Weight Reduction Decreases Atrial Fibrillation And Symptom Severity

Getting a Little Extra Help: Losing Weight With Thermogenic Fat Burners

Although population aging is regarded as an important contributor, obesity may account for a substantial proportion of the increasing prevalence,” according to background information in the article. Whether weight reduction and cardiometabolic risk factor management can reduce the burden of atrial fibrillation has not been known. The study was conducted between June 2010 and December 2011 among overweight and obese patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Patients underwent a median (midpoint) of 15 months of follow-up. Patients were randomized to weight management (intervention; n = 75) garcinia cambogia side effects or general lifestyle advice (control; n = 75).
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Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating Curb Weight Gain Among Overweight Women

Comfort Food May Be Self-Medication for Stress, Dialing Down Stress Response A new study indicates that many humans might be self-medicating when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat. In the long term, the habit may dampen down the bodys stress response, governed by the hormone cortisol, according to UCSF researchers. In a study of 59 healthy, pre-menopausal women published in the November issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, UCSF psychologist Elissa Epel, PhD, and her colleagues found that among women who ranked in the top quarter for chronic life stress, having more abdominal fat was associated with lower daily cortisol secretion, and with less hormone secretion in response to acute stress. Researchers used a scientifically tested survey to gauge psychological stress before and after the four-month study, and recorded the womens fat and cortisol levels. The UCSF researchers looked for changes in the amount of deep abdominal fat and overall weight. They also measured secretion of cortisol shortly after awakening, a time when cortisol peaks in those under chronic stress.
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