by Luci Gabel | Featured Contributor
In February 2018, a study from Stanford University provided continued evidence that when it comes to weight loss, high-fat and high-carbohydrate diets are the same when they offer the same amount of protein and are made up largely of real, whole, healthy food. As I wrote about the findings of the study here, it became apparent that, besides weight-loss, the study also shows evidence that the lower-fat diets were healthier because of the higher fiber and lower LDL blood values that the lower-fat participants ended up with.
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Date: Source: Portland State University Summary: A research team studying concussion has published an interactive diagram showing the many facets of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- from sleep problems to mood disorders to the increased danger of dementia -- and how they connect with and affect each other.
A Portland State University research team studying concussion has published an interactive diagram showing the many facets of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- from sleep problems to mood disorders to the increased danger of dementia -- and how they connect with and affect each other.
Jamie Oliver has called on parents to join him in saying they've had enough of junk food adverts aimed at children.
The celebrity chef is using the #AdEnough hashtag to share his campaign on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Last April, the American Journal of Epidemiology and the American Journal of Public Health published a rare joint editorial statement. It concerned a pair of papers on the topic of mortality and obesity.
A wide range of maternal exposures undernutrition, obesity, diabetes, stress and infection are associated with an increased risk of metabolic disease in offspring. Developmental influences can cause persistent structural changes in hypothalamic circuits regulating food intake in the service of energy balance.
1. Compared to men who were never overweight, those overweight at age 7 who returned to a normal body mass index (BMI) by age 13 had no increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers said Tuesday.
What a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have "profound implications for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before conception," they warned in a trio of studies.
Three papers call for parents-to-be to improve their health before planning for a baby Expert: "There's more to pre-conception health for men ..
Public debate around obesity has become dangerously fixated with sugar, according to one of the UK's leading experts on obesity and diabetes.
Responding to the latest NHS statistics showing that obesity prevalence in adults increased from 15 percent in 1993 to 27 percent and that over one in three children leaving primary school were measured as obese or overweight in 2015, Dr James Brown from the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, said a multi-pronged approach was needed to tackle the UK's worrying levels of overweight and obesity, arguing that the upcoming sugar tax on soft drinks and new guidance on sugary foods was "not a silver bullet".
Life expectancy increased in the US from 1990 to 2016. Today, overall average life expectancy is up to 78.
The increased prevalence of adolescent obesity and associated short-term and long-term complications emphasize the need for effective treatment. In this Review, we aim to describe the evidence for, and elements of, behaviour management and adjunctive therapies and highlight the opportunities and challenges presented by obesity management in adolescence.
Are you and your children spending enough time in nature? Or are you stuck indoors or glued to your devices? You could develop Nature Deficit Disorder. It is never too late to get back to nature and nurture your mind and body.
An NHS hospital is feeding its patients for less than the cost of a McDonald's Happy Meal each day, figures suggest.
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital spends 2.
Is loneliness our modern malaise?
Stop promoting junk food to our kids - we've had enough!
Hi guys, Jamie here. I want to tell you about my campaign to protect kids from junk food marketing - and explain why I believe it really matters.
Gut microbes facilitate production and secretion of digestive enzymes into the small bowel, according to a new study.
The majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, but this study one of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods.
FRISCO, COLoosening his tie upon returning home from a long day of work, local insurance adjuster Patrick Wandel informed reporters Tuesday of his intention to relax and take the edge off with a decades-long slide into alcoholism. I busted my ass today, and now I just want to take a load off and kick back with a slow, crippling 30-year descent into alcohol addiction, Wandel said as he sank comfortably into his sofa and the beginnings of a struggle that will one day culminate in a diagnosis of early-onset liver disease.
New research is spurring exciting developments in the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that make up communities living in our bodies.
Scientists are exploring how being aware of imbalances in these bacteria could lead to new diagnoses and treatments.
There is no one reason why some people get Alzheimer's and others do not. Most scientists point to genetics and lifestyle as the main factors, but there are many subcategories within those factors that all play a part in overall risk: education level, sex, obesity, whether or not someone is a smoker or has high blood pressure, and age itself, among others.
Never before has a tax been such an instant success. I am talking about what happened in Britain last Friday.