Category: Weight Loss

How does fiber prevent weight gain?

By promoting the growth of gut bacteria, dietary fiber could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and unwanted changes in the intestine, according to a study from Georgia State University. A new study shines new light on gut bacteria, fiber, and obesity. Obesity is linked with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that include hypertension, high blood sugar, excess […]

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Severe obesity may be caused by this genetic mutation

New research finds a specific genetic mutation that may cause severe obesity. These findings call for a different approach to obesity and could pave the way for better, more targeted therapies for the condition. Studying obese children, scientists have identified a genetic mutation that may cause obesity. What causes obesity? This question continues to puzzle scientists […]

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Why we choose the donut over the apple

Everyone knows that an apple per day is a more healthful option than a donut and yet, given the choice, many people would still choose the donut. A new study has revealed that food choices could be down to the associations that we make with food-related stimuli. Researchers explain why the urge to eat a […]

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How a skin patch could prevent weight gain

If you’ve fallen victim to holiday weight gain, it’s highly likely that adopting a healthful diet and increasing exercise are on your list of New Year’s resolutions. According to a new study, however, a simple skin patch could one day help us to shed the pounds. The skin patch (held by the NTU Singapore researchers […]

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The best apps for dieting and weight loss

For many people, just hearing the word “dieting” conjures negative thoughts. After all, dieting can be one of the most challenging lifestyle changes on the road to weight loss. However, there are tools available that can help steer you on the path to success, with smartphone apps being one of them. Studies have shown that […]

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