Legions of people today are using sugar alternatives that have few or no calories to cut back on their sugar intake. One of the most popular alternative sweeteners on the market today is stevia. But what exactly is stevia? Where does it comes from, how sweet is it, and in … Read More
Not all fats are created equal: Saturated vs unsaturated. Essential vs unessential. Healthy vs unhealthy. The hard part is knowing which fats are good for you and which you should avoid. Along those lines, let's compare omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, with an eye toward balance.
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Officially discovered in 1994, leptin is a hormone that has quickly become known as a central player in controlling body fatness. Soon after, pharmaceutical companies rushed to get leptin-like drugs to market, thinking they finally had the miracle weight loss pill that could end the obesity epidemic (and make them … Read More
If you’re eating out often, you’re probably overdoing calorie consumption—even if you avoid fast-food restaurants. Meals consumed at fast-food restaurants have been singled out as culprits in America’s obesity epidemic. But a new study reports that both chain and local restaurants are routinely serving far more than should be consumed … Read More
The evidence for a direct diet soda/weight gain link just got even stronger—and it’s fascinating. Proof that artificial sweeteners actually harm, rather than help, the obesity crisis, has been mounting … Read More