Too much sitting doesn't cause weight gain, says study

The average sitting time in the U.S. is 12 hours per day. You might think that this leads to weight gain, but new research claims this is no...

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How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light

New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for obesity a...

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How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

The phenomenon of 'ischemic preconditioning' helps to explain how an acute bout of exercise can have immediate protective effects ag...

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Kids' movies promote poor diet and stigmatize obesity

An analysis of recent children's movies has found high levels of positive imagery surrounding poor diet, but negativity toward overweigh...

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How to reduce Christmas stress

Christmas is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill, but it's often a source of stress, instead. Here are some tips for a stres...

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A high-fat diet without the weight gain? Study says it's possible

Researchers have discovered that activating the Hedgehog signaling pathway in mice fed a high-fat diet prevented them from gaining weight. ...

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Is this the formula for reversing type 2 diabetes?

A study shows that almost half of those taking part in a weight loss program delivered through primary care reversed their type 2 diabetes i...

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