Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
“Healthy obesity” may not exist, says a study

“Healthy obesity” may not exist, says a study

The term “healthy obesity” has gained traction over the past 15 years, but scientists have recently questioned its very existence. A study published in Cell...
Can mindful eating really help you lose weight

Can mindful eating really help you lose weight?

It is unclear whether mindful eating can help with weight loss, according to a new City, University of London review. The paper, which is published...
Why obese people should drink more water

Why obese people should drink more water?

Researchers are learning whether a simple part of our diets might be linked to a healthier weight — and it has nothing to do...
Black tea could help with weight loss

Black tea could help lose weight

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the...
High-protein diet eliminates metabolic benefit of weight loss

High-protein diet eliminates metabolic benefit of weight loss

A high-protein diet is often recommended by nutritionists to help build muscle and lose fat. Such a diet may include tuna, salmon fillet, chicken breast,...
Does a mother's pre-pregnancy weight determine her child's metabolism?

Does a mother’s pre-pregnancy weight determine her child’s metabolism?

The link between a mother's body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy and the metabolic traits of her children is likely mediated by shared genetics...
Drinking water before meals may help lose weight

Drinking water before meals may help lose weight

It has often been recommended in popular weight-loss programs that overweight and obese individuals hoping to shed unwanted pounds should drink more water. As is...
Taking testosterone while dieting may help lose fat, not muscle

Taking testosterone while dieting may help lose fat, not muscle

In obese middle-aged men, losing weight while dieting normally depletes both fat and muscle. But adding testosterone treatment may help them lose only fat and...
Can you feast while dieting

Can you feast while dieting?

Alternate-day fasting diets are just as effective as diets that restrict calories every day, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report. The study,...
This weight-loss treatment can help people who cannot take weight-loss surgery

This weight-loss treatment can help people who cannot take weight-loss surgery

A new study finds that individuals struggling with obesity who are not candidates for weight-loss surgery can benefit substantially from non-surgical endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty...
The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste

The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste

The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study published in...
Ginger may help fight obesity and diabetes

Ginger may help fight obesity and diabetes

In recent years, metabolic syndromes, including diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular diseases, have become a common health problem in the world. Accumulating data have suggested...
5 weight-loss myths everyone should know

5 weight-loss myths everyone should know

“Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!” “Eat as much as you want and still lose weight!” “Try the thigh buster and lose inches fast!” Have you...
Weight loss can lower the protein related to tumor growth

Weight loss can lower the protein related to tumor growth

Obese people have an increased risk for cancer, but underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In a recent study, scientists find that in obese women, losing...

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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