Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated…
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.
Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center…
Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.
Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are…
People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.
Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.
Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.
A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.
There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.
There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.
On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.
People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diar…
Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.
Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.
For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.
Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.
Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.
A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.
Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars…
Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.
Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thin…
Triple Pundit (blog)Boomers' Sustainability Diet: Five Steps to Losing 20 PoundsTriple Pundit (blog)Editor's Note: 3p correspondent Bill Roth used sustainability principles to get healthy, lose 20 pounds and keep it off. He documented his experience…
Triple Pundit (blog)Boomers' Sustainability Diet: How I Lost 20 PoundsTriple Pundit (blog)So, my diet-focus is eating foods I like to eat that also help me lose weight. However, what I like to eat may not be what you like to eat. So, my first suggest…
BuzzFeed NewsThe "Leningrad Blockade Diet" Works — Because It's StarvationBuzzFeed NewsThe “Leningrad Blockade Diet” Works — Because It's Starvation. “I wish you the same strength of will and spirit that the residents of blockaded Leningrad…
Yahoo ParentingDefending My Daughter's Special DietYahoo ParentingI dropped my daughter off at her friend's birthday party and before I left, handed the friend's mom a gluten-free cupcake. “Thanks so much for the invite!” I said. “My daughter's…
fox13now.comWoman loses more than 100 pounds on 'selfie diet'fox13now.com“I've always had trouble controlling my diet and have been immensely overweight since I was 18 years old,” she told CEN. “After I had my children almost seven years ago, I…
ABC News'Souping' Diet Disciples Say It Helps Kick-Start a Healthy LifestyleABC News'Souping' Diet Disciples Say It Helps Kick-Start a Healthy Lifestyle. More. Practitioners of the new trend claim a soup diet promotes a high-fiber, heart-friendly die…
Exercise can help keep the pounds off after weight loss, and weight training may be particularly beneficial, a new study shows.
A new program at Hostos Community College will go beyond culinary classes to offer students a broad overview of food policy, social justice and business.
A new study has found that the consumption of sugary drinks is associated with lowered age of the first menstrual period.
A stroll pays off in immediate ways, a study found.
Studies suggest that a more demanding approach to exercise is not only safe for most patients but also more effective at preventing and reversing the problems of many ailments.
A new study suggests that dietary salt may have little or no effect on the risk for heart disease in older adults.
Researchers found that the longer cholesterol remained, elevated the greater the likelihood for cardiovascular disease.
There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach prompts the body to burn more fat and potentially stave off weight gain, compared to exercising at other times.
Chefs are coming up with all sorts of inspiring ideas for grains.
It is with a good deal of trepidation that I start any new medication in my patients who are very old, for fear of disrupting the myriad forces of genetics and environment that have allowed them to live so long.
The paucity of words at my disposal to talk about my cancer stymies me; I am grateful that patients have begun to create them.
Drinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer, a new study has found.
A daily cocktail may be associated with a lower risk for heart failure.
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
A New York City mother embraces her leading role in a campaign to return to the days when children played and navigated through life without constant adult supervision.
A doctor’s objective eye, unclouded by a relationship, is a key to more effective medical care.
Vitamin D may interact with the immