Category: Health News

Crash Diets May Not Be So Bad, Australian Study Finds

Crash Diets May Not Be So Bad, Australian Study Finds

The widely held belief that we’re less likely to regain weight when we lose it gradually rather than quickly is not true, according to an Australian study published last week. The study found that keeping off the pounds over the long haul is difficult regardless of how quickly the weight is initially lost, although people are more likely to achieve […]

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Eating High Protein Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings, Study Finds

Eating High Protein Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings, Study Finds

A study by U.S. researchers found that teenagers who skipped breakfast were prone to obesity. But those who ate a protein-rich breakfast were found to have less food cravings and were less likely to overeat later in the day. They said eating breakfast, particularly a high-protein one, increases levels of the brain chemical dopamine, the ‘feel-good’ messenger which is associated with […]

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280 lbs Belgium Minister Of Public Health Is Accused Of Being Too Big To Be ‘Credible’

280 lbs Belgium Minister Of Public Health Is Accused Of Being Too Big To Be ‘Credible’

Belgium’s new Minister of Public Health is the first political figure to come under fire for being too overweight for the job. Maggie De Block – who is Belgium’s most popular politician and was once tipped as a future premier – surprised many when it was announced she would take up the role of Health Minister in the centre-right coalition which has […]

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Weight Lifting Can Improve Your Memory, Study Finds (Video)

Weight Lifting Can Improve Your Memory, Study Finds (Video)

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults. A study led by the Georgia […]

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Reward For Sweating? We Drink More Alcohol On Days We Exercise, Study Finds

Reward For Sweating? We Drink More Alcohol On Days We Exercise, Study Finds

A recent study has linked drinking alcohol to physical exercise. The researchers observed that on days that people do more exercise, they tend to also drink more. The study was conducted by researchers at the Methodology Center at The Pennsylvania State University and published online in the journal Health Psychology. People are likely to drink more alcohol on days where […]

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Top 5 Ways Diet Soda is Slowly Killing You! (Video)

Top 5 Ways Diet Soda is Slowly Killing You! (Video)

  The artificial sweeteners in diet sodas can raise the blood sugar level instead of reducing it, according to new experiments in mice and people. Diet soda is the alternative fix for those of us who can’t quite kick the high fructose corn syrup addiction, but what if it’s actually worse for us than the real stuff? A recent study has found […]

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Alcohol Doesn’t Affect Exercise Performance, Says New Study

Alcohol Doesn’t Affect Exercise Performance, Says New Study

A group of Italian scientist conducted a study to see if alcohol affected your performance while working out. The results were pretty shocking. We still wouldn’t recommend working out intoxicated or hung over. Their study, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, examines how drunk exercise compares with sober workout sessions. It turns out, if you ignore the coordination deficiencies, potential […]

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Weight Loss Reverses Brain Damage Caused by Obesity, Study Finds (Video)

Weight Loss Reverses Brain Damage Caused by Obesity, Study Finds (Video)

Weight loss can actually benefit the brain, according to a new study. In fact, researchers theorize that bariatric surgery could help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in obese people. Past research how shown that obese people face a 35 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s than people at a normal weight. Weight loss can reverse the effects of obesity on the […]

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Low-Carb Diet May Be Better Than Low Fat Diet, Study Finds (Video)

Low-Carb Diet May Be Better Than Low Fat Diet, Study Finds (Video)

A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers feared they might be worse for heart health because they tend to be high in fat. […]

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Man To Have Surgery To Remove 100 Pound Scrotum (Video)

Man To Have Surgery To Remove 100 Pound Scrotum (Video)

A man from Michigan, Dan Maurer, is to have his 100-pound scrotum removed surgically this week, reported News.com.au. The 39-year-old has had the inflamed scrotum from his late twenties, which his doctors blamed on his obesity.For years, doctors told him that he just needed to lose weight, but despite his exercising and getting slimmer overall, his scrotum continued to grow. […]

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