The findings support previous research that has suggested a correlation between chronic stress — of any kind — and weight gain, particularly among women.
Overall, there appeared to be no statistically significant differences in health outcomes — including weight loss — between people who used artificial sweeteners and those who didn’t.
In overall weight, men gained an average of 8.5 pounds and women an average of 6.8 pounds between 1999 and 2016.
Researchers found that the removal of snacks from the checkout lines was associated with an immediate 17 percent drop in the purchase of such items.
The study’s authors conclude that “low-intensity interventions targeting high-risk periods [for weight gain] such as Christmas could be an important contributor to obesity prevention efforts in the population.”
Minnesota dropped in the 2018 rankings for the second time in two years, from sixth to seventh place.
People who had the surgery were 67 percent less likely to die from any cause during the five years after their surgery, the study found.
As an article in Vox points out, we’re not consciously choosing to overeat. Our excess calories often result from social, cultural and commercial interests that have gradually created an environment that encourages gluttony.
The AHA urges parents to limit the recreational screen time of children and teens to no more than one to two hours per day.
The study found that obesity was associated with a higher risk of premature death only when it was accompanied by at least one other metabolic risk factor, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.
These findings cast doubt on the controversial concept of “healthy obesity” — the idea that it’s possible to be fit and healthy even if you’re obese.
Obesity is a major risk factor for a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and certain kinds of cancer.
Low-fat, low carb: both work as long as people concentrate on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods and on cutting back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods.
“Eating slowly may help to increase feelings of satiety before an excessive amount of food is ingested,” the researchers write.
A 2017 study found that people with a normal BMI who carry excess weight around their middle are at greater risk of premature death from any cause than people who are overweight or obese.
More than a third of adults in the United States say they get less than six hours of sleep on most nights.
In 2015, 43.8 percent of Minnesota women who became pregnant were at a healthy weight, compared to 45.5 percent in 2012.
The study found that the consumption of sugary beverages remains high among teens and young adults, as well as among blacks and Hispanics.
Yoga appears to be popular among young women, the study found, but it is much less popular among young men.
In 2014, about 630,000 Americans were diagnosed with one of these weight-related cancers, the report says.