A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that overweight people live longer. It certainly got a lot of press. And that’s too bad, because it appears both the media and the authors of the study have not figured out that correlation does not equal causation.
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We’re humming along with our healthy food habits, and then, BOOM, the binge hits. We’re eating – no, inhaling – everything in sight. What happened? Can we break free of this sabotaging behavior and live better, healthier? Yes, says new research.
Scientists used to think that fat was simply fat – a dormant roll of flab. But now they’re discovering that fat cells are actually very active factories. They can pump out loads of dangerous chemicals, like inflammatory cytokines. Can we slow these factories down?
Recently the Food and Drug Administration approved a weight-loss pill called Belviq, the first prescription diet drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. But Belviq is no miracle pill. Here are four key facts.
A low-calorie-dense diet, like the Pritikin Eating Plan, is an effective strategy for weight management, according to new research from Yale University. Kimberly Gomer, Director of Nutrition at Pritikin, describes the study’s findings, and how we can eat more, yet weigh less.
We know fruits and vegetables are good for us. But we’re surrounded by calorie-dense junk. And we sit, a lot. That’s our current culture. What to do? In a compelling new report, the Institute of Medicine spells out science-based solutions.
Want a flatter, leaner tummy? Ditch refined grains like white bread and white rice, and eat more whole grains such as oatmeal, barley, bulgar, 100% whole-wheat bread, whole-wheat pasta, and brown rice, research has found.
There’s a lot of talk these days of “obesity genes” that promote weight gain. But for most of us, heredity need not be destiny. What’s most important is how we live, not how we’re wired. Here are the top two strategies for losing weight permanently.
Are some calories more fattening than others? No. But some foods are more fattening than others because each bite is jam-packed with calories. You can dramatically cut calories, feel full, and enjoy a lot of good food as long as you focus on low-calorie-dense foods. Here are 6 top tips.
Counting calories can be a daunting task, and it doesn’t take into consideration where those calories came from. Calorie density, on the other hand, shifts the focus to the types of foods we are consuming.