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Weight Gain

Excess weight linked to brain changes that may relate to memory, emotions, and appetite

Posted February 12, 2014

Being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control, according to a new study.

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High Protein Diet, Meal Replacements Can Reduce Rebound Weight Gain

Posted November 1, 2013

New research shows that there are several effective strategies available to people wanting to avoid regaining weight after a successful diet. Anti-obesity drugs, meal replacements and a high protein diet can help weight loss maintenance, according to a meta-analysis published in the scientific periodical The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Almonds: satiating and nutritious snack without weight gain?

Posted October 10, 2013

Snacking on almonds could fill you up and provide you with nutrients without making you put on weight, a study which looked at people with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes has claimed.

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Study: Almond Snacking Decreased Appetite Without Weight Gain

Posted October 9, 2013

A new study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that study participants eating 1.5 ounces of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds every day experienced reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated (“good”) fat intake without increasing body weight.

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Carry Weight in Your Midsection? This Fruit Can Help You Dodge Metabolic Syndrome

Posted October 8, 2013

An exciting new study indicates that grapes may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers to a related group of conditions including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels that dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among a host of other serious chronic diseases. Extensive research has identified a number of natural foods and aggressive lifestyle changes that can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.

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Rat Study: Melatonin Shown to Help Control Weight Gain

Posted September 26, 2013

Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the appearance of ‘beige fat’, a type of fat cell that burns calories in vivo instead of storing them. White adipose tissue stores calories leading to weight gain whereas ‘beige fat’ (also known as ‘good or thinning fat’) helps regulate body weight control, hence its metabolic benefits.

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Study: Slightly Overweight Older Adults Live Longer if They Don’t Add Weight

Posted September 20, 2013

Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. In fact, the nationwide study found that people who were slightly overweight in their 50s but kept their weight relatively stable were the most likely to survive over the next 16 years.

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Study: Weight Gain Caused By Quitting Smoking Increases Diabetes Risk

Posted July 8, 2013

Although cigarette smoking is linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and quitting cuts that risk significantly, smoking cessation can cause substantial weight gain, increasing the likelihood of type 2 diabetes, researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, have found.

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Meditation decreases stress and weight gain hormone cortisol in the body, research shows

Posted April 3, 2013

The things you think about and dwell on throughout your day have a direct effect on your stress levels, which regulate how much cortisol, or stress hormone, is produced in your body. And new research published in the journal Health Psychology has found that meditation, and particularly mindfulness thinking, can help lower stress and cortisol levels, which in turn can help you lose excess weight and avoid developing “cortisol belly.”

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Heavy Kids Low in Vitamin D

Posted December 27, 2012

Overweight children are likely vitamin D deficient, according to a new study from the University of Texas (Pediatrics. 2012 Dec 24). Minority and obese children are at an ever higher risk of low vitamin D levels, and the study authors suggested health care professionals screen vitamin D levels in overweight children.

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