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Having Obesity Gene Does Not Affect Ability To Lose Weight, Study Finds

Having a gene associated with obesity – sometimes referred to as the “fat gene” – does not affect a person’s ability to lose weight, new research has found.  A study published in the British Medical Journal found people with the FTO gene have the same response to diet, exercise, and drug-based interventions as the rest of the…

Rio 2016: 23 Incredible Photos That Show Paralympians In Action

The Paralympics have been underway for just a matter of days and already we’ve seen some incredible feats of strength and resilience.  Abdellatif Baka of Algeria, who is visually impaired, won the men’s 1,500m athletics event clocking in with a faster time than this year’s Olympic gold medallist Matthew Centrowitz, from the United States.  Meanwhile…

Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes By Regenerating Pancreas, Study Suggests

Following a simple fasting diet could help those living with diabetes, according to a recent study. Brief periods of fasting has been shown to regenerate the pancreas, by “rebooting” cells that are unable to produce insulin – the hormone that helps control blood sugar levels. According to the NHS, diabetes is caused when the pancreas doesn’t…

Dance To Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ Blows Every Other Contemporary Routine Out Of The Water

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ may have come out in 2002, but a dance troupe has just given it a new lease of life. With contemporary choreography by Andrew Winghart, the dancers tell the story of one man determined to wash away his heartache.  “A man writes off his ex-lover by manifesting a ‘river’…

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