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Turning Kids into Savvy Consumers
You can make screen time a learning experience. Show kids the marketing tricks behind the ads they see. It could change their eating habits. Read more >

RDNs, Allies in the War on Weight
For people who just can't lose the weight they need to, expert help from a registered dietitian nutritionist can make a big difference. Read more >

Inflammation and the Unborn
Diabetes, obesity and hypertension create low-grade, chronic inflammation that can cause neurodevelopmental problems in the unborn. Read more >

Pack a Lunch; Eat In
Eating out is a primary driver of weight gain and diabetes. On average, Americans get one of every five calories from restaurant meals. Read more >

Putting Popular Diets to the Test
The best diet is one you will stick to, as long as it helps you lose weight. Here's how three of the most popular diets stack up. Read more >

Seeking Google-Searching Suckers
Websites promoting probiotics claim their products will cure almost whatever ails you. Don't believe them; look deeper. Read more >

Escape From the Food Desert
Online grocery shopping can be more than a convenience. It can be a way to get fresh, foods to people who live far from a supermarket. Read more >

High Protein Diet Danger
Too much protein is hard on your kidneys. If they are impaired by disease, a low carb, high protein diet can cause irreversible damage. Read more >

Your Weight Over the Years
People who maintain a relatively stable weight over their lives tend to live longer than those who gain -- or lose -- too much. Read more >

A Nutty Diet Plan
People who ate nuts regularly were far less likely to become obese over the years. What the nuts help keep them from eating is part of it. Read more >

The Perils of Party Food
Eating with others puts you at risk for overeating. With the holidays coming, it pays to have a plan for social eating. Read more >

What If Doctors Prescribed Food?
When healthcare providers "prescribe" fruits and veggies and the means to obtain them to patients in need, health improves dramatically. Read more >

Empty Stomach, Bad Decisions
It doesn't matter if it involves choices about food, money or music -- being hungry makes you impulsive. Read more >

Low-Fat Is Not a Fad
It's easy to become confused about diet claims, but if you needed proof of the value of a low-fat diet to health, here it is. Read more >

Even Your Fat Gets Old
Most of us gain weight as we age, and now we know why this is: fat cells don't turnover the way they used to. One thing works. Read more >

Go on a Cell Phone Diet
How much time do you spend on your phone? It can add up to as much as a sedentary day a week, with predictable effects on your weight. Read more >

Zombie Eating
Mindless munching as you watch TV or scroll your phone is a recipe for weight gain. Focus on your food. Read more >

Nudges Can Make a Difference
We often know what we should do to be healthier, but we don't always do it. That's when a well-crafted nudge can help. Read more >

A Magic Metabolic Bullet
Reducing the number of calories you take in daily unleashes a "magic" metabolic process that cuts the risk of heart disease, diabetes. Read more >

Dieters, Grab a Cup to Go
There's something in coffee that revs up the energy-burning brown fat in your body. It may even bring blood sugar under better control. Read more >

Beer Belly? Beware
Having a lot of belly fat, fat that surrounds your organs, increases a man's risk of prostate cancer, a Harvard study found. Read more >

Stop Vacation Weight Gain
You don't want to come home from your summer vacation with extra pounds. Here's a proven way to prevent that from happening. Read more >

How Fighting Obesity Helps Fund Schools
Philadelphia’s tax on unhealthy beverages helps locals in more ways than one. Read more >

Do-Nothing Diet Drinks
Kids who drink artificially-sweetened beverages end up consuming more calories than kids who don't. Read more >

Eat As Much As You Want
Primates following this diet ate as much as they wanted -- and they still didn't gain weight. Read more >

Water Boys -- And Girls
Some kids don't drink any water in a day, preferring sweetened drinks. This can add a pound a month. Read more >

Operating at a Loss
Gastric bypass surgery can work wonders. But it's not magic. A study looked at what helped people keep the weight off and what didn't. Read more >

A Closer Look at Kids' Appetites
Some believe kids should be allowed to eat freely, to make sure they are adequately nourished. It's more complicated than that. Read more >

A Traffic Cop for Your Diet
Choosing foods that are healthy and better for the environment is a lot easier when signs point the way. Read more >

Overweight and Depressed?
Depression and obesity often occur together. Now there's a treatment that takes that into account. Read more >

Eating Well for Less
It does take planning, but healthy foods are within the reach of even those on a limited budget. Read more >

Proof of the Munchies
Legalizing marijuana may have an unintended health consequence: a rise in munchie-driven obesity rates. Read more >

Lettuce Be Happy
Fruits and vegetables can make us happier as well as healthier. Read more >

Invasion of the Belly Fat
Fat around your middle means fat is overwhelming your organs. Heart and metabolic problems are often the result. There is one cure. Read more >

The Carb Chronicles
A massive review of carbohydrate studies finds that one quality distinguishes the good carb from the bad. Read more >

Negotiating the Minefield at the Cash Register
Snacks and candy tempt us as we wait in supermarket checkout lines. What if they weren't there? Read more >

High Tech Appetite Suppression
A tiny implantable -- and removable -- device curbs hunger automatically. Read more >

The High Fructose Factor
Low income people used to be thin from lack of food. That has changed. Here's why. Read more >

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
The holidays mean high calorie foods are everywhere -- at work, at parties and at home. You need a game plan to keep your weight in line. Read more >

Obesity and Childhood Asthma
About a quarter of all childhood asthma diagnoses may be completely avoidable. Parents just need to take action. Read more >

Workplace Health, or Workplace Fat-Shaming?
Programs designed to promote employee health can backfire. But not if they're designed properly. Read more >

The Shape You're In
People jump to conclusions about others based on their body types. Yes, it's unfair; it's also predictable. Read more >

Reversing Diabetes, with Fasting
Men with type 2 diabetes who fasted about three days a week were able to go off their medications. Read more >

Mental Imagery Helps Diets Succeed
Dieters lost five times the weight when they imagined how it would feel and what they could do if they were thinner. Read more >

An In-Class Exercise Break
When kids exercise briefly in class a few times a day, their schoolwork and moods improve. They also burn calories. Read more >

A Call for New Dietary Guidelines
The American Heart Association has issued an Advisory changing the emphasis on the sorts of foods we should eat. Read more >

Coffee as Diet Aid
Caffeine will rev your metabolism and cut your appetite, but can it help you lose weight? Read more >

A New Take on Full-Fat Dairy
A glass of whole milk or piece of cheese provides important fatty acids. But the calories they add are another matter. Read more >

Cultivate Five Habits to Protect Your Kids
Mothers who follow these five healthy habits cut their children's risk of becoming obese by as much as 80 percent. Read more >

The New Normal
Being overweight is so common, many don't see how overweight they are. This also means they won't try to lose. Read more >

