9 Sep

Where has Rob Kardashian been? His weight has continued to rise over the last few years, and Rob really struggles to keep it in check. He recently posted a selfie in Instagram after months of staying out of social media.

Even If we do not know the date of this photo, we are optimistic and hoping for a progress picture – showing a slimmer and more exuberant Rob. Just look at his Instagram photos for proof.

The youngest of the Kardashian clan has stayed out of the spotlight last year due to a continuous increase in weight, and his constant battle to tackle it. But now, he is getting back on a healthy track with exercise and better eating habits.

The reality TV star has been keeping himself hidden, even missing sister Kim’s wedding to Kanye West – all because of his weight issues.

Rob’s mother Kris Jenner recently revealed that he is “doing terrific.” “With this insane lifestyle you have to think of places where you can still have your freedom. But if his lean face is any indication of loss of weight, he is doing very well so far,” she said.

This comes a few days after the famous family has talked about Rob’s training regime. “He’s been working out a little and trying to get his groove back,” they explained to E!

“I’m just waiting for this disgusting thing to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it.” said Jenner.

The real question of course is: is Rob Kardashian ready for a comeback? Let’s hope so.

yo-yo dieting
7 Aug

The new results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that yo-yo diet, otherwise known as cyclic weight loss and regain of pounds doesn’t increase the risk of developing cancer.

“For the millions of Americans struggling to lose weight, the last thing they need to worry about is that if it comes back, they might raise their risk of cancer,” Victoria Stevens, the lead researcher of the American Cancer Society researchers, said in an interview with Today. “They should keep trying to lose weight even though they may not maintain the weight,” she added.

Steven also said that since weight cycling is very common, there are lots of myths surrounding the phenomenon, but they haven’t been well-studied. The myth of cancer risk in yo-yo dieting may be fueled by the fact that obesity increases the chances of getting cancer. But that’s not really the case with yo-yo dieting.

In the study, Stevens and her team examined the correlation between weight cycling and cancer among more than 132,000 men and women enrolled in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort over a 17-year period.

More than 25,000 of the participants in the study developed cancer during the period. Reportedly, in all the participants, 43% of the men and 57% of the women managed to lose at least 10 lbs, but then eventually re-gained the weight. The incidence of cancer among those who admitted to weight recycling was then compared with those who did not undergo yo-yo diet, but the researchers failed to find any significant causal link between yo-yo dieting and the risk of cancer.

The study then manage to explain that while the practice of yo-yo dieting may have risks, cancer is not even included – neither for men nor women.

Whitney Cummings
1 Aug

The Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center was star-studded as a host of beautiful stars attended the event.

One of them was comedian Whitney Cummings.

Many were fascinated with what they saw from the 2 Broke Girls creator who seemed to have gained weight, which is more or less 25 pounds.

The actress said that she felt good that she’s no longer so skinny, adding that her skinny body needed the weight gain.

Aside from her lovely show at the Vanity Fair, she also showed her amazingly different aura at the NBC’s Today show on Monday.

When Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, the Today hosts, gave a comment on her stunning new look, the 32-year-old comedian said it was because of her 25-pound weight gain.

Cummings looked so strikingly different that the hosts thought she had a face lift.

She even joked with the Gifford and Kotb, saying that she may have gotten her new face on eBay and that gaining weight is not exactly a popular trend.

But the weight gain is not the only thing change the comedian has gone through. Apparently, Cummings also employed the help of NuFACE, a LED facial toning machine. She told the Today’s host that it has tightened and lifted her skin.

She says, “It’s like a white mask that you put on…I’ve been using it for like three months and everybody thinks (I had aface-lift).”

kim and kanye
26 Jul

TV reality star Kim Kardashian may have confirmed the news of her second pregnancy only a few weeks ago. However, the wife of Kanye West is already opening up about the struggles of pregnant life as she talks weight gain and morning sickness during her appearance on Today.

According to Hollywood Life, just days after the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star complained about morning sickness on Twitter, she sat down on the “Today” show to reveal how her second pregnancy is treating her thus far. Kim revealed that despite her insistence on wearing figure-hugging outfits during her pregnancy, she has already gained a little weight with baby number two.

