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Vitamin D deficiency causes weight gain; here's how to drop the pounds effortlessly by boosting your vitamin supplementation

6/15/2014 - For years, the mathematical equation offered to those trying to lose weight seemed simple enough: Burn more calories than you consume. Piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, as with almost everything concerning the human body, it's not quite as simple as that. Over the years, more and more scientific...

Low-carb vegan diet found to reduce weight gain and heart attack risk

6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...

GMOs encourage weight gain and obesity, researchers discover

5/22/2014 - Looking around, it's no secret that Americans are putting on the pounds unlike any other time in history. Sure, we can't discount sedentary lifestyles, processed foods and outrageous sugar consumption as contributing factors. At the same time, an elephant in the room is often overlooked -- one known...

The 5 common snacking mistakes that are making you fat

4/22/2014 - Losing weight is challenging for the majority of people. Cutting calories and eating smaller meals can lead to more snacking. Though snacking can be a healthy habit, it most often just leads to weight gain. Here are some common snacking mistakes that lead to major weight gain. Stress eating Stress...

New breakfast soft drink may promote weight gain and Type II diabetes

2/23/2013 - A new breakfast drink came on the market this year to meet a demand of people who want caffeine in the morning, but not from coffee or tea. Created by a major soft drink manufacturer; it contains caffeine, sugar, artificial sweeteners a few vitamins and a little (five percent) juice. At 16 ounces, it...

Calories from sugary soft drinks are more likely to cause weight gain

1/27/2013 - A major soft drink manufacturer is now set to run big ads explaining that weight gain, and more specifically our obesity epidemic, is due to consuming too many calories over all and not to drinking too many sugar sweetened beverages. While this sounds logical, in fact it is not supported by studies...

Gluten confirmed to cause serious weight gain, or 'wheat belly' - scientific research

1/16/2013 - The case against gluten seems to have been closed with recent research from a Brazilian research team that published a report in the January 2013 Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. It seems to have put an exclamation point on the wheat belly controversy. Lacking scientific data confirming the mechanics...

Five simple ways to avoid holiday weight gain this year

12/19/2012 - The indulgence of thanksgiving has come and gone. But that probably amounts to one major gathering and one big meal, perhaps with leftovers that soon become boring. Now comes the real challenge for eating healthy and not putting on extra pounds. This is the season to be jolly, and indulge in all...

Many women clueless about healthy weight gain during pregnancy

12/14/2012 - Most women do not know how much weight they are supposed to gain during pregnancy, according to a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. "Pregnancy is an important time that influences being overweight in both mothers and their babies," said researcher...

Toxic byproduct of heat-processed food may contribute to weight gain and diabetes, scientists find

8/25/2012 - Eating foods cooked with dry heat could be making you fat, inflamed, diabetic, and cancer-prone. These are the suggested findings of a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which outlines how exposure to methylglyoxal (MG), a chemical byproduct of certain...

Fructose promotes hormonal imbalance and weight gain

8/23/2012 - Fructose is the sugar in fruit, vegetables, grains and honey. It is also used as a popular sweetener in prepared foods including and perhaps especially in soft drinks in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). According to a 2004 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, HFCS makes...

The hidden cause of unexplained weight gain may be poor liver function

3/21/2012 - The issue of weight is a prevalent source of discontent especially in western cultures. It seems that we havewoken upand realized that weight control is about much more than keeping up appearances. Obesity rates have skyrocketed along with the associated adverse health conditions. Each year more and...

Wheat causes weight gain and sickness

11/3/2011 - What if you were eating right and following the advice of all your doctors to eat more "healthy grains" but continued to gain weight with worsening blood work? Millions of Americans continue to follow the diet backed by the ADA (American Diabetes Association), AHA (American Heart Association) and many...

Green tea inhibits extra weight gain and can help prevent obesity

10/25/2011 - Reporting in the research journal Obesity, researchers continue to mount crucial evidence to support green tea as an agent in the war against overweight and obesity. Green tea (and its less refined cousin, white tea) is shown to slow weight gain and may be a key tool in the obesity epidemic impacting...

Fake fat potato chips may make you fat

7/29/2011 - Olestra, a synthetic fat substitute, may contribute to weight gain. In a study published in the June 20, 2011 edition of Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from Purdue University report that rats fed both low-calorie, olestra potato chips and high-calorie, high-fat (HF) regular chips gain more weight...

Study: Drinking diet soda actually causes weight gain, blood sugar spikes

7/24/2011 - Contrary to popular belief, diet soda and other foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners like aspartame are not healthy, and they do not bring about weight loss. A landmark new study out of Texas confirms this, having found that not only do diet sodas not help with weight loss, but they...

Sleep deprivation may cause weight gain

5/25/2011 - Those who try to lose weight by monitoring calories and increasing exercise may now have another weapon in their obesity-fighting arsenal -- a good night's sleep. A new European study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition augments existing evidence that sleep deprivation can lead to...

