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It has only taken about two months, but already about 70% of all Australians who made New Year's resolutions at the start of the new year (January 1, 2010) to eat healthier have failed to live up to their promises.

Published in Health
Monday, 08 March 2010 01:16

Skinny people taste fat better

According to a study by Australia and New Zealand researchers, the better a person is able to taste fat, the more likely they were to consume less fat in their diets and, thus, to stay slim and trim.

Published in Health
Monday, 01 March 2010 00:53

Australia has big expense each year: Obesity

According to a new study in the Medical Journal of Australia, Australians directly paid out $21 billion in 2005 for overweight and obese people, and indirectly another $35.6 billion for government subsidies.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:06

10,000-step program to health fitness

According to an international study, walking 10,000 steps each day (about eight kilometers, or five miles) has been scientifically shown to improve your health and well-being. And, all you have to do to start is put one foot in front of the other.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 02:01

Obese boys may remain boys longer

According to a U.S. study, boys who are obese reach puberty later than normal-weight boys. However, the researchers behind the study are uncertain about the exact cause for the relationship because girls have the opposite result.

Published in Biology
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 02:56

Study: high-fructose corn syrup may add to obesity

According to a U.S. study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in soda pop may help to add to the obesity problem found in the United States.

Published in Health
A first-of-its-kind study performed in the U.S. has found that fast foods that clearly state caloric content can significantly reduce the number of calories consumed by children over those that don’t post such information.

Published in Health
According to New York researchers in the United States, obesity is becoming more of a problem to people’s quality of life as more people eat larger amounts of food, and smoking is becoming less of a problem as fewer people smoke. Consequently, they claim obesity is equal to, or worse than, smoking in its negative impact on one's quality of life.

Published in Health
Monday, 07 December 2009 19:28

Missing chunks of DNA may lead to obese children

According to a British report highlighted in the journal Nature, the lack of large, rare chromosomes could be the hereditary cause of severe early-onset obesity.

Published in Biology
Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:38

CDC releases county by county obesity rates

According to a first-time report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the counties in the Appalachian region of the country report high rates of obesity and diabetes in more than 80% of its counties. A majority of counties in the Deep South also report the same.

Published in Health
Although many factors contribute to weight gain, U.S. microbiologist Jeffrey Gordon has been collecting evidence to show that the type of foods eaten changes the composition of bacteria in the gut. Whether you have a low-fat or high-fat diet is very influential on your body’s ability to gain weight, and to lose it, too.

Published in Health
Sunday, 15 November 2009 18:15

Baby Boomers may have boomed out

According to a UCLA study of trends in disability within older adults in the United States (especially in the Baby Boomer generation), a disturbing trend was found: much more physical disabilities than the previous generation.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 20:22

Adult diabetes to inflict 1 of 7 Australians by 2050

According to a report by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, type 2 diabetes will occur in about 14% of all Australians within forty years. Can you guess why such a large percentage of type 2 diabetes is occurring?

Published in Health
Saturday, 10 October 2009 19:55

Depression, anxiety leads to weight problems

A British-French-Australian study has concluded that common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety give larger risks of becoming obese. And, the more mental problems a person has the more risk of obesity.

Published in Health
Friday, 04 September 2009 19:25

U.S. study: Irregular eating habits adds weight

According to a Northwestern University study, people who have irregular eating habits are more prone to gain weight. Do you wake up in the middle of the night and go straight to the refrigerator? Do you work a swing shift? Do you skip breakfast?

Published in Health
For the fifth year in a row, Mississippi has the largest percentage of obese people in the United States. Thirty other states have over one in four people in the really heavy category (obese). It’s a big problem, and its getting bigger.

Published in Health
Australian-led study finds that increased intake of food, and not reduced exercise, is the sole reason why people are getting bigger in the United States. Previous thoughts were than more calories and less exercise were equally to blame. Guess not!

Published in Health
According to a U.S. study, a glass of 100% fruit juice every day can lower your risk from several diseases, along with helping you lose weight. Juices involving oranges, bananas, and other such fruits help to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Published in Health
Thursday, 09 April 2009 18:04

Why brown fat is better than white fat

Several studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine have concluded that brown fat (good fat) can burn off white fat (bad fat) in order to lose weight. It looks like babies may help in the global obesity epidemic because brown fat is also called “baby fat.”

Published in Health
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 19:19

Simply: More fat means less life

The more you weigh the fewer years you will live, according to a large research study performed in the United Kingdom on nearly 900,000 adults. Specifically, according to this study, if you are severely obese your life expectancy is reduced by 10 years on average—yes, TEN YEARS!

Published in Health
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