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Processed Food Linked to Weight Gain

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | September 13, 2019 |

Over the past several decades, fast-food and processed/packaged foods made with cheap ingredients like white flour and salt have come to dominate the American diet. While an established link between eating too much junk food and obesity has been made, there is still a need for more research to suss out the reasons why.

Can Digital Multitasking Increase Overeating?

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA | August 20, 2019 |

You may want to review your digital device usage. New research shows that people who mindlessly switch between a smartphone and a tablet or other digital devices are likely to have an increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, potentially leading to weight gain. Researchers from three American universities conducted the inquiry to examine whether links exist between obesity and use of digital devices.

Embracing Health at Every Size

By Ideafit Authors | June 25, 2019 |

People who have worked to lose weight may have found that achieving short-term weight loss is relatively easy. But weight loss success all too often ends in weight regain. Soon, dieters embark on a new diet, launching a round of weight cycling that wreaks havoc on the body and causes many problems routinely blamed on obesity.

Obesity and Cancer Risks in Young Adults

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA | May 21, 2019 |

Recent findings reveal a trend toward increased risk for obesity-related cancers among young American adults. The study, published in The Lancet, found significant increases in six of 12 obesity-related cancers in young adults, with even greater rises in successively younger generations. Compared with people born 1945ÔÇô1954, for example, those born 1980–1989 had double the risk . . . at the same age.

Media Multitasking: Another Link to Obesity?

By Ideafit Authors | April 26, 2019 |

Do any of your clients struggle with weight gain? If so, let them know about new research that has found that media multitasking has now been linked to obesity.

Research from Rice University indicates that mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may result in weight gain (Lopez, Heatherton & Wagner 2019).

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