Weight Gain

Range of treatments can lessen heavy periods

Dear Mayo Clinic: After almost a year of having a period that is much heavier than normal, my gynecologist recommended an IUD as treatment. How does this work, and is it safe? I am 38, and I'm done having children, but don't ...

Jul 18, 2016
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US teens less sweet on soft drinks

(HealthDay)—American teens are turning their backs on soft drinks, says a new government survey that shows soda consumption among youth declined by almost a third in just two years.

Jul 07, 2016
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Diabetes drug may also offer vascular protection

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are associated with vascular stiffening and the development of cardiovascular disease. Obese and diabetic premenopausal women are most at risk - even more than men of the same age who have similar ...

Aug 18, 2016
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Diet drinks study to tackle obesity

The University of Liverpool is running the largest ever investigation into artificially sweetened drinks and their effect on weight loss and weight maintenance.

Aug 09, 2016
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Research shows standing desks lower BMI

Most of us have heard that standing desks are good for us, and it makes sense it would also be good for our children. Now, for the first time, there's evidence that this simple change in classroom furniture can slow the increase ...

Aug 23, 2016
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For whom the births (and worms) toll

Human childbirth is not only unpleasant, it's also assumed to take a toll on women's health, even while women have a greater life expectancy. A new study led by UC Santa Barbara researchers, however, finds that indigenous ...

Jul 22, 2016
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Decoding biological asymmetry

Our bodies, our behaviour, but also our brains are anything other than symmetrical. And that seems to be an important factor in the seamless functioning of our thought, speech and motor faculties. Researchers at the Max Planck ...

Jul 12, 2016
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Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.

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