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  • Lack of sleep boosts your risk of becoming obese!
  • 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
  • [23 April 2018]
  • This common spice may protect you from obesity and hyperglycaemia
  • 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
  • [27 November 2017]
  • Type 2 diabetes is caused by vitamin A and a high-fat diet
  • 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
  • [30 May 2017]
  • Drinking plus being overweight is a recipe for oesophageal cancer, report warns
  • 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
  • [20 April 2017]
  • Being overweight or obese makes your brain 10 years older than if you're a healthy weight
  • 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
  • [11 April 2017]
  • Small study reveals how long it takes for a Westernised diet to alter your metabolism
  • 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
  • [23 March 2017]
  • That extra weight you're carrying is putting you at increased risk of cancer!
  • 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
  • [20 January 2017]
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