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Alcohol drinking may be key to weight loss for people with diabetes

Research shows that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating...
Overweight vs overfat

Overweight vs overfat: Is your scale lying to you?

For decades, the body mass index (BMI) has been the gold standard for gauging obesity-related heart disease risk. But this handy tool doesn't always tell...

Obesity could affect prostate cancer test results

University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity. With increasing prevalence...

Why fasting and calorie restriction have anti-aging effects

A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system. It could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases...
Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple:...
Obesity and diabetes—two reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that surround us

Obesity and diabetes—two reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that surround...

Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is...

Stop measuring obesity with a ruler: we’ve discovered a far better predictor of health

For over a century, we have relied on a simplistic measure to determine if someone is a “healthy” weight or not. This is the body...
How to lose weight and maintain it successfully

How to lose weight and maintain it successfully

Changing the way you approach weight loss can help you be more successful at losing it. Most people who try to lose weight focus on...
You can improve your metabolism to lose weight fast

You can improve your metabolism to lose weight fast

Improving your gut health can help you take control of your cravings and lose weight. Right now, you’ve got 100 trillion bacteria living in your...

Pregnant women can safely control weight gain through diet and lifestyle changes

Diet and lifestyle change may need to start before pregnancy to reduce complications Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...