Slipping Into A Food Coma? Blame Your Gut Microbes

When you push away your plate, loosen your belt and announce, “I couldn’t manage another bite!” it may be your gut microbes talking, according to a new study. Researchers found chemical clues hinting that, when certain bacteria in the belly have had enough to eat, they tell the brain that it’s time to put down […]

This diet study upends everything people thought they knew about ‘healthy’ food

If you’ve ever tried out the latest diet fad only to find yourself gaining weight and feeling awful and wondered what you were doing wrong, scientists now have an explanation for you. Israeli researchers, writing in the journal Cell this week, have found that different people’s bodies respond to eating the same meal very differently — which means that a diet that […]

New Study Highlights Dangers Of Belly Fat, Even For Normal-Weight People

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pot belly can be a bad thing — even if you’re not considered overweight. New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs. […]

Weight-Loss App Doesn’t Help Young Adults Shed Pounds

Young American adults own smartphones at a higher rate than any other age group. Researchers from Duke University wanted to see if capitalizing on that smartphone usage with a low-cost weight-loss app might help the 35 percent of young adults in the U.S. who are overweight or obese. If you’re rooting for smartphones to solve […]

Orthorexia: when healthy eating turns against you

Orthorexia is an obsession with only eating food the sufferer believes to be healthy. But while the condition can have damaging health implications, experts are divided over a diagnosis The summer Kaila Prins turned 13, she started breaking out in hives all over her body. Her mother remembered that when she was a baby she […]

Eating Fish May Help Prevent Depression

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you help lower his risk for depression. It may not be as catchy as the old saying, but with theJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health‘s recently published meta-analysis study, which found a link between high fish consumption […]

Scientists Fed Volunteers 6,000 Calories For Science

It’s such an obvious fact that it hardly feels worth stating, but we all know that eating more calories than you burn makes you gain weight, leading to obesity. What is poorly understood, however, is why this often leads to Type 2 diabetes. In an attempt to get to the bottom of this, a team […]

Eating ‘on the go’ could lead to weight gain, new research finds

In a new study published today in the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found dieters who eat ‘on the go’ may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity.  The findings from the study also showed that eating while walking around […]

Science Proved: Exercise Does Make You Happy

Scientists in the US have found that a feel-good exercise hormone called irisin does indeed exist in humans, putting to bed long-disputed claims that it is a myth. The research team, led by Bruce Spiegelman from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, usedmass spectrometry to look for irisin in blood samples of individuals after exercise, finding that […]

Benefits of weight loss surgery diminished after five years

Five years after weight loss surgery, obese patients may regain many of the pounds they initially shed, a new study from Israel suggests. While surgery remains more effective for lasting weight loss than alternatives such as dieting and exercising, said lead study author Dr. Andrei Keidar, the study findings suggest that doctors still have more […]