Couples with obesity could take from 55 to 59% longer to conceive than their normal weight counterparts. This is the outcome of a study performed at the National Institute of Health. Many studies up until now have focused on the weight status of the potential mother, but this study looked at the impact of the father’s body composition as well. The study itself included 501 couples from across...Read More
Did you know that being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing 11 different types of cancer? In fact, after not smoking, being a healthy weight is the most important thing people can do to reduce your cancer risk.
As part of the CCH network, you can take advantage of World Cancer Research Fund’s cancer prevention package! – This FREE package will help you to raise awareness of...Read More
New research published in Cell Metabolism has found that a certain melanoma mutation will cause the cancer to grow faster in a high-fat diet. The study was conducted on mice and found that cancers driven by a mutation in BRAF V600E (which is found in 60% of all melanomas) would thrive when the mice were given high-fat diets, alternatively, when they were fed lipid-lowering diets, the growth of...Read More
Researchers from the Mayo clinic have found that two common anti-cancer drugs have caused significant weight loss in mice. This effect was seen even though the mice continued consuming a high-fat diet. Originally, this research was conducted to address obesity’s impact on cancer treatment, however the shift of focus occurred once the weight loss was observed. The two drugs, methotrexate and...Read More
New research suggests that by calculating the ratio of circulating fatty acids, we may be able to predict the outcome of bariatric surgery. The study examined whether the ratios of serum stearic acid/palmitic acid (S/P) would be a reliable marker in predicting diabetes remission and assessing metabolic status. Two independent cohorts were assessed, totalling 413 participants. It was found that...Read More
Researchers from Skidmore College have developed a new ‘protein-paced’ diet (P-CR) that is based on consuming a low number of calories and intermittent fasting. They found that P-CR not only helps weight loss, but also enhances heart health, releases toxins from the body and reduces oxidative stress. P-CR itself involves consuming four to six meals a day, each with 20-25 grams of protein. The...Read More
A new study from Indiana University has found that memory training has only a third of the benefit to older adults with obesity than it does to their normal weight counterparts. The researchers followed cognition over a period of 10 years and compared the trajectories of a sample of adults. They are unsure as to the specific mechanism of this, with one hypothesis being that obesity reduces the...Read More