Avoid over-indulging during the holidays
Monday, 29 November 2010 13:17
The holidays can be stressful for anyone trying to lose weight or maintain their weight. For many Americans, gatherings with friends, family, and coworkers during the holidays focus on food. Cakes, cookies, and cocktails abound during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's, meaning your resolve and ability to resist temptation have to be stronger than ever.
To keep from losing ground on your health goals this holiday season, follow these smart eating tips.
Can brain surgery fight obesity?
Monday, 29 November 2010 13:16
A team of neurosurgeons from West Virginia University Health Sciences Center are investigating a new type of surgery that could help people lose weight: a form of brain surgery.
The experimental procedure, known as deep brain stimulation, is designed for obese individuals who have not had success with other weight-loss methods, including bariatric surgery. Doctors use needles to deliver electricity into different parts of the brain that are believed to control feelings of hunger and satisfaction.
Soda contains more fructose than advertised
Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:04
Soda labels often misrepresent the amount of fructose contained in the drink, reveals a new study published in the journal Obesity.
Researchers from the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine purchased 23 different types of soda and sent them to a lab in Massachusetts for analysis. Scientists there used a process known as high-performance liquid chromatography to determine the levels of fructose, glucose, and sucrose in each beverage. Each sample was tested three times.
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