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GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function

2017 - October 2, 2017

Researchers have tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increase worldwide. The study also compares the GM soybean oil to coconut and olive oils.

Expectant mother’s elevated blood pressure raises child’s risk of obesity

2017 - September 27, 2017

When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children’s risk of developing childhood obesity.

Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, females

2017 - October 5, 2017

Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, females

2017 - October 5, 2017

Regis Philbin opens up on heart issues, cholesterol health

2017 - October 6, 2017

High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart

2017 - October 4, 2017

New research uses UK Biobank data to reveal -- for the first time -- the direct damage that carrying extra weight has on the heart's weight and size, and implicates a range of other modifiable risk factors including high blood pressure.

An epidemic of dream deprivation: Unrecognized health hazard of sleep loss

2017 - September 29, 2017

A sleep and dream specialist has completed a comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.

Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

2017 - October 13, 2017

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any "signs of it slowing down," according to the study's lead researcher, Dr. Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago

2017 - October 10, 2017

The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975.

A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet.
Looking at the broader picture, this equated to roughly 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys being obese last year.

7 workout habits you should drop now

2017 - September 19, 2017

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want?

Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to exercising.
Never fear, there's a quick fix for even the most ingrained workout no-nos. Check out these seven workout habits you should drop: Not only will ditching these help you lose the pounds, they will help you become a more efficient exerciser.

Benefits of water: Are you getting enough fluids to stay healthy?

2017 - September 28, 2017

Water is known as the elixir of life, with good reason. Every system in your body needs it to survive.

"Water regulates our body temperature, keeps our joints lubricated, helps prevent infections and delivers nutrients to our cells," said registered US dietitian and CNN contributor Lisa Drayer. "Additionally, our kidneys and liver work hard to get rid of toxins in our bodies, and they depend on water to do their job."

Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults

2017 - September 11, 2017

What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?

2017 - October 2, 2017

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer around the world. It killed an estimated 17.7 million people in 2015, representing 31% of all deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization.

But not all heart disease is the same. It can affect the blood vessels to the heart or brain, heart muscles and valves, and other areas of the body. Cardiovascular diseases can require long-term treatment, or they can come on suddenly and seriously.
"That's why it's very important for all of us to learn how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation," said Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association.

Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patients

2017 - September 12, 2017

Non-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to new research.

Bio-markers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes

2017 - September 14, 2017

Regular exercise, stress can both make a big difference in lupus, study finds

2017 - September 13, 2017

Waking up in the morning with the joint pain, swelling and stiffness that accompanies lupus doesn't exactly inspire a workout. But research in mice and a related pilot study in humans are showing how regular activity and stress reduction could lead to better health in the long run.

Diet, in addition to alcohol consumption, may play important role in liver problems

2017 - September 25, 2017

Don't rely on mixed messages to change health behaviors

2017 - September 28, 2017

Self-improvement messages to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research.

6 exercises to reduce stress

2017 - September 19, 2017

There's a common saying in sports for that type of release: "Leave it all on the field." Athletes put it into practice by channeling their emotions into the fuel that powers their performance, leaving any and all anxiety, anger, frustration, etc., on the playing field. That's exactly the approach I take toward my high-intensity workouts when I'm looking to blow off steam. It's empowering and cathartic to direct and release my stress through an explosive outlet, such as kicking a heavy bag or slamming a medicine ball to the ground.
Although many forms of exercise counter stress by boosting endorphins (our brain's feel-good neurotransmitters), recent research points to higher-intensity exercise offering increased mood-enhancing benefits. According to a study published in the Journal of Effective Disorders in August, moderate and high-intensity exercise demonstrated a greater beneficial impact than low-intensity forms.

Drug slows stomach emptying, may individualize obesity treatment, study shows

2017 - September 27, 2017

Liraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an effective weight loss therapy, finds a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.