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  • Jul 2019

    Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

    New research reveals the cardiometabolic benefits that a small reduction in calorie intake can have on people who are not overweight or obese.

  • Jul 2019

    What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?

    Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    How many calories do eggs contain?

    Eggs are rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, among other vital nutrients. In this article, learn how many calories an egg contains, as well as the risks and benefits of eating eggs.

  • Jul 2019

    Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery

    My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever.

  • Jul 2019

    New research may explain why evolution made humans 'fat'

    Scientists compare how fat cell DNA is packaged in humans, chimps, and other primates. The results reveal the role of evolution in human fat metabolism.

  • Jul 2019

    Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight

    While genes can raise obesity risk, they interact with environment to drive up BMI, with environment likely contributing more, Norwegian study suggests.

  • Jul 2019

    New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome

    A new study finds that taking Akkermansia bacteria in pasteurized form as a food supplement improves metabolic parameters in people with prediabetes.

  • Jul 2019

    Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows

    According to a recent study, people experiencing poor sleep may be less able to lose unwanted weight, even when taking part in a weight loss program.

  • Jul 2019

    What are the best exercises for MS?

    Exercise can help improve physical and mental well-being for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this article, we look at the best types of exercise for people with MS and give tips for staying safe.

  • Jul 2019

    Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

    Research in a large cohort of women over the age of 50 suggests that body shape, resulting from fat distribution, is associated with cardiovascular risk.

  • Jul 2019

    Type 2 diabetes: Low carb diet, without weight loss, may lower risk

    New research suggests that a diet low in carbs may reverse metabolic syndrome among people with obesity who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

  • Jun 2019

    Exercise may increase lifespan 'regardless of past activity levels'

    New research finds that becoming more active significantly lowers a person's death risk, regardless of how active they have been in the past.

  • Jun 2019

    What are the best meat substitutes?

    A variety of meat substitutes are available, including tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Learn about the nutritional value of these and other meat substitutes here.

  • Jun 2019

    Obesity: How diet changes the brain and promotes overeating

    In a study in mice, researchers found that neurons that normally signal to the brain to stop eating are less active in obese animals.

  • Jun 2019

    What are some slow-release carbs?

    Slow-release carbs include quinoa, vegetables, and white bread alternatives. They provide a gradual supply of energy for the body. Learn more about slow-release carb foods and the Glycemic index (GI) here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about the endomorph diet

    People with the endomorph body type can gain weight quickly. For this reason, they may wish to avoid processed foods and those with a high fat content. Certain types of exercise are also beneficial for people with endomorphic bodies. Learn more about the endomorph diet here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about sugar in fruit

    Fruit contains natural sugar. Although natural sugar is good for health, it is important to remember that consuming fruit juices and canned fruit can increase overall sugar intake. Learn more about the sugar in fruit here.

  • Jun 2019

    What are the best ways to eat more protein?

    Protein is an important part of anyone’s diet. A person can increase the amount of protein that they consume in various ways, including eating certain foods, trying supplements, and possibly by eating at specific times. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Fighting obesity with a single cup of coffee

    A first-of-its-kind study finds that caffeine is an effective way to stimulate brown fat in cultured cells and humans, pointing to new obesity treatments.

  • Jun 2019

    Treatments and remedies for dark inner thighs

    Dark inner thighs can occur when extra pigment develops in a process called hyperpigmentation. Although dark inner thighs are harmless, some people may wish to use home remedies and treatments to reduce areas of darker skin. Learn more about the treatment options for, and potential causes of, dark inner thighs here.

  • Jun 2019

    What causes shortness of breath when lying down?

    Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options.

  • Jun 2019

    Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance

    A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity.

  • Jun 2019

    Intermittent fasting: How I got started

    Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about cardiac muscle tissue

    Cardiac muscle tissue exists only in the heart. Here, it is responsible for keeping the heart pumping and relaxing normally. Conditions that affect this tissue can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Doing aerobic exercise can help keep cardiac muscle tissue strong and healthy. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

    The largest ongoing nutrition study reveals important differences in how people respond to food and why personalized diets are the future of nutrition.