Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weight Loss Cuts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

In a study of 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to 24 months, those who sustained a 10 percent or more loss of their body weight for two years reduced their total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol, HDL “good” cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin , glucose and inflammation markers. Women who had the highest levels of risk at the start of the study benefitted the most from modest weight loss. “It is challenging to lose weight, but if women commit to losing 10 percent of their body weight and sustain that over time, it can have a large impact on overall risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes ,” Cynthia A. Thomson from the University of Arizona Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion in Tucson , said. Thomson said their study revealed the need for healthcare providers to provide women with longer-term support for weight control.
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Weight Loss Ward

If we don’t do something now I don’t think we will have an opportunity to do anything because she probably will be dead. Doreen has an obesity related illness called sleep apnoea which stops her breathing in her sleep. This must be treated with a special machine before she can be considered for surgery – and taken onto the ward for a controlled diet. But before she goes into hospital, shes making the most of her freedom to consume. She says: I love Liquorice Allsorts but these are mint flavoured so it gives you a little bit more for your money. Its just like a Tardis taking me back in time.
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The Biggest Weight-Loss News of 2013

From finding the best time to eat a big meal http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html to finding yet another reason to chow down on chocolate, here are the most interesting weight-loss news stories of the year! 1. More Sleep Decreases Junk-Food Cravings We’ve been learning more and more about just how important sleep is for our waistlines; this year, researchers showed that lack of sleep can actually change how we respond to junk food. When sleep-deprived participants were shown photos of fatty foods like pizza and doughnuts, the reward centers in their brains lit up much more than those who had gotten enough sleep – proving that when you’re sleep deprived, you’re more likely to make less-than-optimal diet choices than when you’re well rested. 2. Dark Chocolate Blocks Fat Last year, it was red wine , and this year it’s even more good news: a new study found that dark-chocolate eaters who ate more calories than non dark chocolate eaters still had lower BMIs. The study suggests that an antioxidant found in dark chocolate, epicatechin, may block your body’s absorption of fats and sugars .
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Melatonin May Aid Weight Loss

A regular routine of sufficient, high-quality sleep can make a real difference in the ability to maintain a healthy weight, and can help to reduce the risks of serious health problems , including Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders. New research indicates that the sleep hormone melatonin may encourage weight loss, by increasing the presence of a particular kind of fat that actually helps burn energy. This may sound surprising, that the presence of fat in the body leads to weight-loss inducing fat burning. In recent years scientists have identified specific types of fat that burn energy rather than storing it, as regular fat cells do. One of these types of fat is a so-called ” beige fat ,” which is found near the collarbone and along the spine in adult humans. (Another recently identified fat in adults is “brown fat,” which also burns energy.) Stimulating the presence of energy-burning body fats has been identified as a prospective treatment for obesity, as well Type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers from Spain and Texas has found that melatonin increases the presence of beige fat in rats given a six-week regimen of orally-delivered melatonin.
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