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Top diets reviewed for 2016

The paleo diet, also known as the caveman diet, was Google’s most searched-for weight loss method in 2013. The diet consists of foods that can be …

Paleo diet means giving up processed foods

Whether it's for health or weight loss, the Paleo Diet remains in America's top 10 diet plans.<p>But what does 'going Paleo' really mean?<p>"You're trying …

A popular diet trend could actually lead to an increase in weight gain

The high-fat, low carbohydrate diet has no scientific evidence to back it as a weight-loss technique and poses particular risks to people who are already overweight and lead inactive lifestyles.<p>Researchers from the University of Melbourne had originally been looking to see if the Paleo diet could …

10 Healthy Snacks You’ll Actually Want to Eat

Snacking is an inevitable part of most of our days, especially as the temperatures drop. You can never go wrong with veggies or a piece of fruit (say …

Nutrition

Cardio Is The Key to Fast Weight Loss

There are many strategies out there about how to achieve fast weight loss. Any successful plan must include cardio. Why? To answer that, we must …

Obesity-Cancer Connection

Obesity-Cancer ConnectionStudy finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancerBy SUE MCGREEVEYHarvard Medical School …

Cancer

Science Shows That Fat Cells Live Longer Than Lean Ones

This could explain why obese people have lower mortality rates.<p>For the first time, scientists have discovered a connection between a cell's fat …

Holistic Medicine

Nutrition professor says Australians need to advocate against soft drink industry to fight obesity

Australians are not willing to "stick their heads out" to advocate against soft drink consumption compared to groups in the United States, nutrition …

Diabetes

The Body Shape Linked To Memory Problems - PsyBlog

The study adds further evidence for the cognitive disadvantages of this body type.<p>Overweight people have worse memories for times, places and …

Fitness vs. Fatness: How to maintain a healthy weight

We are already headed into the third month of the year and those New Year promises of weight loss and a “healthier you” may have started to fade. But …

Fitness

Benefits of moderate weight loss in people with obesity

Obese people who reduced their weight by 5% had improved metabolic function in many tissues, including fat, liver, and muscle. Further weight loss …

Weight Loss

New technology could manipulate body's fat production

AURORA, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) -- Based on a new finding that some fat cells are produced by stem cells in bone marrow, some researchers think …

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The Truth About Fat In Your Diet

Here's what's healthy and what's not.<p>Eating fat makes you fat, right? If this is what you think, you're wrong. But it's not your fault -- it's probably what you were led to believe.<p>Actually, unsaturated fats, like those found in plant-based oils, nuts and fatty fish, are good for you because they …

Nutrition

Obesity linked to memory deficits

Most of us are well aware of the health risks associated with obesity. Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of numerous other conditions, from high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, to diabetes, gout and some forms of cancer.<p>Self-control saps memory resources<p>Read …

High Blood Pressure

Obesity May Be Linked To a Weaker Memory, Study Finds

While most of us are aware of the ways obesity can affect our bodies, we’re less familiar with the ways unhealthy weight can affect our brains. …

Research

Are you suffering from second-hand stress?

The partners of men who are depressed are more likely to give birth prematurely, a Swedish study has found.<p>It has long been known that depressed women have a greater chance of premature birth, but the researchers from the University of Stockholm who tracked 350,000 births have found evidence to …

Stressed Out? 8 Natural Ways To Feel Better Now

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>Stress making you crazy? We hear you. You probably know that some of the best ways to relieve stress include exercising, …