Seventeen Magazine Signs ‘Body Peace Treaty’ to Portray Realistic Images of Girls


This is a major feat in letting our daughters (‘Hormonal Honey’s) develop and mature without pressure from airbrushed photos of their peers. Kudos to Seventeen Magazine for signing the ‘Body Peace Treaty.’

Baby Fat – Do birth control pills make women gain weight?


By Christie AschwandenPosted Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at 6:59 AM ET

Some women are getting pregnant to avoid getting fat. According to a review published in a recent issue of the journal Contraception, concern about weight gain is among the most common reasons people quit the pill (or decide not to take it in the first place), and most women who discontinue the pill switch to something less effective or nothing at all. Some of those women end up with unintended pregnancies simply because they feared a few extra pounds.

Should GPs lead the way in facing the facts about obesity and its link to breast cancer?


The Telegraph
United Kingdom

By Judith Potts Health and lifestyle
Last updated: July 27th, 2011

The believed causes of breast cancer are myriad and well-documented – family history; age; time and type of menopause (i.e. natural or induced by surgery where ovaries are removed); whether or not the woman has had children; over-indulgence of alcohol; smoking; HRT; a compromised immune system etc. To this long list has just been added the height of the person, the age at which a woman began menstruating and – perhaps most crucially – obesity.

Want to Lose Weight Without Dieting? Try Melatonin

Live in the Now
Your Guide to Natural Health

June 1, 2011
Posted by John Phillip

Melatonin is a powerful natural hormone that is well known for its association with circadian rhythms that promote a healthful sleep cycle. Now, researchers from the University of Granada reporting in the Journal of Pineal Research have found that melatonin has another remarkable benefit.

First period tied to girl’s weight

Overweight or obese girls get their first period months earlier than their normal-weight peers, according to a Danish study.

Reuters Health

By Leigh Krietsch Boerner
NEW YORK | Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:49pm EDT

It’s nothing new that girls are getting younger and younger when they have their first period, but experts worry that the current obesity epidemic could be fueling that trend.

Weight Loss Tips: The Best Time of Day to Lose Weight

American Health and Beauty

Monday, January 31, 2011 9:31 AM

Watching your diet and working out are the first steps to weight loss success. Support your efforts by doing the steps at the right times.

Dr. Oz’s Move It and Lose It weight loss campaign is in its fifth week and today he’s letting participants in on the best times of day to lose weight. He says that making your body’s natural cycles work for you can help improve your results.

Menu Labeling Didn’t Change Behavior, Researchers Say

01/17/2011 | Mark Huffman

The assumption is that, if consumers have access to calorie and nutrition information on fast food menus, it will change their consumption habits. In the Seattle area, researchers say it hasn’t. At least not yet.

High Calorie Comfort Foods Stimulate Addiction Center of Brain


Submitted by Denise Reynolds RD on 2010-12-31

We all know that weight gain occurs from the consumption of calories over what the body needs and/or lack of enough physical activity to burn the calories we do eat. But the reasons behind why we overeat are much more complex. Researchers are actively studying genetics and other factors that contribute to our obesity epidemic. One such area of study involves the brain, and our seemingly addictive behavior toward certain foods.

Internal body clock controls fat metabolism, UCI study shows

Science Blog

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 — UC Irvine researchers have discovered that circadian rhythms — the internal body clock — regulate fat metabolism. This helps explain why people burn fat more efficiently at certain times of day and could lead to new pharmaceuticals for obesity, diabetes and energy-related illnesses.

UAMS finds medical break regarding obesity


December 2, 2010

As millions of Americans battle obesity a UAMS doctor makes a break through that may help. Gwen Childs P.h.D. specialize in neurobiology, but it’s her research uncovering a possible link to obesity that’s gaining national attention.