their mother's bodies throughout the day, their chance of survival increases substantially.

Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods -- which bring pleasure -- disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption.

Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant. At age 7, the boys whose mothers were overweight or obese in pregnancy had scores 5 or more points lower on full-scale IQ tests. No effect was found in the girls.

Old drug offers new hope for children with devastating disorder

A drug that once helped obese adults lose weight, withdrawn from the market due to heart risks, may be safe and effective for children with a seizure disorder called Dravet syndrome, say researchers. The drug fenfluramine was developed for pediatric use and found to decrease the number of seizures by more than half for many Dravet syndrome patients.

Want to avoid the holiday blues? New report suggests skipping the sweet treats

A new study from a team of clinical psychologists suggests eating added sugars -- common in so many holiday foods -- can trigger metabolic, inflammatory and neurobiological processes tied to depressive illness.

Refined carbs may trigger insomnia, finds study

Women who consumed a diet high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates had a greater risk of developing insomnia, a new study has found.

Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

A team of researchers has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity.

New findings on satiety signaling from intestine

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, second, the prompt health effects of gastric bypass, a form of bariatric surgery.

Eating more ketones may fight against Alzheimer's disease

A ketone-supplemented diet may protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research in mice.

Behavioral interventions may be as effective at reducing food intake as anorectic drugs

Simulations predict that behavioral interventions such as imposing strict no-food restrictions after meals can be as effective as strong anorectic drugs in reducing food intake in rodents, according to a study.

MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a new study.

Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought

A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss -- when hearing is still considered normal.

Men and women perceive their own health differently

A new study investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds that confidence in maintaining good health habits can be influenced by gender.

What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24 hours.

Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration in rats

A newly released study found that rats of advanced age, treated with the drug rapamycin, maintained superior blood flow to the brain compared to younger, untreated rats. The treated rats also exhibited improved memory.

Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes, including plus size

Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low body mass index (BMI), according to a new study.

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