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Bribed To Lose Weight 

Money may not buy happiness, but it sure does help people lose weight. The study of residents of urban areas found that participants who received cash rewards were more likely to lose a few extra pounds. This was in contrast to a weight-loss program with no financial incentives. What Makes Financial Incentives Work? Financial incentives are seen to […]

Obesity, A Neurodevelopment Disorder

Obesity, once fixable with diet and exercise rehabilitation, has now become an epidemic, affecting 2 billion people globally. The United State alone has a long history of obesity (1 in 3 adults are overweight). The question is; is it the accessible junk food, lifestyle, and stress only contributing to obesity or there is more to the story? […]

When Normal Liver Tissue Behaves like Tumor Tissue

Most of us are aware of the damages diets with high-fat content can do to our bodies. Adding more woes, recent research has revealed that high-fat diets can cause normal, non-cancerous liver tissue to act like tumor tissue. The research was carried out on mice exposed to a high-fat diet. After some time, their livers […]

Saturated Fats Might Help Reduce Severity of Pancreatitis

A recent study found evidence that suggests people, who are eating foods with saturated fats, might have fewer symptoms than others if they develop pancreatitis. The researchers have reached this conclusion after comparing the data on patients with pancreatitis and their diets. The Obesity Paradox Medical scientists have been left wondering for many years about […]

25 Years (Only): Time Taken by Diabetes Levels to Triple

Researchers from UCL and the National Center for Social Research have reported that, between 1994 and 2019, the number of adults with diagnosed diabetes tripled. They have analyzed the latest results from the Health Survey from England to reveal the fact. The report analyzes data from over 8.200 adults and 2,000 children who live in […]

All You Need to Know About Lipid-Profile Test

Lipid profile test, also known as the Lipid Panel, is a complete cholesterol test that determines the amount of good and bad cholesterol present in the body. Cholesterol maintains the health of the cells and is an essential component of the human body. The human body requires cholesterol for survival and proper functioning. The amount […]