Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

How does postoperative behavioral therapy influence weight-loss surgery? – Medical News Bulletin

A study was conducted in the U.S. to evaluate the feasibility of postoperative behavioral therapy in patients who had undergone weight-loss surgeries. Weight loss surgery is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative behaviours and psychosocial challenges, like binge eating, mood changes, depression, substance use problems, marital discord or other life stressors can affect the long-term…

Is there a dietary risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers attempted to determine if there is a dietary risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is caused or exacerbated by several factors, including diet, genetics, and the environment. A diet high in refined sugars and fat – also referred to as…

Can healthy sleep sustain weight loss after bariatric surgery? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers completed an exploratory study to determine whether healthy sleep improved weight loss after bariatric surgery. With obesity at epidemic proportions, weight loss can seem an unachievable goal for some people. One treatment option for weight loss is bariatric surgery, however, up to 25% of patients are not able to maintain their initial weight loss….

Do you have enough free time to exercise? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent survey on 32,000 participants aged 15 years and over, suggests that lack of free time is not a reason for low physical activity among the American population. The benefits of being physically active are widely known, however, only about 53% of the population meet the current recommendations of 150 minutes per week of…

What is the link between obesity and tooth wear? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study investigates the link between obesity-related diet choices and tooth wear. Tooth wear is the loss of enamel over time that is not related to mouth trauma or tooth decay and results in tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and indentations on the teeth.  It is often caused by erosion from consuming an overabundance of acidic…

Too much physical activity may negatively affect an athlete’s performance – Medical News Bulletin

  Overtraining syndrome typically occurs in top athletes that excessively exercise. The condition is associated with major fatigue, depressive symptoms including apathy, irritation and restlessness, and reduced athletic performance. If left unaddressed, these athletes may be tempted to use and rely on illegal substances, which can help restore their performance. It is important, therefore, that…

Oral microbiota may be related to obesity – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examine oral microbiota and its possible link to child and adolescent obesity. Worldwide, obesity remains a major health issue, with rates of obesity on the rise in both adults and children. Obesity can be influenced by genetics; however, environmental, social, and psychological factors play a large role. Previous research has shown distinctions in taste…

What’s causing increasing obesity rates in the United States? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines increasing obesity rates in the United States despite the decline in national sugar consumption. Obesity rates are still on the rise despite public health initiatives. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 40% of United States citizens are obese. This presents a major threat to public…

Is fat mass index a good indicator of cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients? – Medical News Bulletin

A large data analysis evaluated fat mass index and lean body mass index as indicators of cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients. Obesity is an important risk factor for several health problems, including heart disease. It is important to have an accurate method of measuring obesity, both in order to study its effects on populations and…

Can blueberries improve aging and health? – Medical News Bulletin

A series of research studies report on the effects of blueberries on age-related health. Blueberries contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; characteristics that are strongly linked with healthy aging. Previous studies conducted on rodents have identified that blueberries offer several health benefits for those facing age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and blood…