Aside from her much-talked pregnancy, there is a rumor made by Radar Online that Kardashian is not happy and “freaking out” about the baby weight she’s gained, and is considering getting surgery to help her stay slim, but the gossip has been dismissed by the star’s side.

It’s true that Kardashian has gained 15 pounds during her first trimester, but her rep tells Gossip Cop exclusively that she’s not “freaking out” about it or going to have cosmetic hip surgery while she’s carrying her second child. Kardashian’s rep says Radar Online’s story is completely “false.”

Still on Kardashian pregnancy issue, the couple has been reportedly having problems, and that they appear more likely to get a divorce now. According to an unnamed source, it seems like Kanye West is not giving his growing family much importance, keeping his distance from his pregnant wife.

Kim is understandably furious with Kanye. Instead of giving her support through her intense morning sickness, rapid weight gain all the while taking care of North, he basically abandoned her.

An insider close to the Kardashians dished to CDL, “Kim’s hormones are raging right now, and she is a sappy and emotional mess. She hates that Kanye isn’t by her side and helping her through this pregnancy and when he didn’t attend the yacht party with her Kim went ballistic. Witnesses overheard her ranting to her mother that she was going to “show Kanye” and “divorce him for real this time.”

obesity in children
26 Jul

Forcing kids to finish the food on their plates may not be a wise move.

A new study shows that kids who are forced to eat everything on their plates may disrupt their normal eating behavior, making them the prone to weight gain and obesity.

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology suggest that parents should let their kids decide the amount of food they’ll consume to promote normal eating behavior. Otherwise, the kids may end up eating more than they should instead of relying on their own body signals.

The findings published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology showed that the way children related to food and eating was crucial. Physical activity and TV viewing, on the other hand, did not explain why the BMI of some children increased more as compared to others.

The said research is part of a long-term study that looks at children’s psychological and psychosocial development over several years.

The same children are examined every two years, and in this particular study, the researchers dealt with data from when the children were four, six and eight years old.

25 Jul

There is a new study that links an irregular sleep pattern to having a high risk of acquiring cancer

According to the research conducted on mice, having irregular sleep pattern or poor sleeping habits has resulted to cancer. The study warns people, especially those who are prone to getting cancer, to avoid working on night shifts very often as it can cause cancer.

The research that’s been published in the journal Current Biology reported that mice subjected to a schedule similar to those of many shift workers did not only gain about 20 percent more weight, but also developed breast cancer earlier in life than those on a more natural schedule.

It is important to note that the mice used in the study had the mouse equivalent of a BRCA gene. Apparently, the said gene can likely increase the chances of developing breast cancer.

Comparisons are made between breast cancer-prone mice and those on a work shift schedule, and it turns out that the mice typically developed the cancer at 50 weeks, while the ones on work shift schedule acquired it at 8 weeks.

Since irregular sleeping habits or sleep disruption affects the 24-hour biological cycles or the circadian rhythm of the body, this is likely the cause of the body developing diseases like cancer.

Furthermore, the people behind this study also suggested that women in particular need to be more cautious. This is especially true for women having a family history of breast cancer.

Nevertheless, a more thorough is needed to come up with a firm conclusion.

weight gain
18 Jul

Among the many health challenges facing women with breast cancer, new research shows they’re also more likely to experience weight gain, especially after chemotherapy.

Apparently, women who had breast cancer treatments like chemotherapy gain more weight than cancer-free women of the same age up to five years later. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

“Our study showed that women diagnosed with breast cancer and those who received chemotherapy to treat their breast cancer gained more weight within the first five years of diagnosis and treatment than cancer-free women,” lead researcher Dr. Kala Visvanathan, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, said:

According to Visvanathan, the study highlights the need for physicians and their patients, including those with a family history of the disease, to pay closer attention to weight gain during and after treatment.

A total of 303 breast cancer survivors and 307 cancer-free women were recruited for the study – as published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Overall, cancer survivors who were diagnosed with breast cancer within five years of the start of the investigation gained an average 1.7kg more than women without the disease.

Those diagnosed with non-hormone sensitive invasive cancer gained 3.3kg on average. Of the women given chemotherapy within the previous five years, 21 percent put on at least 5kg.