Melatonin effectively controls weight gain, obesity and associated heart disease

5/5/2011 - Melatonin is a powerful natural hormone that is well known for its association with circadian rhythms that promote a healthful sleep cycle. Researchers from the University of Granada reporting in the Journal of Pineal Research have found that melatonin helps to control unnatural weight gain without...

Middle-Age Weight Gain - Fight insulin resistance

12/8/2010 - Many people who have never had a weight problem suddenly find themselves with extra stomach fat in middle age. For forty and fifty year olds, it is often a lot harder to lose this fat than it is for younger people. This article is a reminder as to why this is the case and what can be done to reduce...

Psychiatric Drugs Cause Rapid Weight Gain in Kids

5/13/2010 - A new study has confirmed that atypical antipsychotic drugs can cause rapid weight gain in younger patients, as well as increasing levels of triglycerides and LDL ("bad") cholesterol in their blood. "We are very much afraid that this will lead to diabetes and metabolic syndrome," researcher Christoph...

Chokeberry extract found to stop weight gain, regulate blood glucose and halt inflammation

5/3/2010 - Native Americans have traditionally used dried chokeberries that grow in eastern deciduous forests of the U.S. to make teas. The plants are also used as landscape plantings throughout much of the country and a variety of birds like to feast on the bright red and dark purple fruits from chokeberry bushes....

FDA to probe risk of weight gain in kids using antipsychotic drugs

4/28/2010 - The FDA has begun an investigation into whether atypical antipsychotic drugs such as Zyprexa and Seroquel are more likely to produce abnormal weight gain and diabetes in children than in adults. The announcement came after the agency approved both drugs for use in adolescents between the ages of...

Turmeric Reduces Weight Gain, Suppresses Fat

5/26/2009 - In addition to being the seasoning that provides flavor to Indian curries, the yellow-gold spice known as turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been an important part of traditional Asian medicine. Throughout countless centuries, herbalists have prescribed it to treat gastrointestinal problems, lack...

AstraZeneca Suppressed Information about Seroquel Link to Diabetes, Told Sales Reps to Lie

2/27/2009 - Drug maker AstraZeneca, seller of the Seroquel antipsychotic drug, suppressed clinical studies showing its drug significantly increased the risk of diabetes, say internal e-mails. As Bloomberg is reporting today (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aS_.NqzMArG8&refer=home), employee...

Excessive Weight Gain during Pregnancy Leads to Heavier Teenagers

12/30/2008 - Women, of course, gain weight during pregnancy, though some gain more than others. And, according to a study at the Harvard Medical School, these women may not only have heavier babies, but bigger teenagers, too. Using data of almost 12,000 children and teenagers, the study found that those whose...

The Flavor Enhancer MSG Linked to Weight Gain, Obesity

10/9/2008 - For the first time in a scientific study, the use of monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been linked to weight gain in humans. For years, studies have shown that the flavor enhancer, MSG, is associated with weight gain in animals, but this study, by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School...

Zyprexa Warnings over Weight Gain, Blood Sugar Elevation

3/25/2008 - Eli Lilly and Company has announced changes to the labeling of Zyprexa and Symbyax, two brand-name atypical antipsychotics produced and sold by the company. Eli Lilly has updated the labeling to include more warning information on potentially harmful weight gain and blood sugar elevation that may result...

Antipsychotic drugs cause rapid weight gain, abnormal eating behavior

3/5/2007 - Researchers may have discovered why certain antipsychotic medications, such as those used to treat schizophrenia, lead to extreme weight gain. A study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences" suggests that these drugs increase the activity of the enzyme AMPK in the parts of...

Supplementation with Chromium Picolinate Improves Glycemic Control, Attenuates Weight Gain (press release)

10/9/2006 - Results from a new study in patients with type 2 diabetes demonstrate that daily supplementation with 1000 mcg of chromium as chromium picolinate, in combination with a common oral anti-diabetic medication, improves insulin sensitivity and glucose control better than the oral anti-diabetic agent alone....

Weight gain may increase risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women (press release)

9/11/2006 - Weight gain, particularly after menopause, is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women, according to an article in the July 12 issue of JAMA. Background information in the article indicates that weight loss after menopause lowers circulating estrogen hormones in women, and because...

High-Carbohydrate Diet and Weight Gain in Postmenopausal Women (press release)

8/28/2006 - In a clinical trial of over 48,000 post-menopausal women, a low-fat diet that includes increased consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains is not associated with weight gain over an average of 7.5 years, according to a study in the January 4 issue of JAMA. The prevalence of obesity in the...

Sleeping less linked to weight gain (press release)

6/29/2006 - Women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sleep 7 hours, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23rd. The study found...

How iodine accelerates weight loss by supporting the thyroid gland

6/25/2005 - If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn't helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability...

How to (not!) get fat in five easy steps

2/7/2005 - You may think it's strange to find a "How-To" article focusing on five easy steps for adding fat to your body. You might say that we already know how to do that: two thirds of the people in the United States are overweight and one third are considered clinically obese. Obviously we've mastered this...

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