Tag - obesity

4 ways to get kids to eat healthy

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and it is never too early for parents to start thinking about nutrition essentials for kids. Involving children in the meal prepping as well as creating an environment in the home where healthy living is encouraged, is a good way to get...

Scientists explore more about how sugary drinks make us fat

These hot summer days may tempt some of us to reach for a cold sugary drink, but scientists are finding increasing evidence that if we reach too often, we are setting ourselves up for rapid weight gain. In fact, even more so than sugar-laden foods, scientists have evidence that sugary drinks can...

Protein hampers the positive power of brown and beige fat

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to also diminish the energy burning power of brown fat, scientists report. Their studies of the protein Id1 also show high levels reduce conversion of unhealthy white fat to a more energy burning beige. Their...

Vibration exercise is your new favorite workout

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have found a new way to help people lose weight through whole-body vibrations. Dr. Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, biomedical engineer in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, is one of the researchers that found a daily dose of whole body vibration...

The Guardian: Obesity alters brain structure and function

Researchers are beginning to find puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia, according to a new article in The Guardian that included research by Dr. Alexis M. Stranahan, neuroscientist in the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia...

Forbes: Can Secondhand Smoke Lead to Weight Gain?

Exposure to second-hand smoke is associated with a larger waist and poorer cognition in children, Augusta University researchers say. “The take-home message is that for these children, smoke exposure was connected to two major adverse health outcomes, one above the neck and one below the...

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