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These Antidepressants Are More Likely to Cause Weight Gain antiddepressants weight gain Jul 13, 2024

Summary:  Antidepressant use is more likely to cause weight gain. However, some antidepressants, like bupropion, may rather promote weight loss. Further, one of the latest studies shows that in the short run, escitalopram, paroxetine, and duloxetine are more likely to cause weight gain....

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World's Most Popular Weight Loss Drugs Ozempic & Wegovy Associated with Condition Causing Vision Loss obesity weight loss weight loss drugs Jul 13, 2024

Summary: Semaglutide, Ozempic, or Wegovy is one of the most effective and popular weight-loss drugs. It is generally quite safe. However, a new study shows that its prolonged use may be associated with an increased risk of vision loss due to a rare condition called nonarteritic anterior ischemic...

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Countering Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence heart health obesity Jul 11, 2024

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

The US is the most obese nation in the world. Obesity is not just about increased heart disease or diabetes risk. It increases the risk of almost every known disease, including cancers and even infections. High obesity rates are the...

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This is How Unhealthy Your Supermarket Bread Actually Is brain health obesity Jul 10, 2024

Summary: In developed nations, people get most of their calories from ultra-processed foods. These foods are known to increase the risk of many chronic health conditions. However, experts warn that not all foods sold in supermarkets are bad, especially considering that many foods play an...

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Keto Diet Can Boost Memory in Older Adults brain health diet Jul 08, 2024

Summary: A new study in lab mice shows that the keto diet may help prevent age-related memory decline in many ways. It appears to boost the production of certain proteins, including BDNF, thus promoting brain rewiring and increased connectivity between the brain cells, resulting in better memory....

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Plant-Based Ultra-Processed Foods Associated with Higher Heart Disease Risk heart heart health ultra-processed foods Jun 21, 2024

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A diet dominated by plant-based foods is known to be a healthier option. However, researchers warn people against automatically assuming that all kinds of plant-based diets are healthier. A new study shows that ultra-processed foods can significantly increase heart disease risk.

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High-Intensity Exercise Leads to Weight Gain Summary dietary weight loss Jun 20, 2024

Summary: Exercise is good for weight loss. However, high-intensity exercise may be counterproductive. This is because very high-intensity exercise may result in circadian rhythm disturbances and increased stress hormone levels, leading to a subsequent reduction in physical activity levels and a...

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Ultra-Processed Foods No Less Addictive Than Cigarettes foods ultra-processed foods Jun 08, 2024

Summary: A new study using one of the validated tools, the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), found that certain ultra-processed foods can be as addictive as cigarettes and alcohol, raising further concerns regarding the widespread consumption of ultra-processed foods.

Science has long known that...

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A Decade-Long Obesity Increases Heart Attack & Stroke Risk in Young Adults heart obesity Jun 07, 2024

Conditions like heart attack and stroke are becoming more common in young adults than they used to be. Thus, there is a need to understand what is causing this increase in risk.

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke in just any age group. However, what is unclear is...

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Metabolic Disorders Significantly Increase Osteoarthritis Risk bone health metabolic disorders metabolic health osteoarthritis May 30, 2024

Osteoarthritis is a joint disorder, a disease of wear and tear. Traditionally, its risk has been associated with aging. However, science has also known that its risk is higher in obese individuals or those living with diabetes. 

However, it now appears that there is a stronger association...

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Microplastics Are Found in Every Human Testicles, And Not Just surroundings health human microplastics May 29, 2024

There has been rising concern regarding the widespread pollution of seas and oceans,  various water bodies, and foods by microplastics. These tiny bits of plastic seem to be everywhere. It now appears that the situation is graver than imagined. Every new report suggests that things are far...

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Wegovy's Four-Year Weight Loss Efficacy Surpasses Initial Projections diet weight loss May 23, 2024

Semaglutide, Ozempic, or Wegovy has been the most successful weight loss drug. It is also incredibly safe for prolonged use. However, there has been concern that many might regain weight on drug discontinuation. However, the study shows that weight loss due to Wegovy use is sustainable for at...

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