Common tactics for health promotion at work may be detrimental to employees with obesity

Workplace health promotion programs that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own weight may have detrimental effects for employees with obesity, reveals a new study. These range from feeling increasingly responsible for their weight but perceiving they have less control over it, to increased workplace weight stigma and discrimination. Ironically, these effects could even lead to increased obesity and […]

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Obesity helps the body fight cancer

Obesity has repeatedly declared science major circumstance provoking the development of cancer. However, scientists from the University of California in Davis have discovered a paradoxical benefit of obesity: found out that it helps the body fight cancer. Scientists said: the fat may reduce the effect of factors that suppress the immune system, and accelerate the growth of cancerous tumors. According […]

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Scientists shine new light on link between obesity and cancer

Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body’s immune surveillance systems—led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells—stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat. Additionally, it outlines possible paths to new treatment strategies that would see “fat-clogged” Natural Killer cells molecularly re-programmed and […]

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To lose weight hampered by the lack of long-term group support

Foreign scientists named constraint to drop excess weight and presented methods to overcome it. As shown by recent studies, regardless of proper diet and intensity of physical activity, often after a short time the pounds still come back, because of the lack of long-term group support. In order to strengthen a person’s struggling with overweight, in his endeavour to achieve […]

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Too much screen time puts children at risk of sight damage and cancer

Children spending hours a day in front of screens are at risk of ‘short-sightedness, obesity and CANCER’ World Cancer Research Fund analysed 80 studies of more than 200,000 people Experts say screen time is on par with sugary drinks as a cause of obesity And the number of children becoming short-sighted has doubled in 50 years  Spending too much time […]

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How diet impact health and well-being

From the standpoint of heart health, the Tsimane are a model group. A population indigenous to the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane demonstrate next to no heart disease. They have minimal hypertension, low prevalence of obesity and and their cholesterol levels are relatively healthy. And those factors don’t seem to change with age. Also minimal is the incidence of Type-2 diabetes. […]

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Immigration to the United States changes a person’s microbiome

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness have new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person’s arrival in the United States. The study of communities migrating from Southeast Asia to the U.S., published November 1 in the journal Cell, could provide insight into […]

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Antibiotics cause obesity in young children

Treatment of children younger than two years of antibiotics increases the risk of subsequent development of obesity. The longer the kids are taking these medications, the higher the risk of excess weight. Receiving antibiotics kids subsequently significantly more likely to experience obesity, as shown by a large-scale study involving more than 300 thousand children. It was found that if children […]

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