Sunday, May 29, 2011

Antihistamine Hunger

If you take antihistamines – you could be gaining weight...

Those of us who use antihistamines on a regular basis are prone to packing on a few extra pounds. Researchers at Yale discovered blocking our histamine can open up more than our nasal passages - it opens up our appetites too. The histamine in our bodies helps to regulate and suppress appetite, burn calories and breakdown fat. People who take antihistamines are 55% more likely to be overweight.

If you do notice weight-gain with your allergy meds, ask your doctor about alternatives like nasal sprays or allergy shots.

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