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Obesity may lead to poor sleep quality

A growing body of research has shown the link between obesity and sleep loss.  However, it was unclear the “chicken and egg” relationship between the two – does sleep loss result in weight gain, or does weight gain lead to poor sleep quality? A study in PLOS Biology suggested that it is not the sleep loss that leads […]

Jogging and walking are among the best exercises to keep off weight gain

Obesity is a serious public health challenge in modern society leading to many metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.  Extensive researches have shown that obesity results from interactions between lifestyle and a person’s genetics.  Specifically, certain individuals are predisposed to be gain weight due to their “obesity gene.”  To combat obesity, doctors often recommend exercise, but […]

Green tea prevents obesity

For thousands of years, Chinese has turned to green tea for its mix of health benefits.  Modern studies have reported a myriad of healthy benefit from green tea, including everything from protecting sensitive teeth, dampening Alzheimer’s symptoms, repelling bacteria and even preventing heart attacks.  Previous studies have also suggested that green tea can be a factor in obesity through its anti-inflammatory effects on […]

Caffeine may fight obesity by stimulating body’s natural fat-fighting defense

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defense.  The research suggests that caffeine could be used to tackle obesity and diabetes. Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat found in humans and […]

Green tea found to prevent obesity

For thousands of years, Chinese has turned to green tea for its mix of health benefits. Modern studies have reported a myriad of healthy benefit from green tea,including everything from protecting sensitive teeth, dampening Alzheimer’s symptoms, repelling bacteria and even preventing heart attacks.  Previous studies have also suggested that green tea can be a factor in obesity through its anti-inflammatory effects on […]