Cholesterol levels improve with weight loss, healthy fat-rich diet

Cholesterol levels improve with weight loss, healthy fat-rich diet

Weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding, research shows. More specifically, the researchers report that a meal plan rich in walnuts, which are high in polyunsaturated fats, has a significant impact on lipid levels for women, especially those who are insulin-resistant. Continue reading Cholesterol levels improve with weight loss, healthy fat-rich diet

Brain function differs in obese children, study shows

Brain function differs in obese children, study shows

The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an “imbalance” between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers have found. Because of this, mindfulness, a practice used as a therapeutic technique to focus awareness, should be studied as a way to encourage healthy eating and weight loss in children, the new research suggests. Continue reading Brain function differs in obese children, study shows