Obesity is Mostly Genetic: Study
New research suggests that obesity may be largely genetic in as many as one-third of individuals who are overweight.
Exercise in Morning to Sleep Better at Night
If you want to sleep well, exercise in the morning, a new study suggests. Researchers from Appalachian State University in North Carolina recruited 20 adults on separate days to perform a moderate, 30-minute workout at 7 am, 1 pm, or 7 pm, reports Runner's World on Monday....
People Choose Larger Portions of Foods Labeled 'Healthier'
People will choose larger portions of food if they are labeled as being healthier, even if they have the same number of calories, according to a new study.
People think (healthier food) is lower in calories, said Pierre Chandon, a marketing professor at the INSEAD...
Study: Candy Doesn’t Lead to Obesity
Sweet news for candy lovers: New research suggests candy has been unfairly characterized as a dietary evil and, in fact, does not contribute to obesity, heart disease, or other health problems, when eaten in moderation.
Losing Weight Eases Chronic Heartburn
Obese and overweight men and women who suffer from heartburn often report relief when they lose weight, a new study shows. The researchers tracked the effects of weight loss over a year in patients who had a persistent form of heartburn known as gastroesophageal reflux, or...
Study Ties ADHD to Adulthood Obesity
Boys who are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school are more likely to grow up to be obese adults than those who don't have the condition, a new study suggests.
Researchers surveyed two groups of 41-year-old men and found those...
People Living Near Fast-Food Restaurants Are Fatter: Study
A new study shows people who live closer to fast-food restaurants tend to be fatter than those living further away.
CDC: Public Pools Tainted With Human Waste
Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples taken from Atlanta area pools last summer contained E. coli,a bacteria found in human feces, according to a new CDC report.
7-Minute Workout Scientifically Proven
One of the biggest buzzwords in fitness right now is HIIT, or high-intensity interval training -- and now a new study outlines 12 HIIT exercises that can get you into scientifically proven good shape in as little as seven minutes.
The principle of HIIT is short, intense...
Expert Panel: Low-Salt Diet May Not Boost Health
A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cutback on salt, saying it's not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much salt, not just from salt shakers but because of...
Eating Insects Fights Obesity: UN Report
The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps,but the authors of a United Nations report published on Monday said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity.
More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around...
Senior-Friendly Gyms Cater to Aging Boomers
Baby boomers, the generation that vowed to stay forever young, are getting older, designing senior-friendly gyms and becoming their own personal trainers.
In exercise havens for the over-50 set, the cardio machines are typically low impact, the resistance training is mainly...
Can You Fight Fat by Eating Fat?
Can you lose weight by eating fatty foods? John Salerno, M.D., board-certified family physician and protégé of Atkins Diet creator Dr. Robert Atkins, says the answer is yes if you are eating the right kind of fat. Dr. Salerno is the creator of the Silver Cloud Diet, a...
Obesity Fueling Sleep Apnea Epidemic
The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night's rest, a new study suggests. The research didn't definitively link the rise in obesity to sleep apnea, and it only looked at 1,520 people,...
Subway No Better Than McDonald’s, Study Finds
Subway bills its menu items as 'healthy' fast-food alternatives, but a new side-by-side comparison with McDonald's offerings has found meals from both chains are likely to contribute to overeating and obesity.
Dieters Lose More Weight With Packaged Food Plans: Study
In a head-to-head comparison with a traditional diet, people who stuck to a diet of portion-controlled packaged foods lost almost twice as much weight as those who only got advice on how to trim calories, according to a new study.
Dr. Michael Dansinger, a nutrition expert at...
Fluids Beat Fiber for Battling Constipation: Study
Everyone knows that getting enough fiber is a secret to staying regular, but a large new study finds that people who got plenty of fluids were the least likely to suffer constipation.
The results highlight the importance of hydration, but shouldn't discount fiber or other...
Hungry Shoppers Buy More High-Calorie Food: Study
A new study offers evidence to support what many people have learned for themselves: Never go grocery shopping when you're hungry.
Researchers found that people who hadn't eaten all afternoon chose more high-calorie foods in a simulated supermarket than those who were...
Low-Carb Diet Boosts Fertility: Study
Women who are undergoing fertility treatment may be more likely to conceive if they eat a low-carb, high-protein diet, a small new study suggests.
Study: Exercise Cuts Kidney Stone Risk
Women have another reason to exercise: It may help prevent kidney stones. You don't have to break a sweat or be a super athlete, either. Even walking for a couple hours a week can cut the risk of developing this painful and common problem by about one-third, a large study...
American Diet: 13% of Calories From Added Sugar
A new report suggests that if you are like most adults, you're probably eating, or drinking, too many added sugars in the form of sugar, honey, maple syrup, and high fructose corn syrup.
Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
Test Predicts If Obesity Surgery Will Work
Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies widely, and scientists say they have identified a genetic variation that may help explain the discrepancy.
The discovery, detailed in a study published May 2 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, is already driving...
CDC: 80% of Americans Don't Get Enough Exercise
Most Americans are falling short when it comes to exercise, a new government report shows.
Overall, only 20 percent of U.S. adults get the recommended amounts of both of aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
Myth of Dangerous Salt: Are All the Warnings Wrong?
The NIH advises most Americans cut back on salt, based on research showing high sodium can lead to high blood pressure. But what if everything you've been told about the harmful health effects of salt is wrong and the real problem isn't sodium in the American diet?
Junk Food-Eating Moms Have Babies Who Crave Fat: Study
Women who eat junk food while pregnant may program their babies to be addicted to a high-fat, high-sugar diet, researchers have found.
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