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Eating more rice is associated with lower obesity rates: Study

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 12:46 PM

Obesity levels are substantially lower in countries that consume high amounts of rice (150g/day/person) than countries with lower rice intake (14g), as per a study comprising 136 countries. Researchers accounted for factors like total energy consumption, smoking, and GDP per capita. Scientists estimate that increasing average rice consumption by a quarter of a cup could reduce worldwide obesity by 1%.
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Moms, Take Note! Your Weight Affects Kid's Too

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6:24 PM

When it comes to children's weight, mother's lifestyle habits matter more as compared to their father's, suggest the results of Norwegian University of Science and Technology study published in BMJ Open. "Parents have a major impact on their children's health and lifestyle. Behaviours that lead to obesity are easily transferred from parent to child," said Marit Ness.
 
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Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Obesity And Diabetes: Study

Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:08 PM

According to a report, artificial sweeteners may seem like they can be one answer to diabetes and effective weight loss but looks like they are not the best alternatives to sugar. The researchers found that sugar replacements could also cause health changes that were linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda might be equally dangerous.