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Early and ongoing experiences of weight stigma linked to self-directed weight shaming

 

Researchers surveyed more than 18,000 adults enrolled in the commercial weight management program WW International, and found that participants who internalized weight bias the most tended to be younger, female, have a higher body mass index (BMI), and have an earlier onset of their weight struggle.

Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

 

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia, according to new research.

Exercise improves brain function in overweight and obese individuals

 

New findings show that, on top of its benefits for metabolism, mood, and general health, exercise also improves brain function. In recent studies, researchers learned that obese and overweight individuals are prone to insulin resistance in the brain, where it provides information about current nutritional status, as well as the rest of the body. So researchers wanted to know whether exercise can improve insulin sensitivity in the brain and improve cognition in overweight individuals.

Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

 

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 percent of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children.

Unraveling the brain's reward circuits

 

Food, alcohol, and certain drugs all act to reduce the activity of hunger neurons and to release reward signals in the brain, but alcohol and drugs rely on a different pathway than does food, according to a new study. The findings could point researchers to new strategies to design weight-loss or anti-addiction drugs.

Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents

 

Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death is premature childbirth and low fetal weight.

ALS patients may benefit from more glucose

 

A new study has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease.

Skinny self-image, heavy workouts in adolescence are warning signs, study shows

 

New research finds that adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors.

Afraid of food? The answer may be in the basal forebrain

 

A brain circuit in the mouse basal forebrain that is involved in perceiving the outside world, connects with and overrides feeding behaviors regulated by the hypothalamus.

Biology of leptin, the hunger hormone, revealed

 

New research offers insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. The findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said.

The brain consumes half of a child's energy -- and that could matter for weight gain

 

A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids -- in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use -- could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain.

Do video games drive obesity?

 

Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? A meta study has looked into this question. The cliché is true -- but only for adults.

Even in young children: Higher weight = higher blood pressure

 

Overweight 4-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke.

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

 

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood. Using a mouse model, a research team led by a biomedical scientists has found that overactive endocannabinoid signaling in the gut drives overeating in diet-induced obesity by blocking gut-brain satiation signaling.

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

 

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists. The research is the first to find an association between sleeping with artificial light at night and weight gain in women. The results suggest that cutting off lights at bedtime could reduce women's chances of becoming obese.

Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables

 

Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The study estimated that roughly 1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough fruit and 1 in 12 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough vegetables.

Posture impacts how you perceive your food

 

Standing just for a few minutes while eating can mute taste buds, impacting taste evaluation, temperature perception and overall consumption volume.

Diabetes drug alleviates anxiety in mice

 

The antidiabetic medication metformin reduces anxiety-like behaviors in male mice by increasing serotonin availability in the brain, according to a new study. These findings could have implications for the treatment of patients with both metabolic and mental disorders.

Cancer-fighting combination targets glioblastoma

 

An international team of researchers combined a calorie-restricted diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates with a tumor-inhibiting antibiotic and found the combination destroys cancer stem cells and mesenchymal cells, the two major cells found in glioblastoma, a fast-moving brain cancer that resists traditional treatment protocols.

Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children

 

Youth who said they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their body mass by 33 percent more each year, compared to a similar group who had not been teased, according to researchers. The findings appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change their behavior and attempt to lose weight.

Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases

 

Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research has found.

Does your health in middle age predict how healthy you'll be later in life?

 

In a new study, researchers identified factors associated with brain health in middle age in order to identify ways to preserve brain function when people are older.

Stark social inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI)

 

Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height and weight (BMI) they found that lower maternal education was associated with faster gains in child body weight but lower height growth leading to a higher risk of overweight and obesity.

Eating healthily at work matters

 

A new study has demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared to employees who made healthier purchases.

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people

 

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea.

New drug could help treat neonatal seizures

 

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns.

Older adults expect to lose brain power, but most don't ask doctors how to prevent dementia

 

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do puzzles in an effort to stave off brain decline, very few of them have talked with their doctors about evidence-based ways to prevent memory loss.

When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession?

 

Researchers say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food, known as orthorexia nervosa (ON). Although eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing.

Obesity: The key role of a brain protein revealed

 

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers show for the first time in mice that the acyl-CoA-binding protein, or ACBP, has a direct influence on the neurons that allow rodents and humans to maintain a healthy weight.

Role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity

 

New research has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope.

Train your brain with computer game to eat less sugar

 

A recent study shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.

Fat fruit flies: High-sugar diet deadens sweet tooth; promotes overeating, obesity in flies

 

Some research suggests that one reason people with obesity overeat is because they don't enjoy food -- especially sweets -- as much as lean people.

Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children

 

For the first time links have been observed between a nut-rich maternal diet during the first trimester of pregnancy and better outcomes after birth in cognitive function, attention capacity and long-term working memory.

Exaggerated physical differences between male and female superheroes

 

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New research found that, within the pages of comic books, male superheroes are on average obese, while females are on average close to underweight.

Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased early death risk

 

New research shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of early death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking.



Home Treatments for Weightloss

 

Natural Remedies for Weight Loss

 

When I started looking for weight loss home remedies, I wanted to focus on natural remedies for weight loss. 

Weight Loss Home Remedies - How to Make Them

 

There are so many home remedies out there in order to lose weight with the most important thing to remember is that you have to be diligent and it doesn't take lots of pills or doctors or expensive trainers to lose weight naturally.

Kitchen Remedies for Weight Loss

 

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Weight loss home remedies are can be confusing as there is so much information out there about natural remedies for weight loss.  If you just look around your kitchen like I did, you will find tons of home remedies!



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