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Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death: Weight loss from weight cycling can reduce diabetes risk in people with obesity

Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Weight cycling, or the constant losing and gaining of weight (usually from diet), leads to adverse health outcomes. By some estimates, 80 percent of people who lose weight will […]

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Long term exposure to honking traffic can make you obese

Research shows that people exposed to the highest levels of traffic noise are at greater risk of being obese. It could be because noise generates stress and affects our sleep. It alters hormone levels and increases blood pressure. The findings suggest that reducing traffic-related noise could also be a way of combating the obesity epidemic. […]

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Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity: New evidence on the damaging effects of noise on health

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a research centre supported by the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation. The study has been published in Environment International. The authors of this study […]

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To ward off fatty liver, breast is best for mom: Study finds fatty liver disease is less likely to occur in mothers who breastfeed for more than six months

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who breastfed a child or children for six months or more are at lower risk for developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) years later during mid-life. With no other current prevention options aside from a healthy lifestyle, they […]