Prediabetes: Being a 'night owl' may lead to weight gain

On August 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research has revealed that having a preference for evening activities, going to bed late, and not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain among people with prediabetes. A preference for late-night activities may cause people to gain weight. Prediabetes affects around 84 million people in the United States….

Weight loss breakthrough: Sunlight is key

On January 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Despite our best efforts to remain thin, it seems that during the holiday season, we put on a lot of weight. Why is that? A new study has a surprising answer. How much sunlight we get may influence how much weight we lose, suggests new research. Plenty of us are…

Later meal times can promote weight gain and upset metabolism

On June 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

For the first time, researchers offer experimental evidence that, compared with eating earlier in the day, a pattern of later meal times can promote weight gain and has an unfavorable impact on energy metabolism and hormonal markers that are linked to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. A…

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…

Weight and diet may help predict sleep quality

On June 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Overweight adults spend more of their sleep in REM stage than healthy weight adults do, says Penn Medicine study. The old adage “you are what you eat,” may be better phrased as “your sleep relates to what you eat.” An individual’s body composition and caloric intake can…

Program participation results in long-term weight loss

On May 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that losing even a modest amount of weight can reap significant rewards, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, improved sleep, and fewer aches and pains. But losing weight is difficult and maintaining that loss over years is…

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…

Losing weight with a high-protein diet can help adults sleep better

On March 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research from Purdue University. “Most research looks at the effects of sleep on diet and weight control, and our research flipped that question to ask what are…

Weight loss through diet changes can improve sleep at any body weight, says Penn study

On December 17, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, says a study published by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the journal Sleep. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep…

World-first QUT study links light exposure to weight gain in children

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A world-first study by QUT’s Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colleagues studied 48 children aged three to five from six Brisbane childcare centres over a two week…