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  • Sep 2019

    How to eat 1,200 calories a day

    People can eat 1,200 calories a day to lose weight safely by adding more filling foods, such as protein rich foods, to their diet. Learn more about how to eat 1,200 calories a day and stay healthy here.

  • Sep 2019

    Calorie restriction plus exercise can make bones more fragile

    New research in female mice reveals that exercising while on a low calorie diet can decrease quality and quantity of bone instead of increasing robustness.

  • Sep 2019

    What ways are there to measure body fat?

    There are various ways to measure the percentage of body fat, and some are more high tech than others. In this article, we describe the range of methods, include those that a person can try at home.

  • Sep 2019

    What's the difference between the keto and Atkins diets?

    The keto and Atkins diets are two low carbohydrate eating plans. People use them to lose weight and promote health. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    Does the keto diet affect cholesterol?

    Because the keto diet involves limiting the intake of carbohydrates, it can help reduce cholesterol levels. However, the diet is not suitable for everyone. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    WHO urge nutrition interventions against worrying global trends

    In a new report, the World Health Organization argue that nations must prioritize nutrition interventions to fight global trends in obesity and hunger.

  • Sep 2019

    What are the best drinks for losing weight?

    Healthful weight loss requires changes to exercise and diet routines. Some drinks may support weight loss, while others add calories. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying

    A new study of healthy young adults suggests that standing more could be a simple way to raise daily energy expenditure and compensate for sedentariness.

  • Sep 2019

    Keto and paleo diets: What are the differences?

    The keto and paleo diets are gaining popularity. They have some similarities and several key differences. Learn more about their food lists, benefits, and side effects, here.

  • Sep 2019

    What are the best breakfasts for losing weight?

    We explore the best foods to eat at breakfast for people trying to lose weight. We also discuss healthful breakfast options for vegans and vegetarians.

  • Sep 2019

    Why does the keto diet cause flu-like symptoms?

    The ketogenic diet can cause minor, short term symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue, and headaches. People sometimes call this the keto flu. It occurs as the body gets used to the diet. Learn about causes and treatments here.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about raspberry ketones

    Raspberry ketones are the compounds that give raspberries their smell. Some people believe that they provide health benefits. Learn about the possible uses and side effects of raspberry ketones here.

  • Sep 2019

    Is dairy good or bad for your health?

    Expert opinions are divided as to whether dairy is good or bad for a person’s health. Many dairy products contain vital nutrients, but consuming too much could lead to health risks. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    How to gain weight on the face

    It is difficult to gain weight specifically on the face, but putting weight on generally or improving muscle tone can make a person's face appear fuller. Certain facial exercises and topical products may also help. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    What is the average time to run a mile?

    The time it takes to run a mile depends on a person’s age, sex, and fitness level, among other factors. Various strategies can help a person improve their time. Learn more about average mile times here.

  • Sep 2019

    What to do to reduce facial fat

    Some people have concerns about excess facial fat. This article outlines seven tips for helping prevent and reduce excess facial fat.

  • Sep 2019

    What are the worst foods for gut health?

    The gut microbiome affects many aspects of human health, and the foods people eat can have a huge impact on the bacteria in their gut. Learn about the worst foods for gut health here.

  • Sep 2019

    Type 2 diabetes, obesity: Weight loss surgery may lower death risk

    A large study finds that weight loss surgery lowers the risk of death and cardiovascular events among people with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  • Sep 2019

    Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people

    New research highlights some of the overall health benefits that alternate-day fasting has for healthy individuals who do not have obesity.

  • Aug 2019

    The 7 best supplements for keto diets

    People following the keto diet may find that certain supplements can help boost its effectiveness, prevent nutrient deficiencies, and reduce side effects. In this article, we highlight the best supplements and explain why they might be useful.

  • Aug 2019

    Is allulose a healthful alternative to sugar?

    Alluose is a natural sweetener that can be used as an alternative to sugar. Learn about the possible health benefits, risks, and how to use allulose here.

  • Aug 2019

    Diabetes, obesity: Is gene editing the answer?

    In a new study in obese, diabetic mice, researchers used a modified CRISPR gene editing tool to reduce body weight and improve signs of type 2 diabetes.

  • Aug 2019

    Everything you need to know about plant based diets

    A plant based diet is one that focuses on healthful wholefoods and excludes or limits meat and dairy products. Learn more about the benefits and how to follow a plant based diet here.

  • Aug 2019

    Is red meat bad for your health?

    Red meat is a good source of protein and iron, though research has linked it to heart disease, certain cancers, and other health conditions. Learn whether red meat is good or bad for health, as well as what the official dietary guidelines recommend, here.

  • Aug 2019

    Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems

    New research suggests that tiring after light physical tasks or exercise could be a signal for cardiovascular disease when people get older.