Favorite Easter Candy: What Will It Take to Work It Off?
Marshmallow Peeps, Cadbury Crème Eggs, and chocolate bunnies are popular for Easter. But what will it take to burn off those sweet indulgences?
Weight Surgery Changes Sense of Taste, Researchers Find
After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says.
One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggested.
The study included 103 British patients who...
Raw Oysters Becoming Riskier: CDC
Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting,diarrhea and pain.
There were 242 infections last year with vibrio, a saltwater-based bacteria that can pool in shellfish, the Centers...
Elimination Diets Gain Popularity
Elimination diets, which call for cutting out a certain food or group of foods, are growing in popularity.
'Good' Fat Breakthrough Holds Promise of New Obesity Treatments
In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed good brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns...
Do Genetics Determine Our Motivation to Be Fit?
Could genes be to blame for a lack of motivation to hit the gym? A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri suggests this could be the case.
By studying a population of rats over ten generations, researchers came to the conclusion that there is such a thing as...
Heavy Women At Greater Risk for Miscarriage, Say Researchers
Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant may be at increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, researchers say.
The danger is greatest for severely obese women, who appear to have about double or triple the risk of losing their baby, although...
Antibiotics Tied to Weight Gain
Scientists have discovered that individuals on long-term antibiotic treatments are more likely to gain weight.
Marital Spat? Blame Your Low Blood Sugar
Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that's fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.
For the research, 107 middle-aged, married couples were...
Iron Boosts Exercise Benefits in Women
Iron supplements pump up the benefits of exercise for women, according to new research out of the University of Melbourne.
7 Foods That Should Never Cross Your Lips
The U.S. spends twice as much on healthcare as other wealthy nations, yet trails most in life expectancy — in part because of unhealthy lifestyles. But Dr. Evelyn Higgins believes we can change that reality and offers a prescription for health — beginning with a list of risky foods to avoid.
Dieters Move Past Calories, Food Makers Follow
Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That is chipping away at the popularity of products...
Exercise Keeps COPD Patients Out of Hospital
Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. Our findings suggest that regular physical activity could buffer the stresses of hospitalization, ...
Scientists Discover Protein That Stops Gluten-Related Problems
Elafin, a human protein with anti-inflammatory properties, may be helpful in stopping gluten-related problems, according to new research by French scientists.
Eating Disorders in Men Go Unnoticed
The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.
Men with eating disorders are underdiagnosed, undertreated and under-researched, write a team led by Ulla Raisanen at the...
Eating Junk Food Makes You Lazy: Study
A diet rich in processed foods and fat -- and the extra weight that comes along with it -- may actually cause fatigue, a lack of motivation and decreased performance, according to a recent study involving lab rats.
It's a generally accepted fact that a sedentary lifestyle...
6 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier
If you're trying to improve your diet, whether it's to lose weight or simply get healthier, you can be overwhelmed with information and advice - sometimes to the point that you give up before you even get started. But choosing a healthier diet doesn't have to be...
Coffee, Tea Fight Alzheimer's: Researchers
Coffee and green tea have been found preserve memory and potentially ward off Alzheimer's disease in a pair of new studies.
Obesity Costs $19,000 Per Person: Duke Analysis
Duke researchers say the added per-person healthcare costs of obesity over a person's lifetime adds up to 19,000.
Is Being Fat Healthier?
Obesity may not be all bad. That's the message from the new book, "The Obesity Paradox," which presents the view that being fat doesn't necessarily mean unhealthy. In fact, author and cardiologist Carl J. Lavie argues that those who are overweight might actually be in...
Excessive Screen Time Linked to Poor Bone Health
Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study from Norway.
It included 484 boys and 463 girls, aged 15 to 18, who underwent bone mineral density tests. They were asked about lifestyle habits,...
8 Ways to Shed Winter Weight
Spring is officially here, and even though pockets of snow still blanket parts of the United States, we'll soon be ditching winter coats and sweaters and donning summer shorts and swimsuits. Many of us have gained a few pounds over winter and want to shed them before...
Experts Decode Germs' DNA to Fight Food Poisoning
Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?
The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of...
Bicyclists Risk Kidney Injury: Study
Biking has plenty of health benefits, but riders also run the risk of an injury to the kidney or genitalia, according to a new study that found kids sustain about 10 times as many of these injuries as adults.
Cyclists are often correctly encouraged to wear a helmet, but the...
Morning Sunlight May Help You Slim Down: Study
Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests.
The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier,rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peers.
We were very interested in looking at the...
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