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  • Jan 2019

    Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

    Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve increased levels of ketones in the body. However, they are not the same thing. Nutritional ketosis is the aim of the ketogenic diet, and it is generally safe, whereas ketoacidosis is a complication of type 1 diabetes that can be life-threatening. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What are macadamia nuts good for?

    Macadamia nuts are a nutritious food with many potential benefits, including lowering the risk of heart disease and possibly helping prevent cancer. Learn more about the benefits of macadamia nuts, as well as some drawbacks to be aware of, here.

  • Jan 2019

    Stair-climbing exercise 'snacks' boost health

    New research finds that quick sessions of vigorous stair climbing, separated by a few hours of recovery, can improve cardiovascular health.

  • Jan 2019

    Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage

    A recent study has linked central obesity to shrinkage in certain parts of the brain. The question now is whether obesity causes brain shrinkage.

  • Jan 2019

    Our guide to the Mediterranean diet

    The Mediterranean diet focuses on whole foods and includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Learn about the benefits and see a sample meal plan here.

  • Jan 2019

    Intermittent fasting boosts health by strengthening daily rhythms

    A new study explores the impact of fasting on our daily rhythms. The authors conclude that fasting may protect health by boosting cyclic gene expression.

  • Jan 2019

    What are the benefits of oregano oil?

    Oregano oil is a concentrated liquid that contains two main compounds: carvacrol and thymol. This oil is not as concentrated as oregano essential oil. The compounds have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Learn about the possible benefits here.

  • Jan 2019

    How to burn more fat naturally

    Losing weight requires a person to eat fewer calories than their body burns. This typically involves eating less and exercising more. However, some foods and supplements may stimulate the metabolism to naturally burn more fat. Learn more about natural fat burners here.

  • Jan 2019

    Exercise can halve heart attack risk in healthy people

    New research shows that high cardiorespiratory fitness cuts the risk of heart attack in half among healthy people with no history of heart disease.

  • Jan 2019

    What are the benefits of oatmeal?

    Oatmeal is a popular breakfast food because it is high in protein and dietary fiber. In this article, learn about the benefits of oatmeal and how to make it.

  • Jan 2019

    What are the health benefits of xylitol?

    Xylitol has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an attractive sweetener for people with diabetes and those trying to lose weight. Some research suggests that it may also have benefits for dental health and ear infections, as well as antioxidant properties. Learn more about xylitol here.

  • Jan 2019

    What foods help burn fat?

    Foods that help people burn fat include split peas, chili peppers, coconut oil, and oily fish. Learn more about the best foods for burning fat, and how to add them to the diet, here.

  • Jan 2019

    Does this common food additive stop us exercising?

    New research, conducted in both mice and humans, finds a strong link between the consumption of phosphate and reduced levels of physical activity.

  • Jan 2019

    20 ways to lose weight safely

    Fad diets and rapid weight loss can be unsafe and often lead to people regaining the weight later on. In this article, learn how to lose weight safely by making long-term lifestyle changes.

  • Jan 2019

    Does L-theanine have health benefits?

    L-theanine is a natural compound that is present in green tea and black tea. In this article, we look at the potential health benefits and risks of L-theanine as well as its dosage.

  • Jan 2019

    How to tell if you have a femoral hernia

    A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Symptoms include a lump and sometimes pain in the area. Diagnosis may include imaging tests, and there can be complications. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?

    Many people have misconceptions about type 2 diabetes. In this article, we discuss five of the common myths surrounding this condition and provide the truths.

  • Jan 2019

    Can the Isagenix diet help you lose weight?

    The Isagenix diet is a weight loss system that involves eating Isagenix products for 30 days. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, safety, and evidence behind the Isagenix diet.

  • Jan 2019

    Artificial sweeteners make 'no difference' to health

    According to a recent meta-analysis, non-sugar sweeteners make little or no difference to health outcomes, including weight loss, diabetes risk, and BMI.

  • Jan 2019

    A guide to eating a balanced diet

    A balanced diet fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs and includes foods from the five essential food groups. Learn more about building a healthful, balanced diet here.

  • Jan 2019

    Does Hydroxycut work for weight loss?

    Hydroxycut is a weight loss supplement that contains caffeine, as well as other extracts and minerals. In this article, find out whether it is effective and learn about the possible risks.

  • Jan 2019

    What are the most filling foods?

    Certain foods make people feel full for longer, which may help with calorie consumption. These foods include eggs, nuts, and pulses. Learn more about the most filling foods to eat here.

  • Dec 2018

    Mindfulness 'has huge potential' as a weight loss strategy

    New evidence supports the idea that mindfulness techniques can enhance and facilitate weight loss efforts by encouraging better eating habits.

  • Dec 2018

    Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell

    A recent review investigates the surprising links between the sense of smell and obesity risk. The findings have implications for future treatments.

  • Dec 2018

    The 12 best ways to lose butt fat

    People can reduce their overall body fat and strengthen and tone their butt and upper leg muscles by doing certain exercises and making lifestyle changes. In this article, we discuss exercises and other methods to help a person lose butt fat.