Although it is common knowledge that exercise provides benefits, many people can find it difficult to find time for regular physical activity. High intensity interval training (HIIT) has gained popularity as a quick and effective way to exercise, and it offers many of the same health benefits as other types of exercise. In this article, […]
Consuming caffeine may offset some unhealthful consequences of an obesity-inducing diet, according to a new study in rats. Share on PinterestCaffeine could counter some weight gain resulting from a diet high in fat and sugar. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the […]
Using rats, researchers have discovered that a specific circuit in the brain seems to drive impulsive eating. Could this lead to a therapy for people who are dealing with the adverse effects of overeating? Share on PinterestNew research helps explain why delicious food is sometimes so hard to resist. Why is it that, despite our […]
A study of thousands of middle-aged and older people has linked having more body fat and less muscle mass to changes in mental flexibility with age. The research also suggests that changes to the immune system may play a role. Share on PinterestNew research shows why having more body fat than muscle mass can affect […]
Many mammals gain weight and become insulin resistant during fall. However, these changes are easily reversible, and the mammals will not develop any further unhealthful symptoms. Researchers believe that the explanation for this lies in mechanisms associated with hibernation. Share on PinterestHibernating mammals may have genetic mechanisms that protect them from obesity.Image credit: Little brown […]
Despite the increasing number of people in the United States who say that they are trying to lose weight, the average body mass index (BMI) of U.S. adults is on the rise. Share on PinterestMore and more people are trying to lose weight, but few actually do. This is according to new research appearing in […]
A new study has found that women and men with obesity face different health risks, while the condition can lead to a range of complications for all.
A new study has found that fatty tissue can accumulate in the airways of people with obesity, possibly contributing to asthma and other respiratory problems. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that fatty tissue accumulated in the airways may contribute to asthma in some cases. In the United States, as well as across the world, obesity […]
A recent study has investigated whether the byproducts of coffee production might help ease the inflammation associated with obesity and protect health.
Some women wish to lose weight after pregnancy. It is possible to achieve postpartum weight loss safely by breastfeeding, eating a healthful diet, and exercising. According to the authors of a 2019 study, weight changes during and after pregnancy can have significant ongoing health effects for many women. Postpartum weight loss may reduce the risk […]