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Obesity Second Only to Smoking as Cause of Premature Death

Overweight and obesity are associated with a significantly increased risk of premature death, particularly among men, with the effect seen across Europe, North America, East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, confirms an individual-participant data meta-analysis. Collating data on almost four million who took part in 189 studies, the researchers found that individuals with a body … Continue reading

February 4, 2018

The Curious Case of Intermittent Fasting

History: Intermittent fasting has gained popularity as recent studies shed light on its role on cellular adaptation, curbing inflammation, optimizing energy metabolism and boosting cellular protection. Research has shown that reducing typical calorie consumption, usually by 30 to 40 percent, extends life span by a third in animal studies.Intermittent fasting comes as a promising alternative to continuous … Continue reading

December 6, 2017