Co-author Amy Gross, also from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, said: “This is of concern because weight gain of this magnitude in adults has been associated with increased future risk for chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and Type 2 diabetes.

Experts have long known that breast cancer patients and survivors gained weight, but fully didn’t understand why.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gijsberta van Londen, director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Cancer LiveWell Survivorship Programs, agrees that the study emphasizes the importance of lifestyle on breast cancer patients and survivors. But she urges caution.

Rob Kardashian
11 Jul

Rob Kardashian is reportedly furious with his sister Kim after she discussed his personal issues and weight gain in a recent interview with the Rolling Stone.

During her interview, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was asked about her “mysterious” brother following his weight gain.

Kim said, “It’s not that mysterious, what’s happening with Rob. He has gained weight. He feels uncomfortable being on the show, and that’s OK. Do I think he smokes weed, drinks beer, hangs out and plays video games with his friends all day long? Yes.”

These claims, including that he doesn’t do anything except “smoke weed” and hang out with friends, really caused Rob’s anger.

Kim Kardashian

According to a Us Weekly insider, Rob was “furious” at his older sister for that cheap shot and has blocked her number on his phone.

Also, it was reported that the sock mogul refuses to forgive his sister because he’s really mad.

Actually, it’s not the first time that Kim had a go at Rob about his weight issues. There were rumors that she made some harsh weight related comments to her baby brother just days before her wedding to Kanye West in Italy last year. The 28-year-old former TV personality even skipped his sister’s wedding after the heated row between him and Kim.

It didn’t help that the relationship between the two soured even further last March when Rob launched a scathing attack on Kim on social media.

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10 Jul

New research has found that compared with people of normal weight, obese people conjure up more vivid images of aromas. According to the researchers at Yale School of Medicine, the ability to experience sensory fantasies so richly may make some people more vulnerable than others to following food cues, even when they’re not hungry.

In a study being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Ingestive Behavior in Denver, Yale researchers expanded on ongoing research aimed at understanding when and how people choose to eat food when they are not – or are no longer – hungry.

“These findings highlight the need for a more individualistic approach in identifying factors that may increase risk for weight gain,” lead author Barkha Patel, a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology and physiology of flavor and feeding at the John B. Pierce Laboratory in New Haven, CT, said in a society news release.

Moreover, the findings presented at meetings are generally viewed as preliminary until they’ve been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

In recent published research, some of the same scientists found that a specific pattern of activation in the brain following the first sip of a delicious milkshake can, given certain circumstances, distinguish between people who will likely gain weight and those whose weight will remain stable.

In the latest study, researchers at Yale’s John B. Pierce Laboratory had participants complete a series of questionnaires that asked them to imagine both visual and odor cues. The subjects then rated the vividness of these cues. Individuals with a higher body mass index reported an ability to identify more vividly imagine odors linked to food, and conjure up sensory images of nonfood odors as well.

Research had already established that obese individuals experience more food cravings than those of normal weight. While the latest research needs to be fleshed out with brain scanning and other methods, it appears to suggest that the ability to create vivid mental images stimulates and maintains food cravings triggered by the thought, smell and sight of food.

Rob Kardashian
6 Jul

Kris Jenner, an American TV personality, is allegedly ashamed of Rob Kardashian’s weight gain that the “KUWTK” star forced the sock mogul to skip his high school reunion.

According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, the matriarch reportedly did not allow her son to attend his 10-year high school reunion “because she was embarrassed of his weight gain.”

Kim Kardashian, Rob’s sister, took to Instagram and posted a picture of a letter that Rob wrote to himself 10 years ago that he was supposed to open at his reunion, bragging about how excited he was to get to read it later.

Also, Rob’s classmates, who have attended the recently conducted reunion, said that the sock mogul was actually looking forward to the reunion and reading his letter there with his friends, but his mother Kris informed him that he could not go because she knew that everyone would be snapping photos of him, and posting them on to the internet.

Multiple reports claimed that Rob Kardashian and his 59-year-old mother have been in disagreement about his weight gain, and the sock mogul has been holing himself at his sister Khloe’s house following his more-than-100-pound weight gain.

However, Hollywood Life claimed that Rob Kardashian has already buried the hatchet over his feud with Kris Jenner and the rest of the family.