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Some earlier research seemed to suggest that if you spread your calories over a day or if you eat minimally during the day and consume most of your calories at night, you should not be at risk of gaining weight. According to the research, regardless of your eating pattern style, your weight should not fluctuate if you keep the calorie amount stable and it is balanced with your physical activity effort. Some studies in the past on animals have shown that timing of meals, exposure to light and sleep patterns might impact metabolism. According to a new study, people who snack after 8 pm have higher BMIs (body mass indexes) than people who don't snack at night, even if the night-time snackers do not eat "significantly" more calories at night.
Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago assembled a test group of 52 participants. The idea was to monitor sleep patterns and see the impact on eating patterns, particularly night-time eating patterns.&n...
This is something that has been discussed a lot in asthma communities, as you can see here . Yet there has been very little documented evidence as to whether it is true or not. Someone asked me this question here , and my answer was a quick, "Studies have shown that if you rinse your mouth out really well after using your Advair inhaler systemic side effects are very rare."
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Yet considering the broad discussions on this topic, I'm now wondering if I was wrong. Is it possible that Advair does cause weight gain?
Systemic corticosteroids, the kind given by IV or by mouth, can cause sytemic side effects, including weight gain. Yet, despite old fears, studies have shown inhaled corticosteroids are safe so long as you rinse your mouth out.
Asthma.emedtv.com notes that while weight gain was not listed among the side effects of Advair during initial testing, many asthmatics on Advair have noted weight gain. So perhaps further testing on this is merited. I know I ha...
Today we have even more bad news in two separate studies about the diabetes drug Avandia . With the bad news we get all the time about diabetes you might wonder why I report more negative stuff. It’s because we have much better alternatives. I have been studying a pre-print of a report scheduled to appear in the highly-respected Cochrane Library , a journal devoted to systematic reviews of health care interventions. The abstract is online . This is a publication of the Cochrane Collaboration, which has worldwide chapters in 50 medical specialties. The name comes from Archie Cochrane, who wrote a history of fatal flaws in medical practice, like the refusal by 19th century doctors to wash their hands between dissecting corpses and examining patients. Embargoed until just this hour, The Cochrane Library reports a systematic review of data by German researchers. Led by Bernd Richter, M.D., of Heinrich-Heine University, the study pooled data from 18 randomized controlled trials including m...
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