Building Healthy Gut Bacteria: Key To Weight Loss

Building Healthy Gut Bacteria: Key To Weight Loss A study published in Science magazine found that mice without a protein known as toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) in their gut gain excessive weight and develop full-blown diabetes and fatty liver disease when fed a high-fat diet. “The gut is a key player in metabolism, and this […]

Dual Gastric Balloon For Treatment Of Obesity

Dual Gastric Balloon For Treatment Of Obesity FDA has approved a new dual gastric balloon device designed to help adult obese (BMI= 30-40 kg/m2) patients lose weight. ReShape Dual Balloon address a significant gap that exists between diet and exercise on the one hand and weight loss medications and surgery on the other. The US […]

EOSS: Evaluating Need for Surgical Management of Obesity

EOSS: Evaluating Need for Surgical Management of Obesity Dr. Arya Sharma, an obesity expert from the University of Alberta, has developed a new classification system to help doctors assess and treat obese patients. If proven successful, this system would be used in tandem with the BMI measurement to help identify the health differences between people […]

Stomach Volume: A Potential Target In Fighting Obesity

Stomach Volume: A Potential Target In Fighting Obesity According to a recent study, the size of the stomach–and not just the size of the body–appears to affect the feeling of fullness, or satiation, during and after a meal. The findings suggest that factors that control stomach volume, independent of body size, are potential targets in […]

Gastric Banding: Not A Permanent Solution For ?Obesity?

Gastric Banding: Not A Permanent Solution For “Obesity” A Big NO for Teenagers. “Last year, 34 teenagers underwent procedures such as gastric band fitting and stomach stapling on the NHS – up from ten in 2007.” according to spokesman for eating disorder charity (source: dailymail.co.uk). Gastric band surgery involves fitting a band near the top […]

Brown Fat: A Significant Metabolism Booster

Brown Fat: A Significant Metabolism Booster Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat humans and other mammals possess in their body. It is a healthy fat, when fully activated, brown fat generates three hundred times more heat than any other tissue in the body. Just two […]

Opting For Slimline Shopping

Opting For Slimline Shopping Bad planning can be the downfall of many diets, so make sure your fridge and store cupboards are stocked with a variety of healthy ingredients so that you’ll always have the makings of a good nutritious meal or snack. Foods can be divided into five main groups – you need to […]

What Makes Me The Weight I Am?

What Makes Me The Weight I Am? There’s no easy answer to this question. What you weigh — and how easily you lose weight and keep it off — depends on a variety of factors. Some (how much you eat or exercise) are within your control; others (genetics, body type) aren’t. Read on to learn […]

Top 5 Fad Diets To Avoid In 2017

Top 5 Fad Diets To Avoid In 2017 The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has released a list of diets to avoid in 2017 for all those who are in the look out for a magic bullet in order to lose weight, take things on face value and trust anyone when it comes to nutrition, food […]