Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

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Are you having a struggle with weight loss?  Well, now you have someone to blame.  According to a study from the University of Minnesota, mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, fatty foods, and sugary drinks than women without children.  In addition, both parents were less active than those of the same age without children.  The study was not a small one.  There were over 1,500 adults with children younger than five and according to the report which is in the journal Pediatrics, mothers in this study with young children had a diet so poor, they’d have to walk three miles a day to not gain a pound.

 

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Over-Consumption of Junk Food Can Trigger Addiction-Like Responses in the Brain

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Doctors and researchers have suspected this for quite some time, but a study in rats reported in the journal Neuroscience has found that over-consumption of high-calorie food can trigger addiction-like responses in the brain, and that junk food can turn rats into compulsive eaters in a laboratory setting.  When the researchers regularly offered rats a choice of high-calorie foods such as bacon, sausage, cake, and chocolate in addition to their regular food choices, the animals over-consumed calories and gained weight rapidly.  The study gets even more interesting, the team trained their rats to expect painful foot shocks when seeing a light signal.  Although normal rats stop eating even the most delicious junk food when the light comes on, the obese rats used to the high-calorie diet just keep feeding.  The desire for junk food overcame the fear of pain.

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Eating a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

Eating a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

The best diet during pregnancy is one that is actually high in fruits and vegetables. What doctors often suggest you do is you talk to your obstetrician/gynecologist to discuss the best foods during pregnancy, but one of the things that physicians look at, essentially, is trying to get people to have a balanced diet. You don’t want to eat too much or too little, and you want to make sure that you have the proper components of fruits and vegetables. You want to avoid things that are high in fat, in excess. Again, it’s moderation that is the key.

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Be Careful About Liposuction

Be Careful About Liposuction

Liposuction is certainly a treatment that’s effective for trying to get rid of those extra fat pads and problems. But what a lot of people don’t realize about liposuction is that if it’s not done properly, or there isn’t thought for years down the road, you can actually have pockets or holes that appear like big gaps in the skin. You might look good, for instance, when you’re 28, but when you’re 50 you might have that gap there. So, liposuction needs to have the vision of someone who’s looking years down the road.

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Fat and Fit

Fat and Fit

Even if you’re fat, does it help to be fit?’ A new study from Johns Hopkins led by Kerry Stewart, an exercise researcher, seems to answer affirmatively, at least from the perspective of your liver. Overweight folks have unhealthy amounts of fat in the liver, and exercise seems to get rid of much of that, even when overall body weight remains largely unchanged.

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Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

Are you having a struggle with weight loss? Well, now you have someone to blame. According to a study from the University of Minnesota, mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, fatty foods, and sugary drinks than women without children. In addition, both parents were less active than those of the same age without children. The study was not a small one. There were over 1,500 adults with children younger than five and according to the report which is in the journal Pediatrics, mothers in this study with young children had a diet so poor, they’d have to walk three miles a day to not gain a pound.

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Lower Body Fat May Protect Against Disease

Lower Body Fat May Protect Against Disease

Is fat around the thighs and around the backside healthy? It’s an interesting study. It’s in the journal Nature; The International Journal of Obesity, and it was done in the United Kingdom. The review finds that fat around your hind can reduce the harmful effects of inflammation leading to protection against disease. This fat takes longer to build and to break down than upper body fat. The breakdown of abdominal fat releases factors linked to heart disease and diabetes. The authors envision a future where doctors might deliberately increase lower body fat to protect against disease. It’s a little dramatic, but what it really tells us is that certain people are going to have fat in different areas. But if you’re someone who carries a little extra weight in your thighs and buttocks, it may not be that unhealthy.

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