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Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

October 22, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats — but not enough, new research shows.
Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA — plentiful in fatty fish like salmon — has remained steady, [...]

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

October 21, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests.
In adults, certain genes have been linked to increased body fat, but the same genes in infants promote proportionate gains in fat and lean muscle, [...]

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

October 20, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows.
High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.
Researchers analyzed data from 37,000 American adults who had their blood pressure checked [...]

You’d Have to Walk 5 Miles to Burn Off the Calories in a 20-Ounce Soda

October 20, 2014

Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say.

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

October 18, 2014

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even determined dieters can fail if they don’t have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say.
Their new study included 240 obese people. All of the participants had metabolic syndrome (a combination of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes). And, all [...]

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.
Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 [...]

Jet Lag and Shift-Work Weight Gain Tied to Gut Microbes

October 17, 2014

Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

October 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults were also obese, according to the report. That association was even more prevalent among those taking antidepressants: 55 percent of those [...]

Is ‘Slow and Steady’ Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?

October 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An Australian study throws doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take.
The study also found that whether you opt for a “crash” diet or something a bit slower, the rate at which you shed excess pounds [...]

Why You Should Eat Family Meals in the Kitchen

October 14, 2014

Positive, calm and friendly family meals might help a child avoid becoming overweight or obese, a new study suggests.


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