How often do you sprinkle pepper on your dish or add peppercorns to your food? If your answer is pretty often, you will be glad to know that black pepper helps ward off obesity. Research shows that piperine – the substance that gives pepper its characteristic taste blocks the formation of fat cells. According to a study published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, piperine has the …
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India, with 41 million obese people, ranks third after the US and China in having the highest number of overweight people in the world, says a study. Together, India and China represent 15 percent of the world's obese population. The 'Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease …
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What if there was an on-off switch that could turn your body into a fat-burning machine whenever you wanted?  Scientists believe that all human bodies might just have one, or more precisely, a protein that serves as the on-off switch. Scientists have identified a molecular pathway that controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into energy-burning beige fat. Researchers led by the School of …
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Hi my name is Neo and I am extremely fat. I am 5’ 10’’ tall and weigh 123 kg and am unable to run because I’ve a metal plate in my leg around my ankle from an old fracture which makes any sort of impact very painful. But I really want to lose weight. Can you please give me some ideas for exercises and diet tips to lose weight? Neo it’s good that you’ve accepted that you’ve a …
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A researcher has said that new findings about the biological links between obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may could also help shed light on the connection between obesity and cancer. In the study, UT Dallas’ Dr. Jung-whan (Jay) Kim and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego found that a protein called HIF-1 alpha plays a key role in the development of insulin …
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Researchers have said that weight loss surgery could also help reduce the risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight. With bariatric surgery, a part of a patient’s stomach is reduced to a small pouch. This pouch is attached directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine to ensure long-term …
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Could you imagine that certain bacteria in your stomach could help you stay slim? Yes, research now proves that heliobacter pylori, which is the cause for stomach ulcers also prevents weight gain.  It is estimated that 50 per cent of the global population may be infected with H pylori; however, only 20 per cent of infected people experience symptoms. (Read: How obesity, satisfaction and where …
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If you are not obese, thank your stomach bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. A new study has discovered a correlation between prevalence rates for H pylori and obesity. Decrease of the H pylori colonisation in recent years could have caused rise in obesity in western world, according to a lead researcher. The H pylori bacteria is the cause of most stomach ulcers but patients treated for the …
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Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that the hormone also acts on other types of cells to control appetite - a discovery that could lead to development of treatments for metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. ‘Until now, the scientific community thought that leptin acts exclusively in neurons to modulate behaviour and body weight,’ said Tamas Horvath, the Jean and …
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Researchers have said that new understanding of the genes involved in taste perception and food preferences could lead to personalised nutrition plans effective not just in weight loss but in avoiding diseases like cancer, depression, and hypertension. Knowing why individuals prefer certain food tastes and being able to personalise health interventions based on them will help people age in a …
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A new study has revealed that one's community plays a key role in determining how satisfied they are in their life. Scientists said that their most interesting finding was that, in US counties where obesity is particularly prevalent, being obese has very little negative effect on one's life satisfaction. Study co-author Philip M. Pendergast, from University of Colorado-Boulder, said that being …
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A study published in the American Journal Of Epidemiology explored the link between obesity and exposure to light. It was found that sleeping with too much light in the room raises the risk of obesity in women. ‘The associations we saw in our study between light exposure at night and obesity are very intriguing,’ said professor Anthony Swerdlow from the Institute of Cancer Research, London. …
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Want to rev up your sex life? It is time to run, jog, join the gym, hit the park or just begin walking to tuck in your tummy as losing even a moderate amount of weight can help improve your sex life. ‘Excess weight is related to poor circulation and dwindling testosterone, both of which can contribute to erectile dysfunction,’ researchers said in a new study. Obese men who lost just five …
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Do you often opt for low-calorie food to shed some extra kilos? This may stun you: New research reveals some low-fat foods actually have more calories than regular food - owing to added sugars. Even low-fat bread can have more calories than regular ones, the research showed. ‘Low-fat foods do appear on average to help reduce calorie intake. However, appropriate food choices may still require …
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