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Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness News From Medical News Today

Fitness means being in good physical condition, being healthy, having more energy and better sleep patterns. A person who is fit is also able to carry out tasks more easily. Fitness may help prevent certain diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes,

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Enzyme may prevent rebound after weight loss

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have tested the potential of an enzyme to stop overproduction of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin, thus preventing a rebound after weight loss.

Antidepressants and weight gain: What's the connection?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn why some antidepressants cause weight gain and what types of antidepressants are associated with changes in weight.

How exercise rejuvenates cells, extending lifespan

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study sheds light on how exercise benefits the body and promotes muscle health by unraveling what goes on at the cellular level.

Just 30 minutes of activity on 5 days could save lives

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study of wealthy and less wealthy nations finds that physical activity of all types can reduce deaths and heart disease risks.

Boost weight loss by taking 2-week dieting breaks, says study

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Men who took 2-week breaks from a calorie-restricted diet lost more weight than those who dieted continuously, new research reveals.

Could 'love handles' be eliminated with a skin patch?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a drug-loaded skin patch reduced 'love handles' and fasting blood glucose levels in obese mice by increasing fat browning.

Waist-to-hip ratio: How does it affect your health?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What is the waist-to-hip ratio and how can it be calculated? What is considered a healthy waist-to-hip ratio and how can it be improved?

Hyperemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is hyperemia? In this article, learn about the different types of hyperemia, including passive and active hyperemia. How can it be prevented?

Fewer calories may increase lifespan, but how?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research uncovers an epigenetic mechanism that might explain why restricted calorie intake has been associated with increased longevity.

Type 2 diabetes is 'reversible through weight loss'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Experts say that few doctors and patients know that type 2 diabetes can be reversed and call for more effort to record remission cases and raise awareness.

Gut flora dictates how much weight we can lose

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Danish researchers show that the proportion of certain bacteria in our guts influences how much weight we can lose and under what circumstances.

Slimming tea: Does it work and is it bad for you?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Slimming teas have become increasingly popular in recent years. In this article, we look at how they work, and the possible risks they pose.

Gut bacteria may 'hack' your body clock, affecting weight

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research conducted in mice suggests that the gut microbiome may influence the circadian rhythm, playing an important role in regulating fat intake.

Does forskolin work? Uses, risks, and benefits

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Forskolin is a weight loss supplement that recently experienced a surge in popularity, but does it really work? We look at the benefits and risks.

Moving every 30 minutes may help you live longer

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Prolonged sitting may raise the risk of early death, but new research suggests that this risk could be offset by getting up and moving every half an hour.

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either 'healthy obese' or deemed to be 'normal weight' but have metabolic abnormalities...

Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States.

Genetic effects are influenced by lifestyle

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The risk for developing obesity is influenced by our lifestyle as well as our genes.

The best men's health blogs

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Men's health blogs cover anything and everything from exercise and diet to disease prevention. Here are our top picks from the men's health blogosphere.

Dietary supplement may help older adults to keep warm

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study found that a dose of L-carnitine helped older mice to better maintain their internal temperature during a cold snap.

Lecithin: Benefits, risks, and types

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is lecithin? Learn about the different types of lecithin, the potential health benefits, and any risks involved. What foods contain lecithin?

Protein shake diet for weight loss: Meal plans and side effects

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

How does the protein shake diet work, what may be the risks and side effects, and how might a protein shake diet be safely implemented?

How to lose subcutaneous fat: All you need to know

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is subcutaneous fat? In this article, we look at the health impact of subcutaneous fat, what causes it, and how to lose it through exercises and diet.

Want to stay healthy? Reduce sitting time by 21 minutes

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that reducing the daily amount of time we spend sitting down by only 21 minutes may have long-term health benefits.

Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at a much greater risk of type 2 diabetes than women without the syndrome.