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  • Oct 2018

    Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed

    New research challenges existing beliefs on the origins of diabetes, suggesting that overall fat tissue may be to blame, rather than the liver or pancreas.

  • Oct 2018

    How to increase your metabolism

    Many factors influence the speed of a person’s metabolism, including their muscle mass, activity level, and genetics. There are several ways to boost metabolism, including eating at regular times, trying high-intensity interval training, and reducing stress. Here, learn about these and other strategies.

  • Oct 2018

    Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes?

    Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include being overweight and having high blood sugar levels. Although fruit does contain sugar, eating it as part of a balanced and healthful diet is unlikely to cause diabetes. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    How do you lose belly fat?

    Belly fat, or excess fat around the abdomen, has causes that include lack of exercise, poor diet, and stress. Being more active, improving nutrition, getting better sleep, and cutting alcohol intake can all help people to shed belly fat. Learn more about the causes of belly fat, and how best to lose it, here.

  • Oct 2018

    Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

    A new clinical trial reports that a weight loss drug can reduce diabetes risk and increases the chances of remission among those who have the condition.

  • Oct 2018

    Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

    Researchers warn that fluctuations in a series of health measurements, including body weight, are linked with a heightened risk of cardiovascular events.

  • Oct 2018

    Are our brains trying to stop us from exercising?

    What is the so-called exercise paradox, and why does our brain want us to stay home rather than head to the gym? A new study investigates.

  • Sep 2018

    How does being busy affect your lifestyle choices?

    New research has found that the busier a person is, the more likely they are to make better, more healthful choices, including diet, exercise, and money.

  • Sep 2018

    Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

    A new motivational intervention technique is very effective in keeping people on track with their weight loss efforts, a recent study demonstrates.

  • Sep 2018

    Home remedies and lifestyle tips for reducing acid reflux

    Acid reflux is very common and occurs when stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe, where it causes heartburn. Home remedies and lifestyle tips that can reduce or prevent acid reflux include losing weight, keeping a food diary, eating regular meals, and raising the head of the bed. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    Eating when full: A battle between two brain signals

    Why do we keep eating when we're full? Scientists uncover a fight for control between two small adjacent brain areas plus involvement of the opioid system.

  • Sep 2018

    What are the best sources of omega-3?

    Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients. Oily fish, seeds, and nuts are among the best sources. In this article, we take a look at 15 omega-3-rich foods.

  • Sep 2018

    Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

    New research examines the cardiometabolic health risks associated with irregular bedtimes among older adults over a 10-year period.

  • Sep 2018

    What are the pros and cons of a juice cleanse?

    Juice cleanses involve consuming only juice for a few days. Some people claim that they can aid weight loss and detoxify the body, but the evidence is scarce. Learn about the pros and cons here.

  • Sep 2018

    High-fiber foods for a healthful diet

    Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of the best high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains.

  • Sep 2018

    Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly

    A study of people who had strokes finds that symptoms were less severe in those who did light to moderate exercise, such as 4 hours of walking per week.

  • Sep 2018

    How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity

    Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows.

  • Sep 2018

    Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain?

    Newly published research finds that mannose, a type of sugar, has surprising effects on metabolism, weight gain, and the gut's microbiome.

  • Sep 2018

    Weight loss surgery: How taste influences success

    How does a person's taste in foods following weight loss surgery influence how successful the procedure is? A new study may have answered this question.

  • Sep 2018

    What are the best exercises for bat wings?

    Strengthening the arms can help improve the muscles and promote fat loss. This can help to improve the shape of the arms and reduce excess and drooping skin that is there. This excess skin is sometimes known as "bat wings" or "bingo wings." Learn more about how to get rid of bat wings.

  • Sep 2018

    How body fat affects men's and women's health differently

    New research in rodents helps us understand why women are better protected against the harmful effects of excessive body fat than men.

  • Sep 2018

    How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis?

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disorder that affects the immune system and may cause joint stiffness or pain. RA may make sleep difficult, and a lack of sleep may make the condition worse. There are many tips for improving sleep including avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about how to sleep better with RA here.

  • Sep 2018

    Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay

    Deleting the RNA-silencing protein Ago2 in mice's livers changed the animals' energy metabolism and prevented obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.

  • Sep 2018

    What are the most healthful nuts you can eat?

    Nuts are one of the best sources of plant-based protein, and they provide a wide range of other nutrients and healthful fatty acids. A diet that contains nuts has the potential to improve both heart and overall health. In this article, we take a look at six of the healthiest nuts and their nutritional profiles.

  • Sep 2018

    These supplements may actually harm your health

    A new study finds that numerous weight loss and fitness supplements contain unsafe amounts of a substance that may harm cardiovascular health.