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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...
A new study published in this month’s Behavioral Neuroscience asserts that consuming no calorie sweeteners can lead to weight gain. While this particular study is new, the theory is not. Researchers have been studying the relationship between the obesity epidemic and the increase in sugar substitute consumption for years. No calorie sugar substitutes were introduced in 1953 in diet soda and they have only increased in popularity and consumption since that time. A study done in 2006 showed that 180 million adults consume foods and beverages made with no calorie sweeteners. However, many experts – including those who conducted this study - assert that the use of artificial sweeteners can lead to weight gain. There are several theories experts have to explain the relationship between the use of no calorie sweeteners and weight gain. Over consumption When people consume sugar-free snacks, they are more likely to over consume calories because they mistake sugar-free for calorie-...
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