Neurology / Neuroscience Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk

Recent evidence suggests that people who multitask by switching frequently between digital devices may be more at risk of developing unhealthful eating habits and obesity. Media multitasking may impact obesity risk and eating habits. The more gadgets that become available to us, the more we may feel tempted to explore these new technologies, but their […]

Endocrinology Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Why your household dust could fuel the growth of fat cells

Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. The dust in your house may contain harmful chemicals. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a class of substances that […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Weight loss: ‘Telling someone to improve their diet doesn’t work’

Doctors often advise people who are overweight to lose weight by improving their dietary habits or becoming more physically active. However, the results of a new study suggest that such generic advice does not empower people to succeed in their weight loss efforts. Doctors should give patients specific weight loss advice and demonstrate empathy, say […]

Hypertension Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

New research, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, reviews the health benefits of sit-stand desks. Many people believe that standing at their desk, instead of sitting, aids weight loss. However, a new review challenges these claims. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death are only some of the adverse effects associated with […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Can CBD help you lose weight?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound gaining a lot of popularity in the natural health world. CBD is one of the compounds called cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Some people believe that CBD can aid weight loss, but does it work? There are many possible uses for CBD, from fighting acne to reducing anxiety. […]