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Could chemicals in your makeup make you fat?

2016-04-26 10:05

New research hints at a possible link between personal care products that contain phthalates and obesity. What if your soap, nail polish and other products you use every day really were causing your waistline to expand?

The study, conducted by University of Georgia researchers, was carried out in mouse cells that the scientists exposed to the phthalate benzyl butyl phthalate, or BBP.

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Researchers Just Suggested The Best Drug For Weight Loss in Depressed People

2016-04-21 14:43

If you have depression and are also overweight, consider talking with your doctor about adding Wellbutrin to your plan of care.

Past studies have shown that people who are depressed are more likely to be overweight.

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Color coding for weight loss: Which foods get the green light?

2016-03-07 18:53

Could color coding your food be the easiest way to lose weight? If it sounds good, you might be interested in the Thinsulin program that claims to have helped thousands of people with weight loss.

Weight loss that leads to better health is no easy task. There is a plethora of information available that is downright confusing for the average consumer. Should you cut calories?

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Is breathing making some of us fat?

2016-02-19 14:07

It may sound extreme, but there is new evidence that breathing might be contributing to the obesity epidemic. You might be asking how it's possible. Weight gain and obesity could be fueled by air pollution.

Researchers publishing in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) linked obesity in rats to the air the rodents were breathing.

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Obesity, microcephaly and the Zika virus: How serious is the Zika virus?

2016-02-16 00:03

The WHO, CDC and other large health organizations have created official travel warnings for anyone who may be planning to visit South America because of an outbreak of the Zika virus. Although knowledge about the virus is limited, there is a strong warning for those who are pregnant and may become pregnant based on potential health risks for unborn children. The virus has also raised other questions, and researchers are taking a closer look at it. Could the Zika virus also be one of the viral infections that has been linked to obesity? Is the virus responsible for microcephaly in babies?

Viruses and obesity

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High altitudes may lower obesity risk

2015-05-09 23:24

People who live at higher altitudes – at least 1,500 feet above sea level – are less likely to become overweight or obese than people who live at lower altitudes, according to a new study.

The study included more than 9,300 Spanish university graduates divided into three groups based on their homes’ altitude: below 407 feet (low), 407 to 1,496 feet (medium), and above 1,496 feet (hig

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Vitamin D supplements may aid weight loss for deficient individuals

2015-05-08 19:44

People who are overweight or obese and who are vitamin D deficient may be able to lose weight by taking a supplement of the nutrient, according to a new study.

Previous studies have linked obesity to vitamin D deficiency, and research has suggested that people who are overweight may be less able to convert vitamin D into its hormonally active form.

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Mom’s pre-pregnancy obesity linked to ADHD, other problems in children

2015-05-03 22:05

Children of women who were very obese before getting pregnant are at increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that when mothers were severely obese before pregnancy, their children were more likely to have issues such as developmenta

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GERD: Tips and Treatment, Consequences of Untreated Disease

2015-04-16 23:54

An article written by Teresa Tanoos eMaxHealth inspired me to write this article about GERD. It mentions a new option for treating gastro- esophageal reflux disease (GERD) . It is really not a new option, but it was not always widely available due to costs. (Being third tier many insurance platforms). The new option is generic Nexium. The food and drug administration (FDA) has approved the nation's first generic version for the treatment of GERD.

GERD is due to the backup of excessive amount of gastric juices into the esophagus.

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Obese women at increased risk of developing cancer

2015-03-17 15:02

Obese women are over 40 percent more likely to develop certain cancers than women of a healthy weight, according to new estimates from Cancer Research UK.

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. In the United States, more than a third of adults and nearly a fifth of children and adolescents are affected by obesity.

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