Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity

On April 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Going to bed later is linked with obesity in people with type 2 diabetes, and the main factor that drives this relationship is eating breakfast later. A new study unveils the link between breakfast and obesity in type 2 diabetes. This was the conclusion of a new study now published…

Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

Study finds link between routines, emotions and weight. Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests. “This study provides more…

Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

On March 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Certain genes are associated with weight gain, making some people more susceptible to obesity. New research finds that for these individuals, abnormal sleep patterns can exacerbate the problem. Poor sleep habits may lead to weight gain for adults with a high genetic obesity risk. The study found that…

Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

On December 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

For the first time, researchers have found genetic links between sleep disturbance and a range of conditions, such as restless legs syndrome, obesity, and schizophrenia. The study identifies genetic links between sleep disturbance and a range of health conditions, including restless legs syndrome, obesity, and schizophrenia. In the…

'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk

On July 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

 Can you read me another story? I’m thirsty. I’m not sleepy.” For parents of young children, these delaying tactics at bedtime will sound familiar. Though negotiating with a preschooler can be an exercise in futility, a new study suggests that preschoolers who go to bed by 8 p.m. have a…

NHS needs to perform more weight loss surgery to curb the obesity epidemic, argue experts

On May 12, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Despite being the most successful treatment for obesity, the availability of bariatric surgery is limited. The NHS should significantly increase rates of weight loss surgery to 50,000 a year, closer to the European average, to bring major health benefits for patients and help reduce healthcare costs in the…

Videogame addiction: Sleep loss, obesity, and cardiovascular risk for some gamers

Some children and youth with high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, Hamilton researchers have found. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, examines the growing global gaming phenomenon and its impact on youth…