As warmer weather approaches, our thoughts often turn to the return of shorts season—and possibly whether last summer’s shorts still fit. While weight loss myths never stop circulating, this is one of those times of year when we may be more susceptible to believing them. Here are seven weight loss
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Seeing you’re down several pounds or finding your clothes are fitting looser may sound like a good thing—but not when you aren’t trying to lose weight. Unwanted weight loss is of special concern in aging since it could point to an undiagnosed illness, leave you prone to infections or decrease
Too Much Protein May Impact Insulin Sensitivity.
If you’re trying to lose weight, eating too much protein may reduce your insulin sensitivity, contrary to improving it, a common side effect of weight loss. In one study, women who ate less protein than the other group had a 25 to 30 percent
When the last strains of “Auld Lang Syne” have faded, the football bowl games have whistled to a close and the holiday decorations have been boxed away, New Year’s resolutions begin in earnest. Increasingly, the trendy way to begin the year on a healthy note involves ridding the body of
Poll: Consumers Want Restaurant Calorie Info
Most Americans support new rules requiring calorie counts on chain-restaurant menus and prepared foods in supermarkets, according to an Associated Press-Gfk poll. The long-awaited rules announced by the US Food and Drug Administration have generated opposition from some in the food industry. (See NewsBites, February.)
If you’re looking for motivation to get up off the couch, the results of a large new European study may be just what you need to lace up those walking shoes. Even a moderate amount of exercise—the equivalent of a daily brisk 20-minute walk—was associated with significant reductions in mortality
Grapefruit No Miracle for Weight Loss
Grapefruit as a weight loss wonder is a bit of an urban legend, and scientific evidence to support it is scarce. A recent systematic review on the topic included three moderate-quality clinical trials with a total of 250 obese men and women. Grapefruit was taken
If you sometimes suffer a burning sensation behind your breastbone, you’re far from alone. An estimated 44% of American adults suffer heartburn at least once a month, and about 20% have a serious form called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Many sufferers treat their symptoms with over-the-counter or prescription drugs: The generic
Could an ancient Chinese mind-body practice help with knee pain from osteoarthritis? A new Tufts study reports that tai chi produces benefits similar to physical therapy for osteoarthritis patients.
The study, led by Chenchen Wang, MD, a professor at Tufts’ School of Medicine, focused on osteoarthritis patients who reported significant pain.
The term “nutrition” has a variety of definitions, some more scientific than others. For the purposes of this blog, my answer to “What is nutrition?” is simple: the foods and beverages you consume to keep your body healthy and functioning. The nutrients in those foods and beverages are what provide you