Obesity is a significant factor in increasing rates of disease globally with the number of deaths related to a high body mass index (BMI) more than doubled from 1990 to 2017, say York University researchers. In 2017 alone, 2.4 million women and 2.3 million men died worldwide from having a high BMI.
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Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don’t offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: York U study
TORONTO, May 24, 2016 — Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don’t take […]
Millennials, Gen Y need to eat less, workout more to stave off obesity: York U study
TORONTO, September 21, 2015 — If you are struggling with weight gain, you might be surprised to know that your parents had it easier – they could eat more and exercise less, and still avoid obesity, according to a recent study out of York University’s Faculty of Health. “Our study results suggest that if you […]