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  • Mar 2019

    Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

    A new review of existing studies examines the effects of sit-stand desks on work performance, posture, behavior, health, and more.

  • Mar 2019

    Can CBD help you lose weight?

    Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant. Some people claim that it can aid weight loss by supressing appetite and burning fat. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    What to know about cod

    Cod contains vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This makes it a very beneficial food source. Learn more about the health benefits of eating cod here.

  • Mar 2019

    What are the early symptoms of cancer in men?

    Men have a higher risk of dying from cancer than women in the United States. However, recognizing the early signs can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Early symptoms of cancer in men can include changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, testicular changes, and difficulties urinating. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    Does coconut oil promote weight loss?

    Many people claim that adding coconut oil to the diet can help promote weight loss. However, these claims tend to rely on studies that investigated medium-chain triglycerides oils rather than coconut oil itself. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    Could green tea help fight obesity?

    A new study finds more evidence of the health benefits of consuming green tea. The authors conclude that it might reduce the risk of obesity.

  • Mar 2019

    What to know about mustard oil

    Mustard oil may benefit the body by combatting inflammation and lowering the chance of cardiovascular disease. However, certain uses may not be safe. Learn more about the benefits and risks of mustard oil here.

  • Mar 2019

    Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?

    The amount of sugar a person should consume varies, depending on their sex and age. In this article, we look at the recommended intake, as well as how to cut back on added sugar.

  • Mar 2019

    What to know about the lemon detox diet

    The lemon detox diet involves drinking a lemon juice mixture for a set period. There is no evidence to support the diet, and it can potentially be harmful. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know

    People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weight with this condition.

  • Mar 2019

    Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?

    A new study indicates that people with moderate muscle strength have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Resistance training could contribute to this effect.

  • Mar 2019

    Trying to eat healthfully? Choose an indulgent dessert first

    An unusual study finds that when people choose an indulgent dessert before picking the rest of their meal, overall, they will consume fewer calories.

  • Mar 2019

    Can I safely lose weight during pregnancy?

    Many women wonder whether it is safe or healthy to lose weight during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the potential risks of doing this and explain safe methods to avoid weight-related complications in pregnancy.

  • Mar 2019

    18 ways to get a flat stomach

    It can be challenging to get rid of abdominal fat, but there are many techniques that people can use to help get a flat stomach. These include eating more fiber, doing resistance training, and reducing stress.

  • Mar 2019

    Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival

    New research further strengthens the theory that excessive body fat may have a protective effect and improve survival after a stroke.

  • Mar 2019

    Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss

    The results of a new study warn that weekend lie-ins cannot effectively erase the harm resulting from insufficient sleep throughout the working week.

  • Mar 2019

    The key to weight loss: 'Log often, lose more'

    Contrary to popular opinion, dietary self-monitoring, which is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, takes less than quarter of an hour each day.

  • Mar 2019

    Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

    A recent study charts the effect of recreational marijuana laws on the purchase of junk food. Their findings provide new evidence for the 'munchies.'

  • Mar 2019

    Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

    Researchers warn that, despite some efforts from fast-food chains to improve their menus, what they offer is probably more harmful to health than ever.

  • Mar 2019

    How to get into ketosis fast

    Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. Some people use a ketogenic diet to help them lose weight. Learn how to get into ketosis faster here.

  • Mar 2019

    February 2019: Nutrition research highlights

    In this Spotlight feature, we give you an overview of some of the most remarkable nutrition-related research published in February 2019.

  • Feb 2019

    What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

    Water chestnuts are tuber vegetables that grow underwater. They are low in calories and contain antioxidants, and they can be a healthful addition to a balanced diet.

  • Feb 2019

    Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight

    When trying to lose weight, it is important to choose nutritionally dense foods and to avoid those that are high in calories, sugars, and unhealthful fats but low in nutrients. Here, learn about 14 foods to avoid when dieting.

  • Feb 2019

    Obesity and the 'self-control' brain area: What is the link?

    A new review suggests that the prefrontal cortex, a brain area involved in planning and decision making, has a 'reciprocal relationship' with obesity.

  • Feb 2019

    What diet is best for older adults?

    Finding the best way for older adults to lose weight safely can be challenging. A new study may help guide nutritional decisions in this population.