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  • May 2019

    Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it's about more than calories

    Volunteers in a clinical trials unit ate only processed foods and put on 2 pounds within 2 weeks. Those that ate unprocessed foods lost the equivalent.

  • May 2019

    What to know about a low-protein diet

    People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What foods reduce testosterone?

    Certain foods influence hormones. Soy products, dairy, and alcohol all reduce testosterone. Lifestyle changes can help a person maintain their hormone levels. Learn more about some of the foods that lower testosterone here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

    Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods such as fish. Their potential benefits include reducing inflammation and heart disease risk. Adversely, omega-3s may cause bleeding problems if someone is on certain medication. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about calories and body fat

    A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than they burn. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    How can I eat a low-calorie diet as a vegan?

    Low-calorie foods such as soy, oats, fruit, and popcorn can help people feel full for longer. They are also suitable for vegans and many of those following other diets. Learn more about the best low-calorie foods for vegans here.

  • May 2019

    Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?

    Clinical trial participants were less hungry and more satisfied after breakfast with avocado than a low-fat meal. But the study received industry backing.

  • May 2019

    How to burn fat if you cannot workout

    People who are unable to exercise frequently can use other methods to burn fat, such as eating more protein, trying intermittent fasting, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

    A new study in mouse models shows that a high-fat diet can alter signaling mechanisms in the brain, leading to depression-like behaviors.

  • May 2019

    Do we have the wrong idea about the global obesity 'epidemic?'

    To date, experts have seen urbanization trends as a key driver of the global obesity 'epidemic,' but a major new study now challenges that assumption.

  • May 2019

    Diabetes: Best diets for weight loss

    Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar and prevent complications. Learn about the best diets to lose weight safely here.

  • May 2019

    Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

    Many adults in the United States reach for unhealthful, sugary foods, with potentially negative health consequences. Could an experimental game help them?

  • May 2019

    What to know about the Whole30 diet

    The Whole30 diet involves not eating grains, legumes, dairy, and specific other food groups for 30 days. It is safe to try for most people and may have health benefits. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

    Researchers explain that lifestyle choices can change how our genes behave without altering our genetic code, driving obesity and diabetes.

  • May 2019

    How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

    Several factors increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In this article, learn about how to prevent the condition by losing weight, exercising, and eating a balanced diet.

  • May 2019

    What are the benefits of pickles?

    Pickles are vegetables that people put in jars with brine. Fermented pickles can have a variety of health benefits, as they encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Learn more.

  • May 2019

    Physical fitness might protect against lung and bowel cancers

    A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases.

  • May 2019

    What to know about a blood clot in the leg

    A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, red skin, and warmth in the surrounding area. Risk factors include age. Maintaining a healthy weight and doing regular exercise can prevent blood clots from developing.

  • May 2019

    Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

    Scientists identify three types of fat precursor cell and suggest that the distribution of these cells could predict obesity-related conditions.

  • May 2019

    Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

    A new study that used data from 136 countries concludes that consuming more rice could reduce global obesity. However, significant questions remain.

  • May 2019

    Are there carbs in popcorn?

    The majority of popcorn is carbohydrates, and people can consume it as part of a healthful diet. Learn more about how many carbs are in popcorn, and how to enjoy it here.

  • May 2019

    To control blood sugar, set strict meal times

    A small study has found that men who are at risk of diabetes could benefit from following a time-restricted diet, which can improve blood sugar control.

  • May 2019

    Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

    Researchers have now established that greater body weight increases a person's psoriasis risk. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain unknown.

  • Apr 2019

    How to calculate the calories a person burns while sleeping

    Even when resting or asleep, the body is continuously burning calories to stay alive and healthy. A person can estimate how many calories they burn while sleeping by first calculating their basal metabolic rate (BMR). BMR is the number of calories that the body burns each day when at rest. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

    New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years.