November 24th, 2014
A recent public health study found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age seven.
Columbia University researchers also found evidence that suggests having a Caesarean section, ...
November 21st, 2014
A new study suggests the majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night.
Researchers believe the sleep deficits place the children at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year. Investigators also suggest ...
November 19th, 2014
New research discovers people who work the night shift are likely burning less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule.
The imbalance in caloric energy expenditure may increase night workers risk for weight gain and obesity.
Researchers have known that ...
November 16th, 2014
A majority of obese people in Britain do not describe themselves as obese, according to a new study.
In fact, the Cancer Research UK study found that many obese people do not even describe themselves as “very overweight.”
According to the study of 2,000 ...
November 14th, 2014
American culture is dominated by quick fixes -- or “have an app for that” mentality. Similarly, we have a belief that technology can cure all ills, even obesity.
Experts note that the sale and use of weight loss pills and remedies ...
November 12th, 2014
An emotional check-in may be just the answer for helping to lose weight during the holiday season.
While the call to arms to reduce obesity has lead policymakers and health professionals to emphasize better food choices, portion control, and physical activity, these traditional ...
November 8th, 2014
For many women, social support and accountability are essential to successful weight loss and management, according to a new study by the University of Illinois.
For the study, 23 women participated in a weight loss program that reduced their food consumption by 500 ...
November 5th, 2014
While many people smoke as a means to control their weight, provoking new research suggests the effects of smoking can actually cause weight gain.
The finding comes with a caveat as the potential to gain weight comes from exposure to secondhand smoke.
“For people ...
October 30th, 2014
Going to work is often associated with high stress and low physical activity. For many, work is characterized by long hours of sitting, which is linked to poor health.
Emerging research has shown that sitting is very bad for our mental health, increases ...
October 23rd, 2014
Researchers believe a combination of marital hostility and a history of depression increase the risk for obesity in adults.
The provocative new research suggests social factors play a role in the way the body processes high-fat food.
Investigators discovered that men and women with ...