Diet & Fitness


Bigmachamburger-082715.jpg A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that one out of every five children in the United States is obese. The report shows that 17.5 percent of children and adolescents ages 3 to 19 are now obese, which highly differs from the obesity rate in the late 1970s, which was 5.6 percent.

waistsize-082615.jpg A new study says that those who enlist the help of their primary care physician while attempting to lose weight actually drop more pounds than those who don't. The study, published in scientific journal Patient Education and Counseling, reviewed data from more than 300 obese patients who had participated in a federally-funded weight loss clinical trial.

Glassofwhisky-082015.jpg Drinking even small amounts of alcohol could increase the risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. For the study the researchers reviewed data from two larger studies including over 100,000 citizens in America. The study found that those who reported even light drinking were more likely to suffer cancers in the mouth, throat, digestive tract and more.

cupofcoffee-082015.jpg Colon cancer patients who drink regular amounts of coffee may be at a decreased risk of recurrence, according to a new study from researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The researchers found that those who had stage three colon cancer and drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 52 percent less like to suffer a recurrence of death.

Measuringwaist-082015.jpg Those taking high doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide may enjoy the benefit of added weight loss as a result of the drug, according to a new study from researchers at the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. For the study the researchers followed 846 overweight diabetes patients who took either 1.8 mg or 3 mg of the drug or a placebo daily.

green-apple-081815.jpg Contrary to conventional thought, women's brains respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach than an empty one, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Appetite, analyzed the reward responses of women to different romantic cues, including those who have experienced going on diets and those who have not dieted.

Strawberry-ice-cream-081815.jpg Blue Bell Creameries, who pulled all of their ice cream products off shelves due to a listeria outbreak in April, have announced plans to return to limited distribution of their products at the end of the month. The company announced that they will begin selling ice cream to select markets on August 31, the first step in a five-stage plan to re-enter grocery stores in 15 states.

firstrice-110815.jpg Kids who are picky eaters, even moderately picky eaters, are more prone to developing mental health afflictions, including anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder, according to a new study. The new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved 900 children, whose parents were subsequently interviewed about the eating habits and mental health of their kids.

Proteinshake-110815.jpg The overuse of bodybuilding supplements in men is becoming a new type of eating disorder, according to researchers. In a new study, presented at the American Psychological Association convention, 195 men aged 18-65 who took supplements in the past month completed an online survey about their supplement use and other subjects relating to body image and masculinity.

cocacola-110815.jpg Coca Cola funded scientists claims that sugary soft drinks are not to blame for the obesity epidemic in America; research that some health experts are calling misleading. The New York Times reports that Coca-Cola has funneled millions of dollars to support a nonprofit organization that alleges that Americans should focus more on exercise for weight loss than diet.

Feeton-scale-080715.jpg Lapband surgery, or, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy [LSG], may not be a long term solution for weight loss and diabetes remission, according to research conducted at Beilinson Hospital in Israel. The study, published in JAMA Surgery, surveyed data on 443 LSGs, finding that, after five years, study participants tended to gain back much of the body weight lost.

Chillies-080715.jpg Eating spicy food has been linked to living longer, according to a new study. The study, published in The BMJ, analyzed the dietary data on more than 485,000 people. Study participants were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 in a large Chinese health study, and researchers followed them for an average of more than seven years, recording 20,224 deaths.

Blackcoffee-080415.jpg Those who drink excessive amounts of coffee may be at an increased risk for suffering Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study from researchers in Italy. For the study the researchers looked at the coffee consumption habits of a group of senior citizens with and without signs of mild cognitive impairments (MCI).

Glucosetest-072815.jpg High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study, published online in JAMA Neurology, involved researchers conducting memory tests on 150 adults with no mental impairments, at average age of 61. The researchers also measured insulin resistance and had the participants undergo a PET brain scan.

Joggingwoman-071415.jpg Increasing exercise and improving diet could help decrease the risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, a non-profit group focused on diabetes research. For the study the researchers reviewed over 50 studies that took place between 1991 and 2015, including data on 66 diet/exercise programs.

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