Is Your Job Making You Fat?
Don't you just love it when there are donut holes in the break room? Eating at work can add up to 15 pounds a year. Read more >

Supplements Can't Help Your Heart
Taking vitamins and minerals to help your heart is a waste of money. Some can even cause harm. Eating right is a smarter plan. Read more >

A Protein Boost...to Your Waistline
Protein supplements can help build muscle and give bodies working hard the support they need. But when you take these supplements matters. Read more >

Brain Circuits Tied to Depression and Obesity
Brain abnormalities that make food less pleasurable and promote depression appear tied to each other. Read more >

Overeating Dulls Taste
Gaining weight makes food less tasty and leads to more overeating. Just ask a mouse. Read more >

Riding the Crave
We will happily pay more for unhealthy food we crave -- like chips or candy -- than for foods that are good for us. Override the crave. Read more >

The Sad Stats on Obesity
Obesity rates are climbing in children and adults, creating a potential public health crisis. Prevention is far easier than losing weight. Read more >

Dieting for Two
There's a ripple effect in weight loss: If you lose weight, your partner or spouse is likely to lose some, too. Read more >

When Diets Stall Out
Your body's survival mechanisms can make it hard to keep losing weight. Forewarned is forearmed. Read more >

The Pizza Box Problem
Poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) are found in takeout cartons and cosmetics. They can make it hard to lose weight. Read more >

Shedding Pounds Just by Standing
In addition to the many health benefits it brings, standing can also help with weight loss. Read more >

End Diet Deprivation
Dieting? You don't have to feel deprived if you know what foods can fill you up. Read more >

Diet, Inflammation, and Cancer
Diets with lots of meat and sugar, and little fiber, set the stage for inflammation and colorectal cancer. Read more >

Why You May Want to Reconsider Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery offers serious health benefits and extends life. Read more >

A Different Look at Willpower
Self-control isn't easy, but seeing it as difficult makes it even harder to come by. Lighten up. Read more >

Genes Are No Excuse
A genetic profile that makes you gain weight easily also means that dieting can have a big effect. Read more >

The Scary Odds on Obesity
Over half of today’s kids are likely to be obese by the time they are 35 years old. Here's how parents can buck the trend. Read more >

A Diet that Fits Your Genes
When it comes to losing weight, what works for one person may actually lead to weight gain in another. Genes play a role. Read more >

Sugar and Spice
Cinnamon contains a compound that has the potential to amp up the body's fat-burning system. Read more >

Gobbling Puts on the Pounds
Speed eating leads to overeating and metabolic issues. Teach yourself to slow down and enjoy your meal even more Read more >

Fasting's Metabolic Effects
Fasting can reset cells' metabolism, helping the body burn fat and lose weight even without dieting. Read more >

A Disastrous Combo Meal
Drinking a sugary beverage with a high protein meal reduces your body's ability to break down fat. And the pounds pile on. Read more >

Moms' High Fat Diet Jeopardizes Kids' Mental Health
Here's another reason to watch your weight and diet when pregnant: it can leave your child vulnerable to depression. Read more >

Small Changes, Big Progress
Want to improve your diet and health? Pick small changes you can stick with, a Harvard study finds. Read more >

An Artificial Sweet Tooth
Artificial sweeteners are not a free ride. They tend to make people crave sweets, leading to weight gain and worse. Read more >

Stop Weight Gain in Its Tracks
Giving overweight kids prebiotics sets them up to gain far less weight than their untreated peers -- about 10 pounds less. Read more >

Beware the Dreaded "Dad Bod"
Marriage really does make men fatter. And then come kids. Forewarned is forearmed. Read more >

Take Time to Savor
Mindless munching really packs on the pounds. Paying attention to emotional eating can be game-changing. Read more >

White or Whole Wheat?
Whole grain bread is better, right? Not so fast. The nutritional benefits of bread are actually more individual than anyone thought. Read more >

Reset Your Body's Clock
You can fix biorhythms thrown off by shift work, travel or late nights in front of a screen and lose weight at the same time. Read more >

The Secret to Staying Motivated Over the Long Haul
What motivates us changes as we progress toward our goals. It pays to know the difference. Read more >

When Employees Lose Weight, Companies Gain
Company programs to help workers lose weight not only benefit workers' health, they add to hours on the job. Read more >

Vending Machines Programmed for Healthier Food Choices
If you have to wait for a your chips to drop, but can get a healthier snack more quickly, or cheaply, you might choose differently. Read more >

Why You Need to Eat at Home More
Home-cooked meals used to be prized; now they are seen as inconvenient. But the health benefits of eating at home are undeniable. Read more >

Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Low-Calorie, Really?
Labels promoting "low content" are best seen as marketing tactics, not as signs of healthful products. Read carefully. Read more >

The Dieter's Dilemma
People who are really, seriously, trying to lose weight often find their willpower tested in this situation. Avoidance is one strategy. Read more >

Doctors Against Nutritional Hype
Time to get smart about nutritional fads like juicing and gluten-free diets. Doctors stand up for what is and isn't proven to work. Read more >

Pop Tarts, Froot Loops, and Red Bull
The hundreds of ads for junk food kids see every week shows in their diets and their health. Canada wants to do something about it. Read more >

The Case for A Health Tax
If taxes could buy you some disability-free years as you age, would you be willing to pay them? Read more >

Stop Fat Shaming
When overweight people are stereotyped as incompetent, lazy or ugly, it's bad for their mental and physical health. Read more >

Don't Know Much about Obesity
Obesity's effects on health cut across medical areas, so doctors tend not to be trained or tested about it. Read more >

Four Reasons to Join a Gym
If you are struggling with weight loss or fitness goals, check out the nearest gym. It could make all the difference. Read more >

The Bitter Truth About Artificially-Sweetened Drinks
No-cal beverages tend to trigger overeating, and they damage the environment. Tap water is a far better bet. Read more >

Smartphone-Assisted Health
Fitness apps are getting better at tracking our health and activity. It's like having an MD by your side. Read more >

Kids Meals Are Heavy on Calories
Most meals marketed to teens and kids have way more calories than they should. What to look for. Read more >

Focus on Food, Not “Nutrients”
Rather than telling people to eat less fat, the guidelines suggest foods to eat. Read more >

For Diabetics, A Little Exercise after Every Meal
Ten minutes of exercise three times a day is way better for diabetics than one 30-minute session once a day. Read more >

The Pounds on Your Body May Be Taking Points off Your Brain
Excess weight brings on inflammation inside your body. That's bad for your brain and mental abilities. Read more >

Why Combo Meals Are A Bad Deal
The “free” sodas and extras in combo meals add calories that pack on the pounds. Read more >

Online Programs Improve Health
Programs and apps that set and monitor health goals can be helpful. Of course, you do have to put down your phone to use them. Read more >

