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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...
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...
Will a two-week course of medrol cause weight gain?
I have been having increased headaches and my Dr. wants me to try a two-week course of Medrol to break the cycle. I have been using Frova almost daily. (He thinks due to seasonal allergies, and I'm always worse in summer.)
I'm afraid of the side effects that I have read about (weight gain, puffy face). Here's why I am afraid:
I have had severe migraines (uncontrolled episodes last 4 days) since my 20s (in 50s now). Needless to say, I've been on every preventive treatment listed and have suffered the side effects of all and that's why I'm afraid. We were trying to control them hormonally and I gained 40 lbs (30 of which is off now).
I realize I have to be on some kind of preventive medication after all is said and done. This year I went off of all preventive medication because I was so sick and tired of all of the side effects but obviously, I need to do something. I was thinking of going ba...
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