Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. For years, people have been told that...
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A Healthy Diet Could Leave You ‘Fit and Fat’

A Healthy Diet Could Leave You ‘Fit and Fat’

A healthy diet could protect you from the negative effects of obesity, even if you’re already overweight. A lack of inflammation may explain why some obese people appear to be “fit and fat,” according to a new study published in the...
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Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes

Obese drivers are up to 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash than normal-weight drivers, a new study finds. Car designers may need to take heavier drivers into consideration to keep them safer, the researchers said. “This study highlights...
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Wanting to Be Thin Can Be Driven by Genetics

Wanting to Be Thin Can Be Driven by Genetics

A size-zero model in a magazine or an airbrushed actress on a movie poster can look like the most beautiful person in the world. Idealizing that model can lead to eating disorder symptoms shared by millions of men and women. Yet, only...
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Can Thinner Mean Sicker? Obesity Paradox

Can Thinner Mean Sicker? Obesity Paradox

High body fat and high lean mass index were independently associated with reduced mortality at 3 years. The observation that obesity may aid survival in patients with some chronic diseases — the obesity paradox — cannot be explained away by...
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It’s Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy

It’s Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy

Some obese peoplehave no greater risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal-weight people, a new study suggests. Moreover, for patients with heart disease, being obese may actually reduce the risk of death, a phenomenon called the “obesity par...
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