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Mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated Many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States, new research indicates. Normal weight is indicated by a BMI of 18.5-24.9 kg/m2, overweight is indicated by a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2, o
Science Daily | Apr 7, 2014 6:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce 'bad cholesterol' and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. North Americans on average currently eat less than half a serving a day.
Science Daily | Apr 7, 2014 4:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fatty acid composition in blood reflects quality of dietary carbohydrates in children Fatty acid composition in blood is not only a biomarker for the quality of dietary fat, but also reflects the quality of dietary carbohydrates, new research shows. This study showed that a higher consumption of candy and a lower consumption of high-fibre
Science Daily | Apr 7, 2014 2:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Parental obesity and autism risk in the child: Is paternal obesity a greater risk factor than maternal obesity? Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study.
Science Daily | Apr 7, 2014 1:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis. When multiplied by the number of obese 10-year-olds in the United States, lifetime
Science Daily | Apr 7, 2014 1:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Does a junk food diet make you lazy? Psychology study offers answer A new psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, rather than vice versa. Life scientists placed 32 female rats on one of two diets for six months. The first, a standard rat's diet, consisted of relatively un
Science Daily | Apr 5, 2014 02:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Low-dose aspirin won't prevent pregnancy loss, study shows Low-dose aspirin, in general, is not beneficial for future pregnancy outcomes in women with prior pregnancy loss, a medical trial has found. However, in women with one pregnancy loss within the previous 12 months, there did appear to be a benefit. Many he
Science Daily | Apr 4, 2014 7:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In mice, obese dads produce heavier daughters with epigenetically altered breast tissue Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth and in childhood, and have increased number of 'terminal end buds' in their breast tissue -- the site where breast cancer often develops in rodents. 'Researcher
Science Daily | Apr 4, 2014 6:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More than half of high-risk alcohol users report improvement after surgery Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study suggests th
Science Daily | Apr 3, 2014 7:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Morning rays keep off pounds A surprising new strategy for managing your weight? Bright morning light. People who had most of their daily exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in t
Science Daily | Apr 3, 2014 01:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend