Nutrition :: Eat less harmful fat, more vegetables, a healthy diet

A preliminary version of the rules for healthful eating flatly tells to cut consumption of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. The draft guidelines also warn not to eat more food than they need, to “be physically active every day,” and to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, to reduce the chance of chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

Obesity :: More weight gain during pregnancy linked to obesity risk

Women who gain more than 35 pounds during pregnancy could be more likely to be overweight 15 years later than those who gain less, new research suggests. A study of 2,342 Swedish women, presented at a European obesity conference, found that mothers who gained less during pregnancy were more successful at losing weight afterward and keeping it off.

Healthy food habits for diabetic kids

Once you have diabetes, you’re on a diet for life. And over time the disease can lead to blindness, limb amputation and kidney damage so severe patients need dialysis. Today’s overweight kids need to be concerned about the same things their parents worry about: things such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. And since children can be cruel to anyone who’s different, they have to worry about that, too. Unfortunately, it hasn’t become politically incorrect to tease fat kids.

Weight loss :: Weight Loss and Exercise improve Life & Liver Disease

For people with chronic liver disease, losing weight and getting more exercise helps their liver function better and improves their quality of life, new research shows. The findings, which are reported in the medical journal Gut, are based on a study of 31 overweight patients with liver disease who completed a 15-month weight loss and exercise program. Eighteen patients had hepatitis C and 13 had other types of chronic liver disease.

Hypertension :: Obesity increases Blood Pressure Risk

A measuring tape seems to be a powerful tool for identifying people at risk of developing high blood pressure, researchers from Brazil report. In a new study, people who were obese based on their waist circumference were most likely to develop high blood pressure during the next few years.

Stress :: Stress may lead Kids to Unhealthy Diets

In a study of 4,320 11-year-olds, researchers from the Cancer Research UK’s Health Behaviour Unit found that stressed-out kids ate more unhealthy food than their less anxious classmates and ate fewer nutritious meals and snacks.

Obesity – more chances of GERD

People who are overweight or obese may be up to six times more likely to have Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) than people who are of normal body weight.

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