Stress can cause more overweight

A new study published in the January issue of the American Dietetic Association found that those people who experienced the most stress or ate in response to emotional triggers tended to be the most overweight. The researchers wanted to know what other factors are important for a weight loss program to be truly effective. A lack of coping skills also was linked to more binge eating.

Vitamin C reduces the risk of stroke

A large European-based study suggests that increased blood levels of vitamin may reduce the risk of stroke by 42 per cent. The study showed that the increased levels of the vitamin, associated with increased intake of fruit and vegetables, offered significant cardiovascular benefits.

Obesity as the leading cause of liver disease

The doctors at King's College Hospital in south London, one of the UK's leading liver transplant centres warn that obesity has now overtaken alcohol as the number one cause of liver disease in Europe and North America. They say that the rise in obesity means the problem will get even worse in years to come.

Lack of vitamin D increases risk of heart disease

The Framingham Heart Study reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association stated that lack of vitamin D may increase risk of cardiovascular disease. The higher risk associated with vitamin D deficiency was particularly evident among individuals with high blood pressure.

The Hearts of People on Low Calorie Diets Stay Young

According to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, eating a low-calorie, nutritionally balanced diet helps slow cardiac aging. The study that appears in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology states that the hearts of the people on the low-calorie diet were able to relax between beats in a way similar to the hearts of people 15 years younger.

Eating Breakfast in the Morning Helps Keep Weight Down

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, a breakfast that includes a bowl of cereal seems to help girls stay leaner than those who eat other foods for breakfast or skip breakfast altogether. The girls who ate cereal at least three mornings a week had a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or lower, which is within the normal range. Girls who never ate cereal had an average BMI of 27, which is considered overweight. For those who skipped breakfast, the rate of being overweight was even higher.

Exercise protects against Parkinson's

The studies of scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh and University of Southern California suggest physical activity might help protect neurons in the brain from the ongoing damage of Parkinson's.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

According to American Dietetic Association, current research indicates that high fructose corn syrup is a major source of excess calories. However, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that high fructose corn syrup promotes deposition of body fat or greater food intake. However, reducing intake of high fructose corn syrup can help individuals reduce their calorie intake which results in improved weight management.