Do you often skimp on sleep? That might spell trouble for your waistline!
According to a Swedish study, losing sleep boosts your risk of becoming obese. To arrive at this conclusion, researchers from Uppsala University say a lack of shuteye affects energy metabolism by disrupting sleep patterns and affecting the body's response to food and exercise.
A number of previous studies have found a ... ››› more
Cinnamon is one of the most common and comforting spices around. As it turns out, this ever-popular spice is good for far more than baking gooey cinnamon rolls and whipping up a spicy chai latte…
According to new research from the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute in the United States, cinnamon may also protect you from obesity and hyperglycaemia, the medical term for high b... ››› more
Study findings presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 reveal that a combination of normal levels of vitamin A and a high-fat diet is a recipe for type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, this combination may negatively impact the expression of your liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism and result in obesity and type 2 d... ››› more
You've heard of probiotics and prebiotics and how they benefit your gut health. Now, it's time you learn about post-biotics, or the by-products of bacteria.
According to a new study conducted by researchers at McMaster University in Canada, post-biotics help lower blood glucose and allow insulin to work better during obesity. In turn, this combats prediabetes before type 2 diabetes develops. He... ››› more
You're carrying some extra weight around and it's obvious that it can take a toll on your self-esteem, make you feel slow and sluggish, and raise your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease...
But now, researchers have suggested that there's a strong link between extra weight and cancer, too - a number of different types of cancer, in fact! While it's true that most cases of cancer occur due... ››› more
According to a new report, people who drink and are overweight are at higher risk for two of the most common types of oesophageal cancer.
In the report compiled by experts at the AICR and the World Cancer Research Fund, it was revealed that one third - that's about 5,600 per year - of oesophageal cancer cases in the United States could be prevented if people didn't drink and maintained a health... ››› more
A new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK has revealed that the brains of middle-aged overweight and obese people appear 10 years older than those who weigh a healthy weight.
The reason for this is the loss of white matter - the tissue that allows different areas of the brain to communicate. While loss of white matter is a normal part of the ageing process, widesprea... ››› more
As it turns out, the Westernised diet - topped with butter, featuring junk food like fatty microwavable meals, instant noodles, pizza, doughnuts and biscuits - doesn't take long to do some really bad things to your metabolism.
Just how long, you ask? According to a small study recently published in the journal Obesity, following a junk food diet for just five days can wreak havoc on your metabo... ››› more
By now, you know that inflammation is the root of everything - allergies, chronic pain, obesity, migraines, thyroid problems, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dental problems... the list goes on.
One of the best ways to fight inflammation and prevent these health problems is to eat foods that calm your body. Read on for four top inflammation-fighting foods that ke... ››› more
The new year has only just begun and you're already giving up on your number one resolution - to lose weight. Some blame it on the temptation of their favourite comfort foods, while others say it's because they simply can't find time every day to exercise.
Whatever your excuse is, I'll say one thing: You should seriously reconsider taking your goal to lose weight seriously. Not only for your ph... ››› more
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