Reasons Why You Are Gaining Weight

Reasons Why You Are Gaining Weight

Getting fat is not always a welcome sight for many people. There are a number of factors that contribute to your body getting fat. Aside from age, your diet, and lack of physical activity, there are other reasons that may possibly be behind your weight gain. Here are some of them. Excessive Stress               Having a […]

Study Reveals Link Between Diet, Hormones, Metabolism, And Body Clock 

Study Reveals Link Between Diet, Hormones, Metabolism, And Body Clock 

The body is a complicated set of different functions that scientists are still trying to grasp and understand even today. Even the way the body gains weight based on a different set of factors still remains to be a puzzle. But scientists as slowly uncovering the links between weight gain and diet, hormones, and body […]

Scientists Discover Possible Obesity Gene

Scientists Discover Possible Obesity Gene

Obesity has become a growing problem all over the world. Scientists are trying to better understand how it happens, what causes it and the underlying reasons that may lead people down the said path. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a gene that can be a possible cause of obesity. The researchers […]

Fat On Hips, Thighs and Bum Better For Health

Fat On Hips, Thighs and Bum Better For Health

A recent study may just give women something to be delightful about having their full-bodied figure. Researchers at Oxford University have found out that carrying fat on the hips, thighs and the bum in women may actually have certain health benefits as opposed to carrying fat around the waist. The research showed that having a big bottom and thighs may be better than having the fat around the waist. Fat around the waist tend to release more harmful fatty acids into the body. Research sho…

Obesity Risk Factors

Obesity Risk Factors

Obesity is becoming a common problem among more and more people today. It has become a very serious issue because the condition can lead to several health problems for people down the road. Aside from the type of lifestyle that people are accustomed to, there are also other factors that may lead people to gain weight and eventually become obese.GeneticsOne’s genes have been known to be a big factor on how people may gain weight. That is why some people may become obese faster than others. Geneti…

Weight Control Behaviors May Precipitate Obesity

Weight Control Behaviors May Precipitate Obesity

The number of obese adolescents has doubled from 30 years ago. A recent study has found that weight-control behaviors may actually contribute more to weight problems compared to other behaviors. (See: April issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association). The study, conducted by psychologist Eric Stice, PhD., of the University of Texas at Austin and co-authors, found that the 496 adolescents (aged 11-15) who were into radical weigh…

The Cost of Supersizing

The Cost of Supersizing

People seem to be pleased when faced with a choice of having their meals supersized at fast food restaurants. It can be very hard even to resist not choosing the offer of a supersize meal. But although they may seem like a good deal when it come to eating fast food, they may not be as ideal to your health. Supersize meals can be terrible for your health. New studies reveal that supersize meals at fast food restaurants are not that good of a bargain after all, if we are talking about your health …

Personal Cost of Obesity

Personal Cost of Obesity

Obesity is a health problem with various consequences. The costs on your life can go beyond simply the various health conditions that come with it. Obesity can also affect you on a financial level. By putting it simply, obesity can be very costly in monetary terms. Being overweight brings with it some things that may cost you from a financial standpoint. For those who have been overweight and not bothered to do something about it, the cost may come from increased health care spending. As obesity…

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is an option made available for people suffering from extreme obesity. When obesity has become so serious and pose such a threat to the health of a person which cannot be handled effectively by dieting or exercise, weight loss surgery offers an alternative option that may help provide a means to lose a considerable amount of excess weight. This procedure is also known in medical circles as gastric bypass surgery or bariatric surgery. Types of Surgical ProcedureThere are two m…

What Causes Obesity?

What Causes Obesity?

What is obesity?Obesity is a condition wherein the body has accumulated a high proportion of body fat.  Although fat is also important in the body in that it stores fuel for energy as well as provide insulation for the body, too much may also be associated with a number of health conditions. Obesity has been seen as a contributor to the development of certain human ailments such as diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis as well as a number of cardiovascular diseases. Causes of obesityObesity can …