Several reasons why whole grains are healthy img

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of inflammation in their bodies decreases. These are some of the findings of a large Danish study headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark…

Talking about dental health with children and parents – about what is healthy and unhealthy for your teeth – can be one way to prevent children from developing overweight. This is suggested in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy on children’s diet, BMI and well-being. Source: Sahlgrenska Academy | Read More

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to new research. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, study suggests img

“Our results underscore the importance of attaining a healthy body weight before pregnancy,” said the study’s lead author, Cuilin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “They also suggest that clinicians should carefully monitor the pregnancies…

Changes to diet, physical activity, behaviour may reduce obesity in children, adolescents img

Making changes to diet, physical activity and behavior may reduce obesity in children and adolescents, suggests a new report. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Colon Polyps

Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing. Now researchers have studied nearly 3000 patients undergoing routine physicals over a 6-year period, and found a link between weight and colon polyps. Source: Science Daily | Read More

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