Weight Gain

Are there antidepressants that don't cause weight gain?

Antidepressants might work to help ease the symptoms of depression, but a new study published in The BMJ found that one not-so-wanted side effect of antidepressants is weight gain. "Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:13pm

The color of your fat can determine whether you lose or gain weight

We need body fat to survive, but the color of the fat makes a big difference. Some colors of fat cells are the “good” types, meaning they’re easily accessible by the body to use for energy. Other colors are not as good, meaning they’re the type of cells the body likes to...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:27pm

Sorry, the dust in your home might be making you pack on the pounds

Dusting your house likely ranks at number 900 on your list of favorite hobbies, but a new study by researchers at the American Chemical Society might change that rank — and fast, because it suggests that weight gain is directly linked to dust. For the study, researchers collected indoor dust...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:34pm