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Cash for weight loss?

one fifth of India will be obese by 2025, says study.

A new study, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, has shown that selling rewards programs to participants entering a weight loss program is a low cost strategy to increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss. A team from the Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH) led the research, which has implications for insurance ...

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Diabetes Among Kids Growing Alarmingly, Warns Study of 2011 vs 2015

Based on private health insurance claims with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, a study said the incidence of the disease has more than doubled in the pediatric population or children aged 0 to 22 years. Between 2011 and 2015, diabetes among children and yougnsters increased 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing transparency to ...

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Summer Breaks Increase Obesity in Kids: Study

Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year, said a research study suggesting that major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school. The new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin by Paul von Hippel, an associate professor, examined body mass index (BMI) and obesity ...

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Reduce Weight by Adding Canola Oil in Diet Daily

Including canola oil in a healthy diet may help reduce abdominal fat in as little as four weeks, according to health researchers. “Visceral, or abdominal, fat increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, and is also associated with increased risk for conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes,” said Penny M. Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition, Penn State. “Monounsaturated fats in ...

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Obesity: Japan Scientists Find Way to Manipulate Brain to Burn Fat

A new mechanism in brain that regulates obesity, which can be targeted to treat obesity, was found by a Japanese researcher Makoto Fukuda. They studied the mouse Rap1 gene, which is expressed in a variety of tissues, including the brain but its role in energy balance was unexplored. The team of scientists selectively deleted the Rap1 gene in a group ...

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Weight Loss Can Reverse Diabetes: Study

Since diabetes can only be controlled by an individual either by medicines, diet contrl or regular exercise, experts have come out with the finding that diabetes can be reversed if people who reversed it keep their weight considerably low. A study by Roy Taylor at the Newcastle University showed that those with Type 2 diabetes who were able to loose ...

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Obesity, Memory Loss Go Hand-in-Hand, says Study

Obesity is the root cause of many diseases and now researchers have come out with a new finding that it leads to worst memory compared to those who are thin. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge found that higher body mass index (BMI) or obesity is linked to “poorer performance” when the target audience was tested on ...

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Walnuts, Mediterranean Diet Reduce Weight in Women, Says New Study

In a toast to Mediterranean diet, a study by researchers of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine proves that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Arab diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. To be precise, the researchers hit upon a meal plan rich in walnuts, ...

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Fat, Obesity Consciousness Begins at 32 Months of Age in Kids, Says Study

New research from the University of Otago and Monash University shows that anti-fat prejudice may develop in children as young as 32 months of age and is strongly related to maternal anti-fat attitudes. Published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, the study is the first to examine the relationship of parental anti-fat attitudes and infants’ toddlers preferences to obese ...

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Diabetes drug targets alcohol addiction by 40%, says study

Researchers have found that diabetes drug consisting of GLP-1 can also answer the addiction of alcohol as well as obesity, while the de-addiction rate could be 30 to 40 percent. In their study on mice and rats at Sahlgrenska Academy, they found out that the medication GLP-1 used for diabetes and obesity was able to treat even alcohol dependence. Conducted ...

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Avoid Obesity in Five Easy Steps; Eat Less, Exercise More

Eating less is not the only solution to prevent obesity, however it plays a major role in maintaining a healthy body weight. People under 25 are often seen complaining about their weight gain, the major reason of this is because of our lifestyle and environment. Youths are exposed to environmental pollutants, timing of food intake(which is the most important factor ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Top 6 Mantras to Keep Diabetes Far Away From You

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Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes ...

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Teen Smokers Also Struggle With Body Image Related Guilt and Shame

A new research shows, that 25% of teens smokers, down dramatically from 40 percent in 1987. As we all know smoking is injurious to health but for today’s young generation does that really matters? lets find out how teen smokers are having a negative self image. A recent study conducted at Concordia University and published in preventive Medicine Reports, has ...

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Smokers Gain Weight after Quitting, Confirms Study

Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting, said a new study. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked daily and current body mass index (BMI) are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain ...

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Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity, Diabetes May Help To Imply Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease: New Study

Smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes and obesity are known to cause risk to the heart, increasing chances of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest. A new study has now uncovered that these factors could also be initial symbols of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles ...

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Soybean Oil Can Turn You More Obese, Diabetic: Study

We’re all familiar with the harmful effects of sugar, especially fructose content in processed foods. But a new study by American scientists has shown that elevated content of soybean oil in a diet is even more harmful and causes more obesity compared to fructose. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) performed an experiment on male mice by feeding ...

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Newspaper can predict your future weight

What you’re reading now secretly tells you whether your country will be skinnier or fatter in three years. After analyzing 50 years of all the food words mentioned in major newspapers like the New York Times and London Times, a new Cornell study shows that the food words trending today in 2015 will predict a country’s obesity level in three ...

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Compelling your children to eat might actually harm them: Study

Parents are always worried about the health of their children. They strive to follow as well as make their children follow the best eating habits always. Children, on the other hand tend to skip those “healthy” foods that their parents plan, thereby prompting parents to force their little ones to finish up everything served on the plate. And this in ...

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