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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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White fat converted to 'good' brown fat with anticancer drug

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a drug used to treat a form of skin cancer converted white fat into beneficial brown fat and reduced weight gain in mice.

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to...

Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman...

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet"...

Just 20 minutes of exercise enough to reduce inflammation, study finds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that a short session of moderate physical activity can reduce inflammation by activating a response at the cellular level.

Policymakers need to look at wider economic benefits of taxing sugary drinks

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

The wider economic benefits of a tax on sugary drinks need to be recognised by policymakers if retailers' pricing behaviour is to be changed, according to a study led by the University of East...

Blue corn may help prevent, treat metabolic syndrome

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study in rats suggests that adding blue corn to a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet may help prevent some of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

No silver bullet to beating obesity, study finds

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

As many seek to battle festive bulge in January, new research challenges previous findings that any single aspect of diet or lifestyle can be targeted to reduce the risk of obesity in adults with a...

Nutritional quality of kids' menus at chain restaurants not improving despite industry pledges

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with...

Is Yoga a Helpful Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn how yoga might help with fibromyalgia and which additional approaches may help. What are the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Close to half of adults and one quarter of kids in the U.S. regularly consume artificial sweeteners

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) are often used in place of added sugars such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup in food and beverage products.

Intensive weight loss does not cause major health problems for female fitness competitors

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media.

Is weekend exercise just as good as being active every day?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study looks at different exercise patterns to see if 'weekend warriors' still get all the health benefits of daily physical activity.

Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some.

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Being physically inactive - sitting for long periods of time - can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it "sitting disease.

Diet drinks not 'diet' after all

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new review of existing research finds 'no solid evidence' that diet drinks are any better for weight management than full-sugar drinks.

Antioxidant found in breast milk prevents liver disease, study finds

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Antioxidants may prevent against chronic illnesses. A new study suggests that a common antioxidant protects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Jones Fracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is a Jones fracture and what are metatarsals? Learn about when to see a doctor, diagnosis, complications, and tips for a good recovery.

Inflammation halts fat-burning

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at the University of Bonn have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells.

Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Sugar-free and "diet" drinks are often seen as the healthier option - but researchers from Imperial College London have argued that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight than...

Dieting? Your gut microbes might delay the benefits

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers find that the benefits of switching from a Western diet to a calorie-restricted, plant-based diet may be hampered by microbes in the gut.

Cured meats can worsen asthma symptoms

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cured meats can cause a multitude of ills, it seems. The latest research to investigate their impact finds that they may also worsen asthma symptoms.

Unmotivated to exercise? Dopamine could be to blame

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

As the New Year approaches and we promise ourselves we will exercise more, a new study helps explain why sticking to our resolution can be so hard.

Can we blame delicious food for our holiday weight gain?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Good-tasting food causes us to overeat and consequently gain weight; at least that's the commonly held belief. Will research back up this theory?

Runners may have superior brain connectivity, study finds

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Endurance runners' brains have been shown to have greater functional connectivity in several areas, compared with people who are less active.