Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) are collaborating on a smartphone app aimed at helping users manage their overeating challenges. In addition to tracking stress and eating, SlipBuddy provides personalized interventions through a system built through the integration of behavioral strategies and technologies like machine learning and data mining. The app helps users identify what triggers them to overeat and inserts new stimuli that lead to healthy behaviors.
These findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, have important societal and clinical implications, since they reaffirm the importance of aggressively reducing LDL cholesterol.
A new study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan finds that the 'obesity paradox' is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease.
Commonly prescribed painkillers need to be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation, a new study has revealed.
Hot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease. A new study suggests that hot flashes (especially when accompanied by night sweats) also may increase the risk of developing diabetes. Results are being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Overweight or obese patients who binge eat while trying to lose weight drop half as much as those who don't binge eat or those who do and subsequently stop, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine.
According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, ingesting calorie-containing food is the primary way to calm the activity of a group of neurons responsible for driving an animal to eat. Targeting these neurons could provide a strategy to treat obesity.
Scientists from national academies across Europe are calling for urgent action on food and nutrition in a new rigorous and independent report published today by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council. This thorough analysis has implications for policy-makers working on food, nutrition, health, the environment, climate change, and agriculture.
People who often sunbathe or use tanning beds are more likely to try risky weight-loss methods and have cosmetic surgery, as well as get tattoos and piercings. But while people who seldom tan also may try unsafe diets and cosmetic surgery, they rarely opt for tattoos or piercings, according to a Baylor University study.
The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [Friday Dec. 1].