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Too Little Sleep Plus Binging Leads to Weight Gain

A new study reveals that lack of sleep leads to overeating of snacks after dinner, which has more calories than any single meal, thereby leading to weight gain. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Kenneth Wright, director at the University of Colorado, extra sleep per se will not lead to loss of weight and that weight gain and obesity problems are much more complex than that.  Wright and colleagues monitored 16 male and female adults who were young, lean and healthy.  The participants lived for about two weeks at the […]

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How Added Sugar May Contribute to Overeating

Researchers from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut have found why fructose, unlike glucose, can lead people to overeat and gain more weight. Lead author Kathleen A. Page, MD, states that their study may explain why increases in fructose consumption displays a similar trend in the prevalence rates of obesity. The study involved 20 healthy normal-weight adult volunteers who were asked to drink a 75-g beverage of either pure glucose or fructose. The researchers used arterial spin labeling MRI to measure regional blood flow in the various areas of the brain before and after consuming the beverage. They found that […]

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Postmenopausal Weight and Cardiometabolic Risk

Regaining weight after intentional weight loss in overweight postmenopausal women increases their risk for negative long-term cardiometabolic effects, according to researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, led by Daniel Beavers, Ph.D., and Kristen Beavers, Ph.D, was sponsored by the National Institute on Aging  and was recently published online by the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. The study involved 112 obese, postmenopausal women with a mean age of 58 years. They underwent an intentional weight loss program for five months, followed by 12 months with no intervention. The investigators measured their weights and cardiometabolic risk factors before and […]

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A systematic review of 33 controlled clinical trials shows that people may be able to lose weight, reduce their waist circumference, and lower their bad cholesterol levels just by choosing to eat low fat foods. This suggests that they do not even have to do any form of dieting to improve their health. The report comes in response to a need to update World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on total fat intake. The trials reviewed in the new study included more than 73,000 adults and children from Europe, North America and New Zealand, who had varying states of health. The […]

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Sleep Deprivation and Hunger Mechanisms

Studies regarding the effects of sleep deprivation have suggested different mechanisms in how it leads to weight gain. A recent study on the effects of sleep duration on the regulation of food intake reveals that the hormonal mechanisms that govern this process differ between the sexes. In what they consider the largest controlled clinical investigation on the influence of sleep reduction to food intake, principal investigator Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD, FAHA and colleagues evaluated the effects of sleep duration on glucose regulation and hormonal influence on appetite in 27 men and women who were of normal weight and ages 30-45 years. […]

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