What Saturated Fats Do to Your Brain
Saturated fats, from cheese or meat, aren't good for your heart; and they do bad things to your brain, too. Read more >

How Diet Drinks Make You Fat
No-calorie sweeteners can wreak metabolic disaster. They fool the tastebuds, but not the brain. Read more >

Early Bedtimes for Toddlers Cut The Risk of Obesity Later On
Preschoolers who go to bed around 8 pm are half as likely to become overweight teens. Read more >

Walk with A Doc
We all know we should walk more, but many find it hard to do. What if your cardiologist joined you? Read more >

Daughters' Weight Is a Parental Minefield
Parents of overweight teens may be tempted to remind/nag their children not to eat. Don't. Do this. Read more >

Junk Food Celebrities
Pop stars who promote soda and other unhealthy foods don't mean to add to the burden of teen obesity, but they do. Read more >

Help Your Cells Shed Fat
We only need minute amounts of this mineral, but it appears to play a huge role in our ability to burn fat. Read more >

Diet Soda Can Make Your Baby Fat
Drinking artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy makes infants likelier to be overweight. Read more >

Eat Less, Feel Great
Cutting your daily calories by as little as 12 percent can increase your energy, happiness, sex drive, and yes, weight loss. Read more >

Dieters, Go For the Bean
Beans, or legumes, are filling, nutritious and low-fat, making them the perfect diet food. Don't overlook what they can do. Read more >

Your Brain at A Buffet
There appears to be yet another biological mechanism behind overeating. It's a signaling problem. Read more >

The Crunch Effect
Few of us really pay attention to the sound of our chewing, but it can make a big difference in how much we eat. Read more >

Go Ahead, Have Another Glass
You can't really have too much water, and what it does to lower cholesterol and calorie consumption is all good news. Read more >

Friends Don't Help Friends Lose Weight
However well-intentioned, you really shouldn't tell a friend on a diet that ice cream is a bad idea. Read more >

Being Sleep-Deprived Brings on the Munchies
The less you sleep, the more calories you tend to consume because your brain is unable to regulate appetite. Read more >

The Five Percent Solution
Good news for people struggling to lose weight: even small losses can bring serious health benefits. Read more >

You Couldn't Pay Me to Exercise!
Instead of paying employees to lose weight, it may be better for companies to fine them if they don't. Read more >

Waistlines Never Take a Vacation
People gain an average of just under a pound during a vacation. They rarely take the weight off. Read more >

Biased Brains
Our brains like rewards — a glass of wine, a piece of cake. This can distract us from making better choices. Read more >

The De-Clutter Diet
Clearing your counters is a good way to cut calories. Messy kitchens promote snacking. Read more >

Why Eating Out Zaps Your Self Control
Eating out can make dietary self control especially difficult. Restaurant meals tend to be big, and tempt us when we are vulnerable. Read more >

Health Risks May Remain After Losing Weight
Being overweight takes a toll on your body that may last longer than we expect. Read more >

Water and Weight Loss
Something as simple as putting electronic water dispensers in city schools can help reduce obesity and improve health. Read more >

Mexico's Successful Sugar Tax
Mexico's tax on sugary beverages has had an impressive impact on consumption and, hopefully, health Read more >

Diets Tailored to Our Genes
They're coming — diets that take into account your body's particular way of using food and exercise. Read more >

The Size of An Order of Fries
The size of an order of fries has tripled in the past 50 years. Time to go retro. Read more >

You Are What Your Father Ate — Before You Were Even Conceived
Fathers' sperm help determine a child's weight long before a baby is born. Read more >

The Often-Overlooked Reason Why We Are Overweight
The emotional aspects of food and eating are often overlooked when people are trying to diet. Read more >

Low-Carb Diets — More Good News
Elite athletes who eat a diet low in carbs burn fat at a much higher rate than those who pursue carb-loading. Read more >

The Low-Fat Fallacy
A review of the success rates of people on low-fat and low-carb diets comes up with some good ideas. Read more >

The Kitchen Counter Diet
The weight of family members can be predicted by what's on the kitchen counter. Cereal? Snacks? Soda? Fruit? Read more >

What Discount And Convenience Stores Are Doing To Our Health
There are good deals at wholesale food stores, but what they do to your health is not so good. Read more >

Late Bedtimes Bring Weight Gain
It doesn't matter how long they sleep — when teens stay up late, their body mass increases considerably. Read more >

Full Of Beans
You don't have to go hungry to be healthy. You can feel full — and satisfied — without meat. Try it for one meal a week. Read more >

Where, When, and What You Eat
Try this app and you may find yourself staring at a photo of you mindlessly nibbling while pumping gas. Read more >

Parents And Bulimia: From Part Of The Problem To Part Of The Solution
Parents used to be viewed as a cause of bulimia. Now they are part of an effective treatment. Read more >

It's Not About The Calories
Our rising obesity rates have led us to equate food with calories. But we really should be counting nutrients. Read more >

It’s What You Eat, Not How Much You Eat
It's good to watch your weight, but there is something even more important to your health. Read more >

High Protein Breakfasts Help Kids Lose Weight
Kids eat less later when they eat more early in the day. Give your kid an egg for breakfast. Read more >

Helping Kids Develop A Healthy Relationship with Food
Some children love the taste and smell of food. This isn't bad, as long as parents help them learn to know when to stop. Read more >

Those Lazy, Hazy, Unhealthy Days of Summer
Summer vacation used to be full of activity, but screen time has changed that. What parents should do. Read more >

Enlist Fruit in The Fight Against Weight Gain
An antioxidant in fruit helps turn white fat into brown, and that can mean good things when you step on the scale. Read more >

The Fat in Fatherhood
Fathers put on pounds, too. It's called the “fatherhood effect,” and it's under-recognized by dads — and doctors. Read more >

There's No Place Like Home
When you eat out, you consume far more fat, calories, and salt than when you eat at home. Fast food isn't even the biggest culprit. Read more >

Clues to Obesity from the Brains of Fat Rats
What you eat can affect your gut microbes and interfere with your ability to know you are full. Read more >

The Scales of Weight Loss
It's rarely recommended, but doing this every day could help you lose weight and keep it off. Read more >

Freedom of Choice Meets Health Policy
Behavioral economists have some interesting ideas about the best ways to improve our eating habits. Read more >

A Hack to Make Your Salad Even Healthier
Adding this ingredient to your salad helps your body take advantage of more of its antioxidants and other nutrients. Read more >

When It Comes to Losing Weight, It's Good to Be a Spendthrift
Some metabolisms are thrifty — they slow down when calories are cut. This makes it really hard to lose weight. Read more >

Time to Can The Soda
Simply substituting water for sugar-sweetened soda can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Read more >

The Power of A List
A grocery list is a tried and true method for saving money and buying healthier food. Read more >

