(CNN)Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze -- such as from a television or bright nightlight -- has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity. Specifically, sleeping with a television or light on in the room was positively associated with gaining five kilograms, or 11 pounds, over a five-year period among women in a new study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says "There was a 17% chance of gaining the five kilograms -- after we adjusted for confounding factors," said Dale Sandler, a senior investigator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina and senior author of the study. In addition, there was a 22% chance of becoming overweight and a 33% chance of becoming obese, she added. Obesity means having too much body fat and overweight means weighing too much, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Both overweight and … [Read more...] about Sleeping with lights on tied to weight gain in new study
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A recent millennial-targeted advertising campaign for diet soda features actress Gillian Jacobs (who played Brita on the TV comedy “Community”) explaining that a certain zero-calorie drink makes her feel good, and suggests viewers adopt her point of view: “Life is short ... just do you.” These days, celebrity advertisements, including less-than-subtle product placements in G- and PG-rated movies, have fueled the myth that sugar-free, no-calorie sodas can help you avoid weight gain. But research published in the journal Pediatric Obesity suggests that these artificially sweetened beverages aren't helping young people take in fewer calories or less added sugar. In fact, the study finds that young people in the U.S. who regularly drink artificially sweetened beverages consume 200 calories more per day, as well as more added sugar, than those who stick with water. And if they drink both artificially sweetened beverages and sugary drinks, they're packing in 450 more … [Read more...] about Diet Drinks Won’t Prevent Weight Gain
How to Naturally Eliminate the Side Effects of the Mirena IUD, Such as Bleeding & Weight Gain, and Overcome the Mirena Crash WHAT IS MIRENA? Manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Mirena is a small flexible, T-shaped plastic IUD device. This device is placed in the uterus where it slowly releases the synthetic female hormone levonorgestrel, a progestin birth control hormone that has been proven effective 99% of the time in controlling pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, and in 2009, the FDA expanded Mirena’s approval to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women already using an IUD. With their approval, women thought it was safe and would also make menstruation less of a nightmare. Unfortunately, for most women, the FDA’s approval was premature. The Mirena IUD not only created discomforting symptoms like heavy bleeding, cramps, hair loss, skin eruptions and weight gain but for some severe anxiety, mood … [Read more...] about How to Eliminate Side Effects of the Mirena IUD Such as Bleeding & Weight Gain
Monday, April 08, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: badhealth, body image, chronic dieting, diet industry, Diet Pills, Diets, exercise, fitness, longevity, obesity, overweight, physical activity, slender, weight gain, weight loss, weight management (Natural News) The global weight loss market is worth billions of dollars, yet there’s no solid proof that dieters are actually losing weight. Even research suggests that diets can actually cause weight gain. The surprising thing is, obese people aren’t the only ones trying diets. Weight loss has become a priority for those who have normal weights and individuals who are only slightly overweight, especially women. Experts say that this desire to become slender is linked to poor body image, which is aggravated by constant media exposure to slim models, celebrities, and athletes. The desire to be thin is more common in women, and it can begin as early as five years old. According to one study, which appeared in the British … [Read more...] about A bitter pill to swallow: Is chronic dieting actually CAUSING weight gain?
Catching up on sleep over the weekends won't make up for the negative health effects of sleep deprivation during the week, a new study has found. (Stock photo) Catching up on sleep over weekends could cause weight gain, according to a new study. The research, published Thursday in Current Biology, found that people who are sleep deprived during the week — getting fewer than 5 hours of sleep every night — but try to make up for it on weekends don’t actually see many benefits. “Our findings suggest that the common behavior of burning the candle during the week and trying to make up for it on the weekend is not an effective health strategy,” said senior author Kenneth Wright, an integrative physiology professor and director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab at the University of Colorado (CU). WHAT CAUSES NIGHTMARES? HERE’S WHY YOU MAY BE PRONE TO SCARY DREAMS Wright and his colleagues monitored the food intake, light exposure and … [Read more...] about Sleeping in on weekends causes weight gain risks, research shows