We have known for years that salt in our diet is the bugaboo of good health. However, researchers have recently discovered that testing a French fry hypothesis by varying the salt content in the diets of mice on a high fat diet suggests a new anti-obesity tactic that may be the answer to treating obesity in man.
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Diet and Weight Loss
According to a recent news report, rapidly rising numbers of obese patients are choosing a bariatric surgery weight loss procedure referred to as “the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy” as their go-to weight loss surgical procedure. Here’s an update on why this type of surgery is preferred by these patients.
There are a lot of dieting and weight loss programs to choose from. But which one is right for you? Here's one example dieting program recently reported from Arkansas - a state that ranks 4th nationwide in obesity - that helped a chef lose 32 pounds in just 8 weeks.
Although many diets recommend cutting chocolate out of your daily diet, a new published study explains one reason why this just may be a bad dieting tip for you.
Do you believe that only celebrities who can afford both the time and expense of personal trainers and fashionable weight loss centers can succeed at weight loss? According to a recent study, researchers found that one non-profit weight loss program called “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” offers the kind of affordable long-term results that often elude many—even some of those celebrity dieters.
Although my first book on the Zone Diet was published 20 years ago, its beginnings started more than 40 years ago with the death of my father from a heart attack in 1973. Actually, it was his third heart attack with his first coming at age 39, surprising since he was world-class athlete, but maybe not since his brothers and my grandfather had all died in their early 50s from heart disease. At that point I realized I carried the same genes that would predispose me to an early death from heart disease. I realized I couldn’t change those genes, but I could possibility change their expression.
According to the FDA, a weight loss supplement maker has just announced that they are recalling a popular fat fighting pill that the FDA found contains hidden ingredients that pose a health risk to dieters.
Medical experts identify who should take medications for weight loss and reveal one fact about prescription weight loss medications that many people do not know about, but should before deciding to go on any type of weight loss medication treatment.
For many, losing weight means gaining sagging skin - sometimes so severe that some may even regret ever having decided to lose weight. But there’s new hope for such weight loss patients with a type of facelift for sagging bodies called “body contouring surgery” that health experts say is on the rise.
Cooking shows are among the most popular TV shows in America. They’re interesting, they’re informative, and they’re fun. But did you know that a new study found that your favorite cooking show may be one of the causes of your weight gain?
Raiding the refrigerator is something every parent can count on in their teen’s daily life. But is your teen’s choice of afternoon snack the best one for not only mood and mental cognition toward studying later, but also maintaining control of their weight? Here is what one University study found is the best choice afternoon snack for teens.
Looking at protein and carbohydrate consumption and the effect it can have on weight maintenance, weight gain, and weight loss, researchers found that their data supports these latest 5 rules for weight loss when it comes to meat and bread recently posted by ABC News.
Blood is the biggest organ in our body and blood health is often overlooked. As a hematologist, I often get questions about diet especially whether there are special nutrients that would boost the blood counts. Although there is no one special food or diet that is known to be improving blood health, there are common nutritional problems that can be linked to low blood counts.
Would you be willing to swill down a diet drink that contains appetite suppressing bacteria? Here is what one research team found when mice fed a high fat diet also drank just such a beverage.
Do you rely on weight loss supplement advice from Dr. Oz before making that supplement purchase online? Those days are gone, and here’s why and what you can do about it.
Finding time and motivation to exercise is daunting for anyone, especially if you have only gotten as far as just thinking about ways to lose weight. If you are at your wit's end with counting calories you may want to consider the benefits of restorative yoga. The gentle practice can melt fat without making you sweat.
Would you be willing to eat up to 50 bananas a day if it meant it would make you thin? According to Shape magazine, you may want to reconsider what they say is just another fad Mono Diet that could ruin your health.
While abstinence is the best policy when it comes to drinking alcohol, most people are not willing to forgo drinking altogether. Small amounts of alcohol can be great for socializing and unwinding. However, too much alcohol can lead to problems.
There are a number of hacks - or tricks, if you will - for promoting behavior that leads to weight loss. By taking a look inside the homes of obese and non-obese study participants, researchers find substance to this one weight loss hack.
Engaging in hot yoga is a great way to up the intensity of your workouts for weight loss. However, a recent study reveals that some precautions should be followed whether you are a yoga adept or a novice to this kind of calorie burning exercise.
A new study shows that many dietary supplement sellers are not only selling pills meant for adults to teens, but are also encouraging this dangerous pill popping behavior of minors by recommending specific brands. Find out now why you should be aware about whether your child may be taking dietary supplements on the side.
A contentious ingredient often hidden in weight loss drugs is in the spotlight again as the FDA begins to clamp down on makers of weight loss drugs who claim that the ingredients they are using are natural; and thereby, allowable by law. Here is what the FDA found with a listing of specific products, plus their cover names that you should watch out for in your weight loss supplements.
It’s one of the unfortunate hazards of the diet supplement industry - pills that offer a new life for dieters that actually take their lives away as reported recently by ABC News about a young woman from the UK who died from diet pills purchased online.
Are you looking for something besides (or to supplement) dieting and strength training for losing those unwanted pounds? Here’s one man’s discovery on how yoga is great for losing weight, and a video on how to do nine easy yoga moves in just 10 minutes to help you shed those unwanted pounds.
It’s one problem many foreign newcomers discover after they have moved to America - they are getting fat! Here is what one health expert found when he came to America and how he developed Peruvian superfoods to fight his weight gain.
Last week, you were provided with 5 rules on how to maximize your weight training for weight loss. So now that you’ve started adding weight training to your diet plan, here are some additional recommended weight training tips that will further help your weight loss efforts.
Are you considering trying the HCG Diet for fast weight loss? Here are testimonies from one woman and one man who tried the HCG Diet as to whether it really can help you lose up to 1 pound per day.