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Recalled ‘weight history’ can predict heart failure risk

Recalled ‘weight history’ can predict heart failure risk

Asking older adults how much they weighed in the past can help to predict their risk of heart failure, according to recent research. New research found that asking seniors how much they weighed in their 20s and 40s accurately predicted heart failure risk. Ideally, doctors treating older people would have ready access to accurate weight […]

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Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits

Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits

New research in mice finds that a single workout activates a brain circuit associated with a lower appetite, lower blood sugar levels, and better metabolism. Moreover, this effect lasted for 2 days after the workout. The findings may help improve blood sugar metabolism in people with diabetes. A single workout can offer long-lasting metabolic benefits. […]

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What are the treatments for obesity?

What are the treatments for obesity?

Obesity can happen for a number of reasons, including diet, a sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors, a health condition, or the use of certain medications. A number of treatment options can help people to achieve and maintain a suitable weight. Carrying excess weight can increase the risk of a number of health problems. Losing weight can […]

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How do you lose belly fat?

How do you lose belly fat?

There are many reasons why people gain belly fat, including poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, reducing stress, and making other lifestyle changes can all help people lose unwanted belly fat. Belly fat refers to fat around the abdomen. There are two types of belly fat: Visceral: This fat surrounds […]

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Is it true that ‘healthy obesity’ boosts death risk?

Is it true that ‘healthy obesity’ boosts death risk?

Metabolically healthy obesity — also known as “healthy obesity” — describes obesity not accompanied by metabolic health complications, such as diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol. Is ‘healthy obesity’ tied to a heightened risk of death or not? There are many debates about how “healthy” metabolically healthy obesity actually is, and whether it renders people more […]