A fascinating, lay article in the Huffington Post, with the catchy title, “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong“, attempts to offer readers a simple, and emotionally moving, synopsis of obesity science. It is heartbreaking at times as interviewees often express lifelong feelings of pain and shame, and society and the medical community don’t help.
Good news: performing physical activity reduces your appetite – for hormonal if not psychological reasons – at least for 9 hours. So it’s worth noting that you might want to engage in activity prior to dinner – like after work – so as to minimize the total calories you consume shortly before bedtime. It may
An article in the Washington Post, “Why Diets Don’t Actually Work, According to a Researcher Who Has Studied Them for Decades” (May 4, 2015), has excited the air- and ether-waves, especially among those organizations – and trainers – who promote weight loss diets. It’s no wonder: the researcher, Dr. Traci Mann, U of Minnesota, claims
Two articles bring to the forefront, again, what research is homing in on: that inflammation wreaks havoc beyond swelling, redness, and pain. The first, on how inflammation contributes to diabetes – and, by the way, how diabetes feeds into inflammation – comes from Health News Canal: Here we learn of an apparent linkage of body
Here’s some intriguing new research that shows a kid’s hormones at birth may lead to higher risk of obesity when they get older. One of the latest – say, over a decade now – areas of research into obesity is to look at the role of hormones associated with appetite and hunger. Leptin, a brain
Much has been written about dieting, exercising, or combining the two for effective weight loss. Many a book, and many an author, have pretended to know the answer for the vast majority of those carrying excess weight. While some of these sources have gained wt in the process – made tons of moolah – few