What Your Late Night Snacking Says About Your Brain
Many a diet has been done in by snacking, and late at night your brain is especially vulnerable. Read more >

Widely Varying Calorie Counts Undo Many A Diet
It's easy to gain weight when the calories in one dish (like pizza) vary so much from slice to slice Read more >

Which Weight-Loss Programs Are Backed by Science? Just Two, Study Finds
Not many diet plans have been backed by science. A new study finds two that really work. Read more >

Fat Cats...And Dogs
The health issues for overweight pets are just as bad as they are for people. Read more >

Food TV: Entertainment, or License to Indulge?
Cooking show mavens who try to duplicate TV meals at home gain more weight. Read more >

Diet Soda May Increase Belly Fat
Daily diet soda drinkers were far more rotund than people who drank them less often. Read more >

Health for Peanuts and Peanuts for Health
They're cheap, heart-healthy and provide antioxidants. Health food for the rest of us. Read more >

Deficiency of Vitamin D, Not BMI, Linked to Diabetes
Even overweight people have a reduced risk of diabetes if they have adequate levels of vitamin D. Read more >

Simply Eating More Fiber May Be All You Need to Do to Lose Weight
Eating more fiber can help people lose weight almost as well as cutting fat and calories. Read more >

Calorie Counts Give Parents Pause When Ordering for Their Children
When menus show calorie counts and an estimate of the exercise needed to work them off, people order smarter. Read more >

Too Much Milk is Bad for Kids' Waistlines
Milk is good for you, but parents may be tempted to let kids have more than is good for them. Read more >

Tricking the Body into Feeling Full
Fexaramine could be the diet drug we all have been waiting for: It tricks your body into thinking it has eaten. Read more >

Social Support, Not Criticism, Leads to More Weight Loss
People trying to lose weight don't need friends' misguided remarks. Simple acceptance helps a great deal. Read more >

Lose Fat by Breathing — Really
When you lose weight, where does it go? The answer will change the way you think about weight loss. Read more >

Weigh Yourself Often for Better Weight Control
Getting on the scale isn't always good news, but it is a wonderful motivator and helps keep diets on track. Read more >

Sugar, Not Salt, Intake Behind Rising Blood Pressure
When it comes to high blood pressure, sugar has an even worse effect than salt. Read more >

The Perils of the Night Shift
Shift work affects your body's ability to process energy, making it more likely you will gain weight. Read more >

A Steep Rise in the Cost of Diabetes
An aging population, increasing obesity, and expanding treatment options add up to billions in costs Read more >

When You Eat May Be More Important Than How Much
When you eat may be just as important as what you eat. Eating on a schedule makes the body's metabolism run more efficiently. Read more >

Fasting Can Be Good for Many Areas of Health, Not Just Your Weight
Intermittent fasting can reduce inflammation, spur antioxidant enzymes and improve your metabolism. Read more >

Microbes for Weight Control
It may be possible to adjust the microbiota in our guts to help us lose weight — or at least make it easier to keep weight off. Read more >

Health is a Partnership, Not Solely Physicians' Responsibility
When a doctor tells a patient to exercise or take a medication and the patient doesn't, who is responsible? Read more >

Cholesterol Levels Reflect Number of Meals Eaten Away from Home
The number of meals you eat away from home has a big effect on body mass and cholesterol levels. Read more >

How Far You Have to Walk to Work Off a Soda
It takes 50 minutes of running or five miles of walking to work off the 250 calories in a can of soda. Read more >

Restaurants Are Cutting Calories
Restaurant chains have been introducing lower-calorie items. This could help diners keep weight off. Read more >

Grapefruit Lowers Glucose and Improves Weight Control
A compound in grapefruit lowers glucose as well as a common diabetes drug. Read more >

Weight-Loss Surgery: One Procedure Appears Better
Weight-loss surgery can make a huge health difference. But is gastric bypass or banding better? Read more >

An Apple A Day May Keep Obesity at Bay
When it comes to keeping the beneficial bacteria in your colon happy, one apple stands above the rest. It may even help keep weight off. Read more >

You Are What You (and Your Full-Figured Friends) Eat
Who you eat with can affect what you eat, especially if your friends are overweight. Read more >

Bariatric Surgery May Bring Surprising Benefits for the Brain
Weight loss surgery not only benefits the body, it appears to protect the brain as well. Read more >

Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Real Metabolic Problems
Artificial sweeteners may cause the problems, such as glucose intolerance and diabetes, their use was intended to prevent. Read more >

A Growing Waistline Problem
Waistlines have grown over an inch on average in the past ten years. This increase in belly fat is not good health news. Read more >

Higher Body Mass Can Lead to Cancer
It's not just about your heart. Many types of cancer are far more likely to occur as your body mass index (BMI) rises. Read more >

Antibiotics in Early Life — and in Utero — May Bring Obesity Risk Later On
Early exposure to antibiotics — even prenatally — can raise the risk for obesity later in life. Read more >

Crowdsourcing May Help People Make Smarter Food Choices
There's a new reason to take pictures of your meals — you can use them to get support and feedback to eat better. Read more >

Kids Choose Healthier Foods When Parents Spend Time Cooking
Time spent in the kitchen pays off in more than just good nutrition. Kids who eat mostly home-cooked meals choose healthier food when out. Read more >

At the Intersection of Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer
The obese suffer from chronic inflammation in fat cells. This not only can bring on diabetes, it may also promote cancer. Read more >

Children from Divorced Homes May Be at Risk for Weight Problems
Children of divorce are more likely to be overweight or obese. Especially boys. Read more >

Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables
Some foods offer more nutrition per calorie than others. A new list contains some obvious choices, but there are some surprises, too. Read more >

White Bread Will Make You Fat
Eating two slices of white bread a day raises the risk of obesity by 40%. Read more >

Sugar Exerts Lasting Effects on the Heart
Sugar isn't just about gaining weight -- it's bad for your heart, too. Read more >

Body Fat, Obesity in Kids Linked to Getting Too Little Sleep
Kids who don't get enough sleep have more body fat and are more likely to be obese. Read more >

FDA Approves A New Sugar Substitute
Advantame is 20,000 times sweeter than sugar, making it potentially far safer than other sugar substitutes. Read more >

The Paleo Diet Is No Cure for Obesity, Appetite
The Paleo diet may be popular, but it does not appear to curb appetite or reduce obesity. It's not without benefits, however. Read more >

Home Food Environment Affects the Quality of Your Diet
Some homes are like Superfund sites -- toxic to healthy eating. A few changes can make eating better a lot easier. Read more >

Teens' Breakfast Behaviors Predict Metabolic Syndrome
Kids who don't eat in the morning aren't just depriving themselves of nutrients, they are setting the stage for major health issues down the road. Read more >

The Road to Obesity Begins in Infancy
Overeating is so easy, even a child can do it. Parents and pediatricians can nip the tendency in the bud. Read more >

Fermented Dairy Foods — Like Yogurt — Reduce Diabetes Risk
Fermented milk products like yogurt, sour cream, kefir, and lassi can reduce diabetes risk by as much as 28 percent. Read more >

Coupons Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Grocery store coupons are great — if you are shopping for candy, soda and chips. Read more >

A Different Approach to Self-Control
Our willpower can fail us when we are tired or stressed. But how we view the problem could be the problem. Read more >

Two Studies Address Kids' Lunchroom Nutrition
Does making kids take servings of nutritious food actually improve their diets? Nope. Bribery works better. Read more >

The Myth of “Healthy Obesity”
It's all bad news: you can't be overweight and healthy. Period. Read more >

Fitness Declining Among Children and Teens Worldwide
Kids today are slower and less aerobically fit than their parents were. It's a global problem. Read more >

Never Underestimate the Power of A Muppet
When the Muppets explain how to eat healthy and exercise, preschoolers listen. They even eat better Read more >

Study Helps Dieters Choose the Best Weight-Loss Apps
Your cell phone can be a valuable diet ally. Just be sure to use apps grounded in scientific evidence. Read more >

Irisin Helps Exercise Boost Body and Brain
Irisin, the magic molecule of the moment, turns bad fat into good and helps exercise boost the brain Read more >

Experts Urge Doctors to Treat Unhealthy Lifestyles Just Like a Disease
Preventive medicine means treating unhealthy lifestyles just as you would treat disease. Read more >

Artificial Sweeteners Increase the Brain's Sugar Cravings
That no-cal sweetener you put in your coffee may actually increase your craving for sugar. Read more >

Simple Routines Help Kids Lose Weight
Just a few small changes at home help kids avoid the kind of weight gain that leads to obesity. Read more >

Even Short Bouts of High-Intensity Exercise Can Affect Weight and BMI
Forget the long hours at the gym. A short bout of intense exercise may be all you need to keep the pounds off. Read more >

Appetite Hormones Appear to Malfunction in Obese People
In obese people, a hormone signaling “fullness” may no longer function properly. What’s the fix? Read more >

Could Your Sweet Tooth Be Killing You?
Our ideas about the "right" amount of sugar in the diet may need adjusting. Weight is not the issue. Read more >

A Lack of Sleep Fuels Brain's Cravings for Food
Opioid receptors in the brain produces a drug-like craving for sweet and fatty foods when it is deprived of sleep. Read more >

Blood Type Diets Don't Make the Cut
There is no evidence that blood type diets improve health or make weight-loss easier. Read more >

Are Refined Carbs the Key to Food Addiction?
Addicted to carbs: Foods like soda and refined flour light up the brain the same way drugs do. Read more >

AMA Diagnosis: Obesity Is A Disease
Are the obese sick? The AMA thinks so, but what do the obese think? Read more >

Artificial Sweeteners Affect Sugar Metabolism
Sucralose appears to affect insulin metabolism in people who are overweight. Read more >

The Power of Good Habits
We all fall back on our habits; the trick is to make them healthy. Read more >

Biases May Prompt Overweight Patients to Switch Doctors
Some doctors have conscious and unconscious biases against patients who are overweight. Read more >

A National Map to Reveal What We Really Eat
A national project tracks what we buy and offers some bad news: the calorie counts on labels may be wrong. Read more >

Using the Threat of Higher Insurance Premiums to Encourage Exercise
There’s one way to get people exercising: Threaten to charge them higher insurance premiums. Read more >

Hungry Grocery Shoppers Purchase More Calories
Weight-loss starts at the store. Eat first; shop later. Read more >

The Best Route to Improved Health: Change Diet and Exercise Habits Together
Couch potatoes, here's the strategy you need. Read more >

The Fat-Autoimmunity Connection
What being overweight does to your immune system is not good. Read more >

Behind Obesity: Could It Be Insulin, Not Calories?
It's not calories that make us fat, argues Gary Taubes. And that's why we keep gaining weight. Read more >

Gastric Surgery Produces Beneficial Genetic, Metabolic Changes
Gastric surgery is an extreme weight loss solution, but it can produce lasting metabolic and even genetic benefits. Read more >

Mississippi Passes An "Anti-Bloomberg" Bill
Good job Mississippi, no soda bans for you! The state with the highest obesity rate passes a law to protect its standing. Read more >

Doctors Who Cook Give Better Nutrition Advice
Tom Colicchio won't be operating any time soon, but he and other top chefs can teach doctors and help patients. Read more >

The Bitter Truth about Sugar
The World Health Organization reviews the global effects of sugar on obesity. Guess what they found. Read more >

Taking A Second Look at Polyunsaturated Fats
Certain kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids appear not to offer the heart protective benefits we expect. Read more >

Diet Drink Mixers Raise Alcohol Levels
Mixing diet drinks with alcohol has a bigger effect on blood alcohol than using mixers or soda with sugar or no mixer at all. Read more >

Eating Your Biggest Meal Earlier in the Day Can Boost Weight Loss
People who eat their biggest meal earlier in the day are more successful at losing weight. Read more >

Changes in Nutrition Labeling May Improve Consumer Choices
Nutrition labels on foods that seem to be single serving sizes often show the calories and fat for two -- giving us twice load we expect. Read more >

Flavor Comes in Many Colors
Cocoa served in cups of a certain color tastes better. Read more >

Survey Says Dietitians Can Help Physicians Treat Obesity
What happens when physicians, nutritionists, dietitians, and other professionals work together to curb obesity? Progress. Read more >

Fructose on the Brain: How the Infamous Sugar Affects Appetite
Fructose, the sugar in high fructose corn syrup, appears to leave the brain craving more food. Read more >

The Power of Social Media Could Help Fight Childhood Obesity
Dieting is easier when you are part of a community. The Internet is a natural place for kids and teens interested in losing weight to gather. Read more >

Cell Phone App Boosts Weight Loss
Weight loss programs become much more effective when paired with an app that keeps track of your progress. Read more >

How Many Miles to Walk Off a Burger?
When people are faced with how long it will take them to walk off the calories they are eating, they eat less. Read more >

Sedentary Nation: Too Little Walking, Too Much Sitting
Sitting too much and moving too little can shorten life. They are also easy to remedy. Read more >

Aerobic Exercise the Best Route to Weight, Fat Loss
Aerobic exercise is superior to resistance training for losing weight and body fat. Read more >

Driving Just a Little Less Can Make a Big Difference
Hang up your car keys and walk just one mile a day. The savings — on gas and healthcare — are impressive. Read more >

Simply Cutting Down on Fat, without “Dieting,” Brings Weight Loss
Cutting down on fat, without actually dieting, might be the easiest way to lose weight. Read more >

