Potatoes may reduce blood pressure in obese with high blood pressure

Potatoes may reduce blood pressure in obese with high blood pressure

The potato’s stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision today as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces high blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. High blood pressure is a medical condition. Scientists reported on the research, done

Obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks

Obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks

Obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain. The controversial findings, published in the international journal Obesity Reviews, suggests that obesity should be treated, at least in part, as a brain condition, similar to anorexia nervosa. This could mean

Obesity causes heart rhythm disorder

Obesity causes heart rhythm disorder

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that obesity directly causes electrical abnormalities of the heart. Cardiologist and PhD candidate Dr Hany Abed says there is growing evidence that obesity changes the structure and size of the heart muscle and the way it works and contracts, as well as its electrical function.

New tool EOSS to predict health in overweight and obese people

New tool EOSS to predict health in overweight and obese people

A new tool — the Edmonton obesity staging system (EOSS) — improves on current methods to predict the risk of death in overweight and obese people, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Body mass index (BMI) is the most common tool in measuring excess fat, although it is an indirect measure