“Lose-Lose” Together!

“Lose-Lose” Together!

In a poster session (T-OR-2014) at ObesityWeek 2016 Amy Gorin, Ph.D. reported her team found when one spouse lost weight the other one frequently did, too! Participants were randomized to Weight Watchers or a self-guided program to lose weight. Both participants and...
How Best to Control Portion Size

How Best to Control Portion Size

A trial of 186 overweight or obese women were randomly assigned to one of three groups: standard advice to eat less, another was taught to choose portions based on energy density, and the other received portion-controlled meals. The last group lost the most at first,...
Whole Grains Reduce Systemic Inflammation

Whole Grains Reduce Systemic Inflammation

Danish scientists investigated the impact of replacing a refined grain diet with a whole grain diet (75 gm whole grains, respectively) on the gut microbiome and insulin sensitivity. In a randomized, controlled cross-over study, 50 patients were tested for 8 weeks on...
Does Cinnamon Burn Extra Calories?

Does Cinnamon Burn Extra Calories?

Early research with cinnamaldehyde, the oil which gives cinnamon its flavor, may act directly on human fat cells causing them to burn energy by thermogenesis. Before you load your favorite holiday foods with extra cinnamon in an attempt to keep the weight off, the...
Popular Sports Supplements Contain More Than Meets the Eye

Popular Sports Supplements Contain More Than Meets the Eye

Are you or someone you know using sports or weight-loss supplements? Harvard Medical School researchers analyzed six popular brands of these and found two banned stimulants and two novels formulations, some at surprisingly high levels. The authors encourage physicians...
Artificial Sweeteners and Health Risks

Artificial Sweeteners and Health Risks

A meta-analysis of 37 studies examining the impact of artificial sweeteners found they are not associated with reduced body mass index (BMI). More than 400,000 people over 12 years of age were studied. The long-term studies saw a modest increase in BMI, especially...
Obesity’s Toll

Obesity’s Toll

Have you noticed that everyone seems to be talking about obesity and its effect on the health of the population? There is a good reason. Scientists from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 have determined that 110 million children and 600 million adults living in 73...
Advantages of Two Meals per Day

Advantages of Two Meals per Day

Researchers analyzed information from more than 50,000 participants and discovered four important  factors associated with a decrease in body mass index (BMI): Eating only one or two meals per day. Maintaining an overnight fast of up to 18 hours. Making breakfast or...
Is Alternate-day Fasting Beneficial?

Is Alternate-day Fasting Beneficial?

The obesity epidemic has spawned many novel approaches to weight loss. One such increasingly popular approach today is alternate-day fasting. A randomized clinical trial of 100 obese, but healthy individuals, divided the participants into alternate-day fasting, daily...
Excess Weight Increases Risk of Eleven Cancers

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Eleven Cancers

Scientists have found 11 types of cancer show a strong association with excess body fat, according to a systematic review of the literature. The strongest evidence was seen for gastric, colon, rectum, bile duct system, pancreas, breast, endometrial, ovary, kidney,...
Obesity and Teen Screen Time

Obesity and Teen Screen Time

The Center for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System collects data from grades 9-12 yearly. When looking at the self-reported data on the amount of screen time outside of school work, researchers found 20% were spending 5 plus hours per day...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

With thanksgiving to the Harvard Nutrition Source, here are 6 tips to make your holiday waistline friendly: Start with a salad to fill you up. Squeeze in some extra steps. Offer yourself and guests refreshing infused water. Serve yourself small portions and...
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