Aspartame in Soda is Safe: European Review
The European Food Safety Authority has found that the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for people to consume at the levels currently used in diet soft drinks. After conducting a major review of evidence, the agency said Tuesday it has ruled out any potential risk of...
Battle Holiday Bulge 7 Ways
'Tis the season for holiday eating. And that means that most of us will pack on about one to two pounds this time of year. While that might not sound like much, annual weight gain adds up year after year.
But rather than put down the eggnog and fruit cake...
Nuts Can Add Years to Your Life
Few foods pack a nutritional bang for your buck quite like the humble nut. Here are a few good scientifically backed reasons to add nuts to your daily diet. New research published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine involving nearly 119,000 subjects found that...
Strategies for Sitting Less At Work
Three different strategies to reduce the amount of time people spend sitting at work seemed effective, in a new study. But in jobs without flexible schedules, they only reduced sitting time by about eight minutes per day.
We were surprised by how difficult it was to reduce...
The Price of Healthy Eating: $1.50 More a Day
A diet of the healthiest food costs about $1.50 more per person per day than the least healthiest, according to a survey of 10 wealthy and middle-income countries published on Thursday.
Researchers carried out an overview of 27 previously published investigations into...
'Smart Bra' Prevents Overeating
A smart bra that would monitor a woman's heart activity in order to track her moods and prevent her from overeating is being developed by researchers. Studies have shown that people tend to desire calorie-rich foods when they're bored, stressed or discouraged. When sensors...
Walk Faster for Better Health
A new first-of-its-kind study suggests more of us need to pick up the pace to get the biggest health benefit from walking.
Few Read Restaurant Calorie Counts
More fast food and chain restaurants are posting calorie counts on their menus, but a new study suggests only one in three diners reads that information.The good news is, most consumers who do read calorie counts take them into consideration when deciding what to order.
Gout Runs in Families: Study
University of Nottingham scientists have confirmed that gout strongly runs in families.
Safer Alternative to Weight-Loss Surgery: Stomach Implants
Researchers and engineers have developed new options for people having difficulty losing weight: implantable devices that help people eat less without the trauma of surgery or the risky side effects of obesity drugs.
At least six new implants have been developed by medical...
Weight-Loss Chip Tells You When to Stop Eating
A computer chip implanted in an obese patient's arm to help weight-loss is being developed by scientists.
Extra Exercise No Antidote for Holiday Overeating: Study
Hoping to counter all those Thanksgiving calories with extra exercise?A recent study suggests the strategy may not keep off holiday pounds. Researchers followed 48 men and 100 women for the six weeks between the Thanksgiving and New Year's celebrations. They ranged between...
Smaller Bowls Help Kids Eat Less
A new study suggests that smaller bowls could be an easy way to help children eat less, and therefore weigh less.
Announced last week, the U.S. study involved 69 preschool children who ate cereal and milk from 8- and 16-ounce bowls until they'd had their fill. Children who...
Obesity Linked With Hearing Loss
Being overweight increases risk of hearing loss in women, but exercising lowers it, new research from Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston suggests. The findings come from data from 68,421 women followed from 1989 to 2009 in the Nurses' Health Study II. Scientists looked at...
Should You Eat Breakfast on Thanksgiving?
Planning to skip breakfast or lunch on Thanksgiving Day to compensate for those extra helpings of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie? Not a good idea, say diet and nutrition experts.
5 Worst Celebrity Diets
Diets involving gulping air rather than food, avoiding gluten like the plague, and replacing sensible meals with booze rank as some of the worst celebrity diets to avoid.
With the approach of January, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has shared its annual top five...
Latecomers to Exercise Also See Health Gains
People who start exercise even late in life can reap the benefit of good health, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine said on Monday.
Researchers tracked the health of nearly 3,500 Britons whose average age was 64, for more than eight years.
Stomach Artery Treatment: Next Weight-Loss Tool?
A procedure used to treat bleeding stomach ulcers could stand as a potential weapon in the battle of the bulge, a small preliminary study suggests.
The procedure is called gastric artery embolization. It involves using a catheter to introduce some obstructive agent --...
Diet Drug Safe for Heart: FDA
Orexigen Therapeutics Inc said study data showed its experimental obesity drug did not increase heart-related risks, sending its shares up 28 percent in premarket trading.
The drug, Contrave, was previously denied approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which...
Turkey Basics: Make Sure Your Thanksgiving Feast Is Safe
Eating a bad Thanksgiving bird can ruin your holiday in a hurry. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service suggests how to ensure that your turkey is properly cooked and prepared: Take in account factors that influence how long your turkey will take to...
Watching TV Makes Kids Fat: Harvard Study
Children and teenagers who spend lots of time in front of screens - especially TVs - tend to gain more weight as they age, according to a new study.
The findings are consistent with research suggesting all that idle sitting and exposure to advertisements may fuel poor...
Does Watching Others Exercise Make You Fit?
Watching sports can make you fitter, according to research reported Sunday that said viewing other people exercising increases heart rate and other physiological measures as if you were working out yourself.
The study, published in the international journal Frontiers in...
Secret to Eating Less? Chew More, Say Researchers
People who increased the number of times they chewed their food before swallowing ate less over the course of a meal, in a new study.
Slow eaters tend to be slimmer. But researchers didn't know whether asking people to chew more would change the amount of food they ate.
Make Buffets Healthier With This Simple Strategy
Putting healthier foods at the start of a buffet table can help diners pass up more fattening fare, according to a new study. Researchers found that when healthy foods are seen first, people are more likely to select them and less likely to crave higher-calorie foods that...
Texting Can Help You Lose Weight: Duke Study
If you like texting and are trying to lose weight, a new study found that using texting to track diet and exercise habits may help you shed pounds.
Previous research has shown that keeping food and exercise diaries improves the likelihood of success when trying to shed excess...
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