“The Gout”, by James Gillray.
If you've ever had a bout of gout, you'll know it's truly awful. Here's what causes it, and what you can do about it.
‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body.
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The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
Some antipsychotics with the worst side-effects are the best at treating symptoms.
Time limits on eating may help to keep diabetics’ blood glucose in check.
What if you could treat obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure just by limiting when you eat and drink all your calories? New research says it might work.
Fasting exercise could help lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
You've heard the adage, you are what you eat. But a new study suggests that you are 'when' you eat may be more accurate. Restricting eating times can keep chronic diseases at bay and ward off obesity.
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
The physical health of people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is often overshadowed by their mental health issues.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
Time to get up.
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Gaining a better sense of what genes are involved in regulating circadian clocks could put us on a path to find better treatments and therapies to help people adjust to time shifts.
Out of sync.
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Saturated fats are linked to metabolic disorders and heart disease. That may be because thes fats make some cells lose track of time, causing inflammation.
Around 25-30% of obese people have no metabolic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, or significant risk factors.
Some obese people may be able to remain metabolically healthy despite their size because their bodies produce low levels…
An excess of the one of the two amino acids in the artificial sweetener aspartame is a significant concern for people with phenylketonuria.
When you buy a diet coke, or any other consumables containing the artificial sweetener aspartame, you’ll see a warning against consuming the product if you have phenylketonuria, an inherited metabolic…
Overweight children show significantly altered levels of “biomarkers” in their saliva after fasting, new research shows…
Evidence suggests that up to 30% of people who are obese are perfectly healthy.
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No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity in this day and age. Almost every day there are discussions in the media about the risks of carrying excess fat. But research shows the link between…