Some research exists to suggest that probiotics could help with weight management – but how would that work, and how sound is the research?
In 2006, a seminal study published in the well-respected journal, Nature, showed a clear difference in the gut bacteria of obese people as opposed to their lean counterparts. What’s more, [...]
Vitamin D and Pregnancy
New research has linked levels of body fat in children to the Vitamin D intake of their mothers. Children are more likely to be fatter if their mother had low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy.
The research was conducted by scientists at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit [...]
A new study suggests that green coffee extract may be an effective supplement in aiding weight loss (1). The supplement was linked with substantial weight loss, decreased body fat, and a decrease in blood pressure over the short study period.
The research, published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, followed a group [...]
A new trial has found that calcium and vitamin D may decrease levels of abdominal fat in overweight adults.
Abdominal fat is linked with a higher risk of several diseases, including heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Reducing excess levels of this type of fat is crucial for those wanting to improve their [...]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common female endocrine (hormone secreting glands) condition which is characterised by excessive androgens (mainly the male hormone testosterone) in the blood and anovulation (no ovulation). This leads to underdeveloped ovary follicles which are unable to fully release their eggs, then becoming attached to the ovary edges and [...]
The number of people dignosed with Type 2 diabetes has more than doubled since the 1980s, and this number continues to grow in almost every part of the world.
In a large-scale study published in The Lancet last month, researchers found that rates of diabetes have either risen or at best remained the same [...]
‘Good’ bacteria in the gut may help to control weight, according to a recent study.
Probiotics are bacteria that help to maintain a bacterial balance in the digestive tract by reducing the growth of harmful bacteria. They are an important part of the digestive system, helping to control inflammation and support healthy digestion.
A recent study has found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces feelings of hunger throughout the day (1). Skipping breakfast has been linked with overeating, weight gain and obesity. Those who regularly skip breakfast have 4.5 times the risk of obesity as those who consume breakfast regularly (2).
A recent study [...]
In September I wrote about the importance of eating a high-quality, healthy, nutrient dense diet when attempting to lose weight or restrict calorie intakes. Now a new study (1) has indicated that eating such a nutrient dense diet, rich in vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) may influence hunger and satiety.
The study (1) was set [...]
Previous studies have indicated that low levels of vitamin D in the blood might be linked to increased body fat (adiposity) and/or overweight (1,2). A newly published paper (3) has found that low vitamin D levels were linked to the development of high body fat levels in school-age children.
The researchers of the study (3) [...]