By Neha Pathak
Our roundup of health news headlines on Wednesday 25 August.
For those who have fallen into a blissful sleep for the last century the papers today confirm some of our greatest fears.
The Daily Mail reports ‘A moment on the lips does lead to a lifetime on the hips’, following a recent study of 18 svelte Swedes (gold medal to anyone that can find a Swede that isn’t svelte) who were asked to double the number their calorie intake for a month. The results (drum roll please): a gain of a whole stone in weight. Shocking.
On the same page, the Mail provides false hope reporting on the same page that ‘A Mars a day is about to become better for your heart’. The chocolate bar is set for a 15% saturated fat reduction, sadly this only reduces the calories in a bar by one.
But fear not! The Independent comes to the rescue with the age old remedy of exercise: ‘Exercise can help conquer hunger’. Brazilian researchers claim that in addition to burning calories, exercise increases the signals fired by neurons controlling appetite in the hypothalamus. Diet and exercise – who knew this was the key?
Spotted a story we’ve missed? Let us know and we’ll update the digest throughout the day…
Daily Digest – 25 Aug 2010