Health

Why it's hard to maintain weight loss

About 70% of U.S. adults are trying to lose weight. However, as a result of evolutionary pressures dating back to our most distant ancestors, our bodies are programmed to resist weight loss.

Health

Alternating diets to promote weight loss

Nearly 80 percent of participants in a University of Toronto study lost a "clinically significant" amount of body weight in less than two years after following three successive and varying diets.

Medical research

Using mice to explore the prevention of blocked arteries

It's long been known that a high-fat diet can lead to clogged arteries, but we have only recently begun to learn in detail how the process works. A new study in experimental mice could go a long way to finding treatments ...

Health

Low fat diets decrease testosterone levels in men

A new study conducted at the University of Worcester and published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has found low-fat diets decrease men's testosterone levels by 10-15%.

Health

Consumer health: Nuts and your heart

March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the heart health benefits of eating nuts.

Health

Ketogenic diets alter gut microbiome in humans, mice

Low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, which have attracted public interest in recent years for their proposed benefits in lowering inflammation and promoting weight loss and heart health, have a dramatic impact on the microbes ...

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