It’s Official – Eating Too Fast Affects Your Waistline!

New research reveals that eating a lot of food quickly curbs the release of certain gut hormones that make us feel full. As a result the message doesn't get through and we are likely to carry on eating leading to weight gain. Earlier studies have revealed that it takes 12 minutes for satiety signals to reach the brain in lean individuals and as … [Read more...]

High Sugar Diet Causes Changes in Gut Bacteria Increasing Risk Of Obesity

A growing body of evidence is showing that bacteria in the gut play a big role in weight management. Recent research has now shown that the consumption of large amounts of sugar in the diet can alter the composition of the bacteria making weight gain more likely. 90% of bacteria in the gut fall into two main categories - bateroidetes and … [Read more...]

Green Tea Shown To Help Psychological Stress

In a recent study involving 42000 individuals, green tea was shown to improve the symptoms of psychological stress. Green tea has also shown benefits in other studies for weight loss, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers and oral health … [Read more...]

Omega 3 Fats May Be Helpful for Weight Loss

A recent study in the Journal of Nutrition revealed that those individuals with the highest levels of omega 3 in their blood had the lowest BMIs, the smallest waists and the smallest hip circumferances. Omega 3 therefore may be an important nutrient in the battle against obesity. Omega 3 is found predominantly in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, … [Read more...]

Are Stressed Animals Making Us Fat?

It has long been known that there is a strong link between chronic stress and obesity, but recent research has indicated that in addition to the stresses and strains of our own lives, the stress of the animals, fish and possibly the plants that we eat may also be contributing to our excess weigh - a concept called xenohormesis. Increasing pressures … [Read more...]

Is Weight really a reliable indicator of health?

Some recent medical research is showing that weight may not be such an important indicator of health as has been previously thought. Last week a report in The Archives of Internal Medicine compared weight and cardiovascular risk factors among a representative sample of more than 5,400 adults. Half of the overweight people and one-third of obese … [Read more...]

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