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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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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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Brain Volume Indicates Possible Weight Loss in Older Poeple: Study

If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan. In findings from a small study published in the current online issue ...

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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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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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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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Routine Dementia Treatment Can Prompt Damaging Weight Loss: New Study

In a new discovery, scientists found that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that routine drugs used for the treatment of dementia can lead to damaging reduction of weight, recommending that clinical experts must confront this issue before prescribing these medicines to older ...

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Switch to vegan to get that perfect shape, says new study

I have always wondered how vegetarians survived without enjoying the scrumptious non-vegetarian delicacies that we have. Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Biriyani, Mutton Curry, Chicken kebabs, fish fingers, you name them. In fact, I laughed at the fact that my “vegetarian” friends go to KFC or McDonald’s and order a “crispy potato burger”. One day, I tagged along with my friend as ...

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In Praise of Canola Oil to Reduce Your Cholesterol, Belly Fat

While research is in praise of olive oil till now, new study has thrown light on similar health benefits for canola oil that is extracted from the canola plant for use as kitchen oil. Besides its nutritional value, canola oil is billed as weight-reducing agent to tackle obesity and lifestyle risks in modern day food habits. With its taste-less and ...

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Chili pepper can burn fat, prevent weight gain: study

Junk food lover? Then add as much as pepper as possible and chilli pepper in daily eatables to prevent weight gain, if not weight loss overnight, according to a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher. The chief ingredient in chilli peppers, capsaicin, stimulates energy burning, hence developing a dietary supplement could be developed to do away with controls on calorie ...

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Make more friends to shed those extra kilos, says new study

Online dieters who log in regularly lose more than eight percent of their body weight in six months, a new study shows adding that the less users interacted in the community, the less weight they lost. “Our findings suggest that people can do very well at losing weight with minimal professional help when they become centrally connected to others on ...

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Mars Orbiter Offers New Insight Into How Mars Lost its Atmosphere

The Mars orbiter of NASA would reveal the key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind can penetrate deep into a ...

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Health Byte: Why Chocolates Cheer You, Keep You Happy?

In a report sounding more like an advertisement for chocolate-makers of the world, Mirror.co.uk has brought out its positive side though doctors warn against too much consumption of chocolates made with sugar. But a little bit of sugar in moderation isn’t as terrible as one thought, say researchers, citing the good effects such as preventing ageing and ensuring proper blood ...

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Weight-loss bariatric surgery could improve kidney function: study

In addition to helping patients to shed flab, weight loss surgery may also improve their kidney function, a new study says. “Bariatric surgery serves as a good model to examine the effects of weight loss on kidney function. Our findings suggest a beneficial impact on kidney function in patients with and without baseline kidney disease,” said Alex Chang from the ...

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