Saturday, March 17, 2018

Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the 'obesity paradox'

The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the 'obesity paradox', has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people. The research shows that the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, increases as body mass index (BMI) increases beyond a BMI of 22-23 kg/m2.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Friday, March 16, 2018

Virtual coaches, fitness trackers help patients stay fit after cardiac rehab

A 12-week mobile health, or mHealth, program not only kept cardiac rehab patients from losing ground, it appeared to help them maintain and even gain fitness.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Artificial sweetener could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease

In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Smokers at greater risk of hearing loss

Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over eight years.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Molecule that gives energy-burning brown fat its identity could lead to drugs for obesity

A protein found in brown fat, but not typical white fat, is key to how the energy-burning brown fat cells function.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity

An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear. Specialists stress that diet and treatment by a dentist are key to avoid the problems originated by dentin exposure.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Monday, March 12, 2018