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Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

December 16, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.
In fact, the benefits were similar to those of conventional exercise such as brisk walking, said lead researcher […]

Obese Kids’ Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study

December 15, 2014

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The brains of obese children have a stronger response to sugar than those of kids with a healthy weight, a new study says.
The findings support the theory that obese children have a heightened reward response to food, and that their brains could be wired in a way that […]

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain?

December 11, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A newly developed food supplement appears to prevent weight gain and trim fat around the waist, researchers say.
However, the chemical compound doesn’t seem to help people lose pounds, and the preliminary study is so small that the findings could be misleading.
Still, it did “lower […]

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children’s risk of obesity, a new study finds.
What isn’t clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if something else might explain the association between sleep problems and obesity.
Researchers analyzed data from […]

Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier?

December 10, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fructose — a kind of sugar found in a wide variety of foods and beverages — may encourage overeating, new research suggests.
Fructose may be best known to consumers in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, which has long been added to manufactured foods from sodas […]

Many Women Don’t Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

December 9, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women’s fears that pregnancy pounds will linger are validated by new research that suggests three-quarters of new mothers are heavier a year after giving birth than they were before becoming pregnant.
Analyzing data from nearly 800 low-income women, researchers also found that one-third of those of […]

Obesity Can Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Says

December 5, 2014

The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

Obesity Can Cause ‘Silent’ Damage to Heart

December 5, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Heart damage can occur in obese people without causing symptoms, and take place without other heart risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, a new study says.
The researchers said their findings about this silent heart damage challenge the common belief that the risk of […]

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

December 4, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For babies at high risk for obesity, the longer they breast-feed, the less likely they may be to become overweight, a new study suggests.
“Breast-feeding for longer durations appears to have a protective effect against the early signs of overweight and obesity,” said lead researcher Stacy […]

Mom’s Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

December 3, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of newborn death, according to a new study, although the researchers found the risk of an infant dying remains very low.
“Even if the risk, relatively speaking, is increased for obese mothers, the actual probability is small,” […]


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