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Archive for the ‘Weight Gain’ Category

Weight Gain Increases Impulsiveness

New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science suggests that people who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations although they are more thoughtful about their actions. Angelina Sutin, psychological scientist at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examined data from two large-scale longitudinal studies to see how fluctuations in body weight may be related to personality trait changes. The investigators based their analysis on two studies, NIH’s Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) and the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) […]

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Young Men Consume the Most Added Sugars

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that from 2005 to 2010, young U.S. adults  consumed more added sugar than older people. Government researchers also found that although sugary beverages are usually blamed for the increase in sugar consumption among Americans, foods from home were the greater source. Only one-third of the calories consumed from added sugars came from sweetened beverages. The report, which was published in the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, states that the number of calories consumed from added sugar declined with advancing age. People aged 60 and above consumed significantly fewer calories […]

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Why People Crave Evening Snacks

Researchers report that they may have found an explanation on why many people consume more food late in the evening but are less likely to eat breakfast. The study, published recently in the journal Obesity, found that the body’s internal clock, or the circadian system, increases hunger and cravings for high-calorie foods such as starchy, sweet, and salty foods at night. They explain that urge to consume more calories in the evening may have been helpful for early man to store energy to survive in times of food scarcity. However, in current times, late night snacking may result in significant […]

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Clues to a Fat Future

There are a few factors that may suggest that one is likely to become overweight or obese in the future, new studies suggest. One study reported recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism that a breath test may be able to detect the presence of both hydrogen and methane on people’s breath and predict their risk for obesity. Author Ruchi Mathur, M.D., of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, states that these gases represent an imbalance of microorganisms in the gut, which is linked to obesity. Elizabeth DeRobertis, MS, RD, of the Scarsdale Medical Nutrition and Diabetes Center also states […]

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Serious TV Watching May Increase BMI in Teens

Previous studies suggest that the amount of screen time spent by teenagers is associated with body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat). David Bickham, PhD, of Harvard in Boston, and colleagues report in a new study, however, that it may not be the amount of time spent that influences body weight, but rather, the attention they pay to TV watching that may be more significant. The results of the study, which was published in Pediatrics reveal that adolescents who paid the highest levels of attention to watching TV had more than 2 points higher BMIs than those who […]

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