A Backwards Approach to Weight Loss
Before you start a diet, it can help to learn how to keep weight off first. Read more >

Brain Changes in the Obese May Make it Harder to Lose Weight
Overeating changes your brain, making it more and more difficult to regulate consumption. Read more >

Sugary Drinks, the Obesity Epidemic, and New York City's "Soda Ban"
For people predisposed obesity, drinking lots of sugary beverages "amplifies" the effects of one's genes. Read more >

Pay Attention and Eat Less
Reducing your intake of unhealthy snacks and foods begins with paying attention to what you are eating. Read more >

Metabolic Syndrome and Cognition in Adolescents
Childhood obesity can affect the brain, shrinking areas connected with memory and reducing performance on IQ and achievement tests. Read more >

Going Online Can Help You Lose Weight, But Does It Beat Face-to-Face?
Going online to lose weight or to maintain it can be a big help. Read more >

How Red Meat (and the Way You Cook It) Can Lead to Cancer
We're learning more about why eating red meat may increase our risk for cancer. Read more >

In Denial About Your Weight?
People often underestimate their weight, which can blind them to the need to lose weight. When you see your doctor, get on the scale. Read more >

Successful Weight Loss Depends on Three Behaviors
Research has found that keeping a food journal, not skipping meals, and avoiding eating out can all help you lose weight. Read more >

Closer to a Pill for Long-Term Weight Loss
A new drug desensitizes cannabinoid receptors and improves the appetite-reducing action of leptin. Read more >

Could Where You Live Be Making You Fat?
Where you live and the roads on which you drive have a big impact on the likelihood you will become obese. Read more >

Can't Lose Weight? Try a Different Color Plate
The color contrast between your plate and your food can prompt you to eat more, or less... Read more >

Right Salad, Wrong Dressing?
Fat-free salad dressings prevent the absorption of nutrients. But certain heart-healthy oils do not. Read more >

Us or Them: Who's to Blame for Our Sugar Problem?
In the "war" against obesity, it seems that the soda industry wants to shift the blame to consumers. Read more >

Shifting When You Eat Could Shift Your Metabolism
Curbing the hours of the day during which you eat could have a big impact on your weight and health. Read more >

Losing Weight May Not Change Body Image
Losing weight may not make body image issues disappear. Read more >

Low GI Foods: The Breakfast of Champions
Eating low glycemic index foods can help prevent blood sugar spikes and overeating throughout the day. Read more >

Tried and True Methods of Weight Loss Work Best
For the overweight, the most effective, proven weight loss strategy is eating less fat and exercising more. Read more >

The Easiest Way to Lose Weight
Replacing your can of soda with water or a diet drink is one of the best diet strategies around. Read more >

Being Hungry Can Bias Your Senses
When you're hungry, you respond to food-related cues more strongly than when you’re full. Reason not to shop on an empty stomach. Read more >

Cooler Hands Can Help Increase Exercise
Something as simple as carrying a cold bottle of water can help you exercise longer... Read more >

Chocolate Lovers Are Thinner
People who eat chocolate regularly tend to weigh less, though it's not clear why. Read more >

Are Fried Foods Back on the Table?
The kind of oil you fry foods in has a big effect on how unhealthy it is. Read more >

Urinary Tract Infections May Be Caused By Bacteria in Food
The bacteria that cause some UTIs may come from contaminated foods. Careful food practices are essential. Read more >

Healthy Food Choices May Be as Simple as Green for Go
Two simple changes help people make the smarter food choices. Now to get stores and cafeterias to... Read more >

Achieving Your Goal: a Plan and a Partner Can Help
You are much more likely to stick with an exercise program and a diet if you have a partner and a plan. Read more >

Calories: Total Trumps Source When Dieting
When it comes to weight loss, the bottom line is calories consumed, not the type of calories consumed. Read more >

Eat Mindfully at Restaurants and Lose Weight
It can be done; you just have to know some of the tricks that make it possible, like sharing... Read more >

Ending the Low Fat Muffin Myth
A typical low-fat muffin may sound heart-healthy, but its downfall is its size and the sugar, sodium, and calories it contains. Read more >

The Write Diet
Writing about your most important values may help you lose weight. Read more >

The FDA Tackles Antibiotic Resistance, Targets Farm Animals
The government plans to curb antibiotic use in food animals, hoping to reduce antibiotic-resistance. Read more >

Low Protein Diets Make For Misleading Weight Loss
A diet high in carbohydrates and fat with low protein can cause a gain in body fat that is out of proportion to the calories consumed. Read more >

The Connection Between Good Nutrition and Good Cognition Becomes Clearer
Good nutrition and brain health go hand in hand; changing your diet can help protect your brain. Read more >

How to Cut Down on Chocolate
A short walk, even at work, can reduce the need to nibble at your desk. Read more >

Hope for Overweight Children
If obese or overweight kids lose the weight as they become adults, the associated health risks also seem to vanish. Read more >

Mid-Morning Snacks May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts
Snacking may be hazardous to your diet. It can be a sign of mindless eating. Read more >

Eating Canned Soup Raises BPA Levels in Your Body
Soup cans may contain BPA, a known toxin. People who ate canned soup had higher levels of this toxin in their bodies. Read more >

Controlled Portions Help With Weight Loss
Restricting yourself to a lunch of 200 calories can be a fairly painless way to lose weight. Read more >

Banned Weight Loss Supplement Still in Use
The banned weight loss supplement Pai You Guo is showing up masquerading as a "natural" supplement.. Read more >

Stimulating Environments Helps Give White Fat the Calorie-Burning Power of Brown Fat
In mice, living in a more stimulating envronment was linked to more calorie-burning brown fat. Is the same true for humans? Read more >

For Postmenopausal Women, All Weight Loss Is Not the Same
If you are 60 or older and trying to lose weight, don't skimp on protein, or the weight you lose may be muscle. Read more >

Overeating Explained by Three Neurological Processes, Not Laziness
Overeating involves neurological processes involving impulse control and reward, not laziness. Read more >

Restaurant Calorie Counts Misleading to Dieters
Calorie counts in the menus of your favorite chain restaurant often underreport the actual values... Read more >

Certain Personality Traits Linked to More Weight Gain
People who have certain personality traits, like impulsivity and cynicism, are more likely to gain weight over time. Read more >

Losing Weight vs. Maintaining Weight: Different Strategies Required
Once you have lost weight, you need to have a different set of strategies for keeping it off in order to avoid gaining it back. Read more >

Soluble Fiber Trims Belly Fat
Soluble fiber is helpful in reducing the visceral fat that accumulates around the waist and belly. Read more >

It's the Little Things - Like Chips - That Add the Pounds
The weight gained with aging is primarily due to dietary and lifestyle choices - like having an extra handful of chips. Read more >

