Health News - Fitness/Obesity

Supplement may help burn fat long after exercise
Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT)?
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of exercise that combines short bursts of intense activity with periods of rest. Learn about the potential benefits here. (Medical News Today)

5 healthful living factors extend disease-free life
A new study concludes that a combination of five healthful living factors can extend the number of years an individual remains disease-free. (Medical News Today)

Weight loss surgery reduces skin cancer risk
Although obesity is a known risk factor for some cancers, its relationship with skin cancer has been harder to pin down. A recent study takes a fresh look. (Medical News Today)

A guide to 16:8 intermittent fasting
The 16:8 intermittent fasting diet involves consuming all food for the day during an 8-hour window and then fasting for the remaining 16 hours. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Vegan fast food: 33 plant-based options
With interest in veganism on the rise, there are now more plant-based food options available in fast food restaurants than ever before. Learn about 33 of them here. (Medical News Today)

Why caffeine may limit weight gain
After observing the effect in rats, scientists propose that consuming caffeine can limit weight gain and other adverse effects of a pro-obesity diet. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it
Breakthrough research shows that type 2 diabetes occurs when fat from the liver overspills into the pancreas and confirms that weight loss can reverse it. (Medical News Today)

New Year's resolutions: How to boost success rates
In this special feature, we ask whether New Year's resolutions work and look at some science-backed ways to improve the chances of success. (Medical News Today)

How to stay healthy on Christmas Day
Christmas Day tends to be indulgent. In this feature, we will help you find ways to enjoy yourself without being left feeling too unhealthful. (Medical News Today)

Why is it so difficult to say no to that piece of cake?
New research in rats identifies a brain circuit that may explain impulsive eating. The findings may eventually help those who are finding it hard to diet. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk
New research suggests that it may only be obesity, not a poor diet or lack of physical activity, that contributes to dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

What to know about alcohol and the keto diet
The keto diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate eating plan. Although alcohol does contain carbohydrates, it can be part of a keto diet. This article looks at the best and worst drinks for people following a keto diet. (Medical News Today)

Belly fat may reduce mental agility from midlife onward
As middle-aged people age, having more body fat and less muscle may affect their fluid intelligence, says a new study that implicates the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Weight gain during period: What to know
Some people may experience perceived or actual weight gain around the time of their period. Read on to find out why and how to prevent weight gain during a period. (Medical News Today)

New food labeling system may reduce calorie intake
If a food label told you that you would need to run for 25 minutes to burn off the product's calories, would it put you off? A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips
Keto diets are high in fat and protein. Read on for a week-long keto meal plan, information on the best foods to eat, and some diet tips. (Medical News Today)

Can peanut butter affect weight gain?
Peanut butter is high in protein and high in fat, but will it make you gain weight? Read this article to learn how peanut butter affects your weight. (Medical News Today)

What to know about becoming a vegetarian
People choose to become vegetarian for many different reasons, but there are a few things to consider before starting a vegetarian diet. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity
New research in hibernating mammals reveals that noncoding DNA may play a role in mechanisms related to obesity control in humans and other animals. (Medical News Today)

Tips for healing a sprained ankle fast
An ankle sprain is an injury to ligaments in the ankle. Read on to learn about first aid and long-term methods of supporting recovery. (Medical News Today)

What to know about muscle soreness
Muscle soreness after exercise can be uncomfortable and disrupt a person’s fitness routine. Read on for why sore muscles happen plus some treatments and research into their effectiveness. (Medical News Today)

6 home remedies for obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a common condition. Without treatment, it can lead to more serious health issues. Here, learn about the causes of sleep apnea and six home remedies for it. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about the Noom diet
The Noom diet, named after the phone app it is available through, is a personalized weight loss plan. This article provides information on the efficacy of the Noom diet and its potential risks. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of aerobic exercise?
Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many health conditions. National guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Here, learn more about the benefits of aerobic exercise on the body and brain. (Medical News Today)

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