Resistance training could protect bone from weight loss

In a new study, researchers find that a program that incorporated resistance training, aerobic training, or neither did not prevent bone loss associated with...

Night owls with prediabetes may have higher obesity risk

In a new study from University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers find that people with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later...
Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a...
Why it's so hard to lose belly fat

Why it’s so hard to lose belly fat

If you are trying to lose weight, you may find that belly fat is quite hard to conquer. The fat in the abdomen is quite...
Why eating breakfast benefits both exercise performance and weight loss

Why eating breakfast benefits both exercise performance and weight loss

Eating breakfast before exercise may "prime" the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath...
5 simple tips for weight loss dieting success

5 simple tips for weight loss dieting success

For many, just the idea of losing weight can be discouraging. With the endless advice and trends that exist today, configuring a nutritious diet...
Obesity and diabetes—two reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that surround us

Obesity and diabetes—two reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that surround...

Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is...

Simple diet changes can lead to modest weight loss

Attention to simple dietary changes can lead to weight loss without counting calories, according to a new study from obesity and nutrition researchers at...
Tips on finding your ideal body weight

Tips on finding your ideal body weight

Obesity and overweight can increase your risk of high blood pressure. In fact, recent research has shown that your blood pressure rises as your body...

3 things doctors say should be part of your weight loss efforts

Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting. For 30 years,...
Do over-the-counter weight loss supplements work

Do over-the-counter weight loss supplements work?

From acai berry to green tea: do supplements work? The list of over-the-counter dietary and weight loss supplements is exhaustive, with the majority based on...
Weight loss through exercise alone may not protect knees

Weight loss through exercise alone may not protect knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose...
Eating late may wreak havoc on your body

Eating late may wreak havoc on your body

Eating late at night could be worse for your health than you might think. Compared to eating earlier in the day, prolonged delayed eating can...
Call them spare tires or love handles—belly fat is bad

Call them spare tires or love handles—belly fat is bad

Bad news. It’s not just obesity that can increase the risk of heart failure. A few extra kilos, especially around the gut, are dangerous,...
Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

It is known that overweight has many harmful effects on our health. Such effects include higher risks of stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...