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Will sunlight help you to lose weight?

Bright morning light is associated with weight loss, according to a new study. People who had most exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New obesity related gene discovered

Scientists have discovered a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome. This is the latest "genetic" link to obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Parents underestimate the size of their youngest child

Most parents underestimate the size of their youngest child, often by several inches, according to a new study. This tends to become apparent when a second child is born.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: How much is too much? The weight debate continues

When it comes to the "fat" issue, it's difficult to distinguish whether it's just a health concern or an actual case of discrimination. Research has only one stand, though: You can't be fat and healthy at the same time.
In the Media by Anna Johansson - 1 comment

Why do ex-smokers gain weight?

One reason why ex-smokers gain weight is because they eat more. However, weight gain is not necessarily due to an increased calorie intake, it also relates to a change in the composition of the intestinal microorganisms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Weight Watchers now offers accessible solutions

Chicago - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its ongoing initiative to make its websites, mobile applications and print information more accessible.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Is the Body Mass Index ethnically biased?

The U.K. government has questioned whether its own one-size-fits-all approach to the recommendations for ‘health,’ Body Mass Index, is ethnically biased.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Can a gut bacterium curb obesity?

A certain bacterium has been found in high numbers in the guts of people who are not over weight and in lower numbers in people who are. The bacterium appears to have a role in preventing certain types of obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Can the fat burning 'toggle switch' be found?

Several scientific inquiries have sought to find a way to convert undesirable white fat cells into brown fat cells as a means of stimulating weight loss. Some new research may have found the answer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Possible probiotic treatment for premature babies

Scientists have put forward the idea that chemicals secreted by ‘good bacteria’, which typically live in the intestines of babies, could reduce the frequency and severity of diseases of premature infants.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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