Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery, according to a Swedish study.
The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come from a study of more than 4,000 obese people treated at 500 surgery departments and health care centers in Sweden.
Between 1987 and 2001, half of those people opted for … full story
A large new European study finds that simply eating a lot of fruits and vegetables may not be enough to stave off the weight gain that often comes with age -- except for people who recently quit smoking.
Researchers found that of nearly 374,000 adults in 10 European countries, who were followed for five years, those who ate the most fruits and vegetables were no less likely to gain weight once other factors -- like calorie intake and exercise habits … full story
Normal weight adults, including those who had lost a lot of weight and kept it off, ate more often than overweight people in a new study looking at factors that may help in preventing weight gain.
Researchers following about 250 people for a year found that overweight individuals ate fewer snacks in addition to meals than people in the normal body weight range, but the overweight still took in more calories and they were less active over the course … full story
Adults referred to the commercial weight loss programme Weight Watchers shed twice as much weight as people who received standard care over a 12-month period, according to a study published Thursday.
In clinical trials, researchers led by Susan Jebb of the UK Medical Research Council assessed 772 overweight and obese adults in Australia, Germany, and Britain.
About half the patients received a year's standard care, while the other half were given … full story
Dietary protein reduces hunger and increases fullness in overweight men during weight loss programmes, a study says.
Diets “containing 18 to 35 percent of daily calorie intake from dietary protein, are associated with reductions in hunger and increased fullness throughout the day and into the evening hours,” said Heather Leidy, study author and professor in nutrition at the University of Missouri.
“In our study, the two groups ate either 25 or … full story
Drinking milk regularly could help you shed weight, finds a recent study.
In a two-year weight loss study, milk drinkers had an advantage over those who skipped the milk, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers led by Danit Shahar from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, found that adults who drank nearly two glasses of milk daily, which provided the highest Vitamin D levels at six months, lost more weight … full story
There are 3,500 calories In one pound of fat. Thus, If you cut back or work off just 3,500 calories, you will lose an entire pound of fat. While It Is possible to cut back on your calorie Intake and Increase your exercise regimen In order to lose pounds quickly, It Is Important to note that doctors recommend that you lose no more than 2 pounds of weight per week In order to ensure that your body properly adjusts to the weight loss.
Here are some … full story
In this fast moving life we do not get much time to spare for physical exercise so in such a situation a healthy and nutritious diet can solve the purpose.
Start your day with lemon juice and honey in lukewarm water; this helps your body to get rid of harmful acids produced by the body.
Choose any one or two from the following options
Egg white omelet (2) + 2 slices of brown bread,
Milk (Skimmed Milk) +Cornflakes/ Oats /Wheat … full story
Here is list of fat burning foods...
Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, guava, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties . Vitamin C dilutes the fat and makes it less effective and helps in releasing the fat from the body.
Nuts and milk are also considered effective fat burners..
Breakfast foods like Oatmeal, skimmed milk and whole grain cereal and even spicy foods containing peppers are considered as foods that … full story
Food-lovers are put on a prehistoric crash diet of raw fruit and vegetables to discover how our bodies have evolved through food. Free BBC cooking and weight loss programme called The Truth About Food. full story
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