The amount of food we feed our dogs and cats should not be random or on demand

The amount of food we feed our dogs and cats should not be random or on demand

Obesity is not an epidemic that affects only humans, but also affects our pets to a large extent. In fact, the prevalence of canine obesity is between 22-50% and feline obesity is between 19-52%. As in our case, excess weight in dogs and cats can have negative repercussions for their...

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How long should you walk to stay fit and lose weight?

How long should you walk to stay fit and lose weight?

Walking is one of the physical activities recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent certain diseases and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. In this sense, having a daily routine of moderate physical activity will contribute to improve the state of the muscular and cardiorespiratory system, and bone and functional...

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Study confirms late dining is fattening and can have consequences like diabetes

Study confirms late dining is fattening and can have consequences like diabetes

Late dinners can contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar, according to a small study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the journal of the American Endocrine Society. It is estimated that more than 2.1 billion adults are overweight or obese, making health complications such as...

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Mother’s stress during the first year of the child’s life is a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy

Mother’s stress during the first year of the child’s life is a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy

Researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. According to the study recently published in the BMC Public Health specialist magazine, researchers from the UFZ, the University of Bristol and the Berlin Institute...

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Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a “western diet” – foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats – is a major cause of this epidemic. When...

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Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill–the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as...

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