Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies’ brains as early as the second trimester, a new study finds. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the investigation linked high body mass index (BMI), an indicator of obesity, to changes in two brain areas, the prefrontal cortex and anterior insula.
A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which published recently in Clinical Obesity, is the first to break down surgeries by insurance payer type—public versus private insurance—to better understand the economic burden on
You already know that cardio exercise is one common component of weight loss success. But if you’ve been relying on traditional methods like cycling and running recently, you might want to change up your routine and give swimming a try. “Although swimming seems relatively hard and sometimes scary, it’s one of the best cardiovascular workouts
In your teens and 20s, it used to be that you could eat pizza every night for a week without a lot of pushback from your body in the form of extra pounds. In your 40s, not so much. Maybe you’re even eating much better now, but weight is still accumulating. It’s usually not just
If there ever was a multi-use fruit, it’s bananas. You can bake them into bread, throw them on some pancakes, dip them into chocolate, and make them into ice cream. Plus, they’re and easy, portable snack that’s packed full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. But are sweet, filling fruits like bananas good for weight loss?
Setting goals! Rebel Wilson is making 2020 all about accomplishing what she sets out to achieve in her fitness journey. In an Instagram update on Monday, May 25, the 40-year-old Pitch Perfect star shared a photo of herself in a Victoria’s Secret sweatsuit as she softly smiled. Wilson revealed that she is working toward slimming down to
There’s nothing more buzzy than intermittent fasting (IF) when it comes to current weight-loss trends. Tons of celebs tout it as their go-to eating approach to get or stay in shape—including Halle Berry, Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Garner, Stassi Schroeder, and Vanessa Hudgens, to name a few. And the benefits of IF aren’t limited to weight
If you know anything about the keto diet, you understand that the eating style is preeettyyy restrictive, and not the easiest to stick with long-term. Still, fans of the high-fat, low-carb diet tout benefits like weight loss breakthroughs, more energy, clearer skin, and less cravings for sugar. Sounds wonderful, right? Well, a new version of
In order to play the lead role in Joker, Joaquin Phoenix underwent a dramatic transformation, and as a result he looks truly, unsettlingly emaciated in the film. The 44-year-old actor lost a shocking 52 pounds ahead of shooting, and he’s just revealed the drastic methods it took to achieve such significant weight loss. In a
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows. Intermittent fasting—whereby participants limit their energy intake to about 25 per cent of their usual diet (500kcal
Everybody knows someone who lost a lot of weight when they started running. And plenty of people know runners who went the other way, gaining weight during training. So does running help or hurt your weight loss goals? It depends on how you do it. How running helps you lose weight You can lose weight
The basics: I’m Chancie Petty and I’m from East Texas. I’m 29, and I am a full-time fireman’s wife and stay at home mama of three boys. After my lifestyle was negatively impact my relationships, I knew I had to make a change—and I’ve now lost 113 pounds to date. At the end of 2017,
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If the one thing that seems to be missing from your weight loss efforts is the motivation to get started on a plan or to stick with it, you might be surprised at how much control you have when it comes to this seemingly mysterious, fired-up feeling. While motivation seems like it comes and goes
Kate Beckinsale revealed she was asked to lose weight after landing the her breakout role in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor. “It wasn’t great, it didn’t make me feel good, and in general, I think women are body-shamed 100 million percent more than men,” the 46-year-old actress revealed in her Women’s Health cover story, published
Jenna Jameson says she is going back on the keto diet after gaining 20 pounds. She’d previously questioned whether the keto diet was right for her after struggling to maintain her weight. Jenna lost 80 pounds on the keto diet last year. Jenna Jameson floored fans recently when she announced that she had stopped following
The brain mechanism that enables us to maintain a constant body temperature may also be the key to rapid weight loss, a new study finds. In experiments involving mice that were given a calorie-restricted diet, scientists at Scripps Research discovered that blocking a brain receptor that normally regulates body heat resulted in significant weight reductions.
Unless you've never experienced the horror that is hormonal acne or fits of rage around that time of the month, you know that, as a woman, hormones can take quite a toll on you—and that rings especially true once you hit menopause. While, yes, menopause isn't all bad (hi, no more spending money on tampons or remembering
There are hundreds of diets, cleanses, cookbooks and apps out there designed to help you lose weight, but sometimes you just need to hear from people who’ve done it. In a thread on Reddit, people who have been on their own weight loss journey shared the insights they’ve gained through their own experiences, and offered
People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge. The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive