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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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Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.



Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers may have found a way to stop diabetes and improve metabolism in mice, potentially leading to major advancement in treatment of human diabetes.



Preventing heart failure risk factors in midlife substantially lowers risk

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to...



New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The team of scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London tested a high-fat diet, containing a fermentable carbohydrate, and a control diet on mice and looked at the effect on...



Yo-yo dieting may be caused by altered gut microbes

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Millions of Americans diet, but few maintain their weight loss. A new study suggests this 'yo-yo' effect may be down to changes in the gut microbiome.



Diet soda sweetener may cause weight gain

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new study may have found the reason why the sugar substitute aspartame does not help with weight loss, and may even cause weight gain.



Can alcohol reduce calorie intake?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

How alcohol intake influences the amount of calories we consume is a hot topic for debate. New research using a rat model yields surprising results.



Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids.



Study in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories consumed

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it's available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won't voluntarily drink until they're drunk.



Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring.



Jet lag and obesity share similar pathways to liver cancer

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Since 1980, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing...



Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the...



Weight loss may help prevent multiple myeloma

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.



Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism...



How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes? Learn about six useful steps that may prevent type 2 diabetes and the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.



Can I Eat Rice If I Have Diabetes?

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

How do carbohydrates affect diabetes and is eating rice healthy with diabetes? Learn about the nutritious and delicious alternatives to rice.



Yo-yo dieting may increase risk of heart disease death

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research suggests that repeatedly losing weight and regaining it can be dangerous for your heart, even if you are not overweight.



Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes and heart disease

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of...



Unhealthy weight management practices associated with non-medical use of prescription drugs among adolescents

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

Non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) is a serious public health concern in the U.S. Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S.



Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight...



Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the...



Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood.



Sugary drink sales drop nearly 20 percent after multi-faceted campaign

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Residents of Howard County Maryland reduced the amount of sugary drinks they purchased by nearly 20 percent after a multi-faceted public health campaign that included local policy changes.



Excessive BMI increase during puberty identified as a new risk factor for mortality due to cardiovascular disease

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life.



Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Treating sleep deprivation could potentially help reduce sugar intake, say UC San Francisco researchers.