Nutrition / Diet Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Do we have the wrong idea about the global obesity ‘epidemic?’

Previous research has suggested that urbanization is a primary factor in the rise in obesity around the world. However, a new large-scale study contradicts this, indicating that the increase in obesity rates is more significant among people in rural areas. A study looking at global weight gain trends across the globe found that urban areas […]

Anxiety / Stress Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be “vigilant about.” Obesity raised anxiety and depression risk by 33% among young boys. According to […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

How stress eating might prime the body to store fat

Using a mouse model, researchers discovered that insulin controls a molecular pathway in the brain that activates during stress and leads to more weight gain. New research explains why eating high-calorie foods when stressed may lead to more significant weight gain. Researchers have long been aware that stress can lead to addiction and increase the […]