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...]

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...]

15 minute walk can help chocolate cravings

Finding it hard to give up chocolate? Try walking. Research has shown that walking just fifteen minutes at a time can reduce chocolate cravings. Following three days without chocolate, 25 regular chocolate eaters were asked to either complete a 15-minute brisk walk or rest. They then engaged in tasks that would normally induce chocolate … [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...]

An hour of exercise 5 times a week needed for weight loss

A new study has found that Women who want to lose weight and keep it off need to exercise for almost an hour, five days a week. Researchers found that a 55-minute regime was the minimum needed to keep up a 10percent drop in weight. Only a quarter of the 200 women involved in the study managed to lose this amount. Research suggests a … [Read more...]

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