Weight Gain

Inside an Olympian's testosterone ordeal (Update)

The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different, so different ...

Aug 15, 2016
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Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesity

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears ...

Sep 13, 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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Is strength training safe for teens?

Dear Mayo Clinic: My daughter is 15 and lifts weights regularly to stay in shape. Lately, she's complained about stretch marks on her legs as a result of weight lifting. She doesn't like how they look, but I'm more concerned ...

Aug 31, 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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Can nicotine protect the aging brain?

Everyone knows that tobacco products are bad for your health, and even the new e-cigarettes may have harmful toxins. However, according to research at Texas A&M, it turns out the nicotine itself—when given independently ...

Sep 20, 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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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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