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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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Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk.

Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that the standard body mass index cannot accurately predict someone's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health.

Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups.

What can you eat on a low-carb diet?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Lots of people try to lose weight by reducing their intake of carbohydrates. To ensure the diet is a success, it is essential to understand what carbs you can and cannot eat. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and how to incorporate exercise. This article outlines some of the essential low-carb diet tips here.

Ways to stop heart palpitations

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.

What foods are high in protein?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Eating a high protein diet can help people to lose fat and build muscle. By reducing intake of other types of food, such as carbohydrates and fats, it is possible to experience a range of health benefits that can include feeling fuller after eating. Many sources of protein provide additional nutrients as well.

How do you gain weight quickly and safely?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Doctors may recommend gaining weight to athletes and people who weigh too little. We describe 19 foods that can help a person to gain weight quickly and boost overall health. We also explore the evidence behind foods traditionally used for weight gain, such as red meat, eggs, and protein shakes. Learn more here.

How active are you, really?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Can you accurately gauge your daily levels of physical activity? A new study suggests that individuals may be a bit overconfident in self-evaluations.

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Is it possible to safely lose 10 pounds in a week? There are many ways to lose weight, but most require a much longer timeframe. The most successful diets involve lifestyle changes, healthful eating, and exercise. Losing weight quickly may be dangerous and anybody wanting to lose weight rapidly must talk to a doctor.

Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Swimming can benefit the mind and body in various ways. It is a low-impact activity, and this quality helps many people, including older adults and people with certain disabilities, to exercise, lose weight, build muscle, and relax. Here, learn more about the range of health benefits that swimming can offer.

Diabetes: Belly fat gene increases risk

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A gene that predisposes people to store excess fat on their belly rather than their hips increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly.

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL?

Can a vegan diet help you lose weight?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

People become vegan for a variety of reasons, from animal welfare and sustainability to improved heart health or weight loss. Learn how a vegan diet may help people lose extra weight and maintain a healthy weight long-term. We also look at the best foods to try and tips to make the transition to a vegan diet easier.

Top 15 sources of plant-based protein

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

People who eat or are considering vegetarian or vegan diets may be concerned about getting enough protein from their food. In this article, we look at the best plant-based proteins, including vegetables high in protein, and some ways to use them. We also discuss whether plant-based protein powders are a good option.

What should you eat if you have endometriosis?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

The relationship between a person’s diet and symptoms of endometriosis are still being investigated. However, including more fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 in the diet may help prevent endometriosis or worsening symptoms. A person should avoid caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about which foods to eat and avoid here.

This gene ups sugar intake but lowers body fat

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

One gene variant makes us eat more sugary foods but causes our overall body fat levels to be lower. Is this really as good for our health as it sounds?

Could this study explain the mechanism behind binge eating?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Why does overeating lead to more overeating? And why is it so easy to relapse after dieting? A new study takes the first step to answering these questions.

There's no such thing as heart-protecting fat, study finds

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Contrary to the belief that some fat protects the heart, a new study finds that losing fat in the thighs, hips, and buttocks lowers cardiovascular risk.

Why does stress lead to weight gain? Study sheds light

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research explains, for the first time, the molecular mechanism through which stress hormones control weight gain by producing fat cells.

Could pasta actually help you to lose weight?

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Pasta is generally considered the enemy of dieters. A new study turns this age-old belief on its head; pasta may, in fact, aid weight loss.

Childhood friends may protect your adult health

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that spending time with your buddies as a kid may lead to a healthier weight and better blood pressure levels in adulthood.

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.

How to stay active in the workplace

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Do you have a desk-based job and struggle to find the time to be active during the day? We have some top tips to help you stay active at work.

The secret to avoiding weight gain: Don't diet

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study flies in the face of popular opinion. The authors conclude that dieting is, in fact, a risk factor for putting on excess weight.