Broccoli, the Key to a Longer Life?
Eating lots of cruciferous vegetables - like broccoli and cauliflower - appears to be related to a longer life. Read more >

How Eating Light May Make You Heavy
Fat and sugar substitutes may not help you lose weight in the long run because the craving for lots of fat and sweets remains. Read more >

Untreated Celiac Women Go Through Menopause Earlier
Women with undiagnosed celiac disease go through menopause earlier than celiac women who follow a gluten-free diet. Read more >

New Proof the Exercise Really Does Wonders for the Heart
Even light exercise can have a significant effect on the health of your heart and blood vessels. Read more >

The Roots of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
People with body dysmorphic disorder have problems in the brain's visual processing system. Read more >

MyPyramid is Out. MyPlate is In
Filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables is a good start on a healthy diet. Read more >

Cutting Out Gluten May Work for Even Asymptomatic Celiac Patients
People with celiac disease showing few or no symptoms may still benefit by going gluten-free. Read more >

Is That Salad Really a Salad?
Dieters, don't be fooled by healthy-sounding descriptions. A salad with meat and cheese is likely to be highly caloric. Read more >

Taste, Price Are Bigger Influences in Food Choice than Calories
Taste and price drive food most people's food choices. Many don't even know how many calories... Read more >

FTC Urges Courts to Shut Down Fake Health Sites, Reimburse Consumers
The FTC urges courts to crack down on fake news sites' phony claims about acai berry and weight loss Read more >

Food May Activate Same Addiction Centers in the Brain as Drugs
Food addiction and drug addiction may activate the same reward areas of the brain. Read more >

High Fructose Corn Syrup De-Mystified
All sugars are basically the same, but some seem to pose a greater risk of weight gain than others. Read more >

Chocolate: The Good, the Bad, and the... Tasty!
Cocoa contains flavanols that have health benefits, but they may be lost or reduced in the commercial processing of chocolate. Read more >

Belly Fat May Not Predict Heart Disease As Once Believed
Belly fat may not be as big a predictor of heart disease as once thought. Read more >

New Antibiotics Brings Relief to IBS Sufferers
A new antibiotic may bring significant relief to IBS sufferers; but will it work over the long-term? Read more >

Olive Oil and Leafy Greens Help Women's Hearts
Leafy greens and olive oil help protect women from heart disease. Read more >

Mediterranean Diet May Keep the Brain Young
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet significantly slows cognitive decline in seniors. Read more >

Healthy Eaters Live Longer and Better
Seniors who eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy live longer and better. Read more >

Can "Good" Cholesterol Help the Brain, Like the Heart, Stay Fit?
In addition to helping your heart, higher levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease. Read more >

New Recommendations for Vitamin D and Calcium
The daily requirements for calcium and vitamin D have been changed to avoid certain problems, but controversy remains. Read more >

Gaining a Few Pounds Significantly Ups Heart Disease Risk
Gaining just a few pounds can up your risk for heart disease by as much as 50%. Read more >

Many Kids Skipping Meals and Snacking Instead
When kids skip meals, they snack instead which raises the chance they will take in empty calories... Read more >

Go Online to Take Off Weight
Want to lose weight? Let your computer or cell phone help you. Online feedback can improve results. Read more >

Study Predicts Obesity Rates Will Continue to Rise
Having obese friends raises your chances of becoming obese considerably. Read more >

Stress Not So Bad for the Belly
Stress isn't behind as much weight gain as was previously thought, but there are sex differences... Read more >

Whole Grains May Reduce the Belly
Eating more whole grains (and fewer refined grains) can help reduce belly fat, and your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Read more >

Paying with Cash Curbs Junk Food Spending
Research shows that if you pay with cash instead of credit, you'll be less likely to buy junk food Read more >

FDA Gives Thumbs Down to New Weight Loss Drug, Lorcaserin
A panel of FDA experts says the risks outweigh the benefits of Lorcaserin. What's next? Read more >

The Body Can Increase Number, Not Just Size, of Fat Cells
In contrast to conventional beliefs, the body can actually grow new fat cells, rather than just enlarge those it already has. Read more >

Fighting Back Against Diabetes
Simple lifestyle changes in diet and exercise can greatly reduce the health impact of Type 2 diabetes. Read more >

Water: The Dieter's Best Friend
Drinking water before meals can increase weight loss by 40%. Read more >

Lose Weight Today, Feel Better Immediately
Weight loss reduces the aches and pains of being overweight. This can be a major motivator for dieters. Read more >

Think It's OK to Gain a Few Pounds? Not for Blood Vessels, Researchers Say
Losing just a few pounds, especially around your middle, may help your blood vessels work better. Read more >

Why Some Public Health Weight Loss Campaigns Fail
Even well-meaning weight loss campaigns may end up turning off the people they are meant to inspire. Read more >

No Evidence That Weight Loss Supplements Work
Many weight-loss supplements appear to be no more effective than a placebo. Read more >

Biggest Losers Do Better
Slower may not always better when it comes to weight loss. Losing a fair amount of weight quickly tends to lead to better results. Read more >

Convenience Stores May Be Hazardous to Your Waistline
Neighborhood convenience stores may be hazardous to your waistline. The high ratio of junk food is behind the problem Read more >

Ditch The Car and Hop on The Train If You Want to Shed Pounds
Leaving the car at home and taking the train can help you be more active and lose some weight. Read more >

Why We Favor Fatty Over Healthy Foods
The "hunger hormone" ghrelin not only makes you hungry, it also appears to make you crave. Read more >

Diabetes More Likely for White Rice Eaters than Brown Rice Eaters
Eating whole grains, such as barley and brown rice lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more >

Fructose May Increase Fat Cells in Kids
If fructose didn't already have a bad enough rap, now it seems to help kids' fat cells proliferate. Read more >

Cartoon Characters May Sway Kids to Make Poor Food Choices
Kids say foods taste better when cartoon characters are on the label... Read more >

A Simple Way to Eat Less
Keep serving platters off the table during meals and reduce calories by 20%. Read more >

Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet May Lie in the Olive Oil
Olive oil is a big reason why the Mediterranean diet is healthful. The phenols in it suppress genes involved in inflammation. Read more >

If You're Trying to Watch Your Weight: Sleep
One good way to keep from over-eating is to be sure to get enough sleep. Read more >

Don't Replace Saturated Fats with Carbs If You Want to Help Your Heart, Study Finds
Replacing saturated fats with low-glycemic foods - not high-glycemic foods - may be a good way to reduce heart attack risk. Read more >

Chocolate Cuts Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke, Lowers Blood Pressure
Eating the equivalent of a square of chocolate every day can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke Read more >

New Study Outlines Just How Active You Need To Be To Stay Trim
An hour a day of moderate exercise like walking or a half-hour of vigorous exercise like jogging can prevent weight gain. Read more >

High-Protein Diet May Increase Bad Cholesterol, Study Finds
You may lose weight on a high−protein, low−carb diet, but you are also likely to be raising your "bad" cholesterol. Read more >

A Little Extra Weight May Help the Elderly Live Longer
Once you are over 70, a few extra pounds may actually be beneficial and may add to longevity. Read more >

The Role of Ghrelin in Overeating
Blocking the action of the hunger hormone, ghrelin, just may ease that obsession with nachos. Read more >

Menu Labels May Mean Less Overeating
Early research suggests that putting calorie information on menus really can help reduce overeating. Read more >

If You Want to Eat Less, Work Out in the Heat
Working out in warmer conditions (think non-AC rooms) reduces hunger, thanks to peptide YY, which signals fullness. Read more >

Yo-Yo Dieting May Work Like Addiction in the Brain
Yo-yo dieting may generate a withdrawal effect in the brain, increasing the likelihood of a relapse. Read more >

To Keep Weight off, Trade in TVs for Treadmills, Say Researchers
Your home environment is the single most important factor in losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Read more >

Keep Good Fats in the Diet, Researchers Urge
Fats high in omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids (like safflower oil) can lower blood sugar. Read more >

Alcoholism, Depression, and Obesity Create Vicious Triangle in Women
Women who obsessively replay negative events in their mind are more at risk for alcoholism, depression and obesity. Read more >

High Sugar Diet Raises Blood Pressure
Uric acid, produced by the breakdown of fructose, can raise blood pressure and the risk metabolic syndrome. Read more >

Fatty Foods Tell the Brain to Keep on Eating
Foods high in saturated fat actually change your brain's chemistry and interfere with its ability to signal that you are full. Read more >

What's your Highest Healthy Weight?
The Maximum Weight Limit, a simplification of the BMI, gives people what they most need -- a weight over which they should not go. The calculation... Read more >

Mediterranean Diet Helps Diabetics Stay off Blood Sugar Meds
The so−called Mediterranean diet appears to help some diabetics reduce their need for blood sugar medications. Read more >

As the Waist Grows Larger, The Brain Gets Smaller
Obese and overweight people have less brain tissue than do those who are normal weight. Read more >

Coupling Mediterranean Diet and Exercise May Ward off Alzheimer's
Eating a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet is linked to significantly lower rates of Alzheimerss disease. Read more >

Minding Your Weight with Yoga
Being mindful of what you eat can help you shed pounds. Read more >

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Fatty Acids in Red Meats and Margarines
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) appears linked to the consumption of omega 6 fatty acids found in red meat. Read more >

Foods' Glycemic Index Linked to Risk of Breast Cancer
Glycemic load is significantly correlated with estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer. Read more >

Weighty Matters: The Risks of Obesity During Pregnancy
Obese women pass on insulin resistance -- abnormally high insulin and blood sugar levels -- to their infants in utero. Read more >

Want to Exercise? Get a Dog
Dogs make good exercise companions -- and motivators. Read more >

Let Them Drink Water
Between the 1970s and the early 2000s, the rates of obesity in children ages 2-11 years nearly doubled. Read more >

Women Who Eat Low-Glycemic Breakfasts Burn More Fat, Feel Fuller
Low-glycemic foods, like whole grains, take longer to break down than high glycemic foods do, resulting in a slower climb in blood sugar. Read more >

Drinks Sweetened with Fructose May Pose Heart Risk
Fructose, in contrast to its relative, glucose, appears to have a negative effect on heart health. Read more >

3 Grams Less Saves Lives
Limiting salt by even a half-teaspoon a day could have a significant impact. Read more >

Pick a Guideline, Any Guideline
Exercise guidelines differ on particulars, but in generally, they agree that 30 minutes a day, four or five days a week is the goal. Read more >

Mediterranean Diets High in Nuts May Help with Heart Disease
Nuts may help prevent metabolic syndrome. Read more >

Sugar Addiction in Rats
The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as including three stages: craving, bingeing, and withdrawal. Read more >

Risks for Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors that increases the chance of contracting heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Read more >

Triglycerides and Stroke
As triglyceride levels go up, so does the risk of stroke. Read more >

Obese Children's Arteries Are Just as Bad as Middle-Aged Adults'
The vascular "age" of obese children is like that of middle-aged adults, based on the amount of plaque build-up. Read more >

Keeping Those Pounds Off
When it comes to maintaining weight loss, telephone counseling appears to be just as effective as face-to-face counseling. Read more >

How Calorie-Dense is Your Diet?
The two most important factors that determine the calorie density of a food are fat and water content. Read more >

Exercise: Every Little Bit Helps
When it comes to exercise, more may be better, but some is much better than none at all. Read more >

Why the Brainy May Pack on the Pounds
Glucose and insulin levels fluctuate much more during mental work than during periods of relaxation. Read more >

Eating Eggs for Breakfast May Help Dieters Shed Pounds
Eating a low calorie breakfast of eggs is good for your diet. Read more >

Treating Heart Risk in the Obese — Pills Are Not Enough
Prevention, not handing out pills, is the key to improving risk for heart disease. Read more >

A Weight Loss Surgery Guide
With obesity on the rise, more and more people are considering bariatric (weight loss) surgery... Read more >

Low Fat Diet Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Eating low-fat dairy foods is associated with a lower risk of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure. Read more >

Triglycerides: the New Cholesterol?
Triglycerides are a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease and should be routinely monitored. Read more >

A Stimulating Experience
Once used to treat Parkinson's and other movement disorders, deep brain stimulation surgery, or DBS, may have the potential to treat a wide variety of other conditions. Read more >

Eat Less Or Exercise More? A Little of Either Will Help Your Heart
The heart is not picky. Whether you eat less or exercise more, it responds to weight loss. Read more >

Women and the Mid-Life Stroke
Middle-aged women have a far greater risk of stroke than do men. Read more >

Gastric Bypass & Vitamin B1 Deficiency
Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgery sometimes lead to a dangerous vitamin deficiency that can cause memory loss, confusion, lack of coordination and other problems, according to a new study. Read more >

Cause of Antipsychotic Weight Gain Found
Scientists have finally found out how and why some powerful drugs used for treating mental illnesses cause people to gain dramatic amounts of weight. Read more >

Heart Failure: Fatter Is Better?
There is an obesity paradox in cardiovascular health. Heavier people tend to survive health crises better, but are more at risk. Read more >

Folic Acid Cuts Heart Disease Risk
For years, mounting research has indicated that consumption of folic acid is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Read more >

Obesity and Your Baby's Diet
Minimally processed, natural food can help protect your baby against obesity later in life, according to the latest research. Read more >

Quit Smoking. Get Fat.
Quitting smoking can result in a substantial weight gain. Forewarned is forearmed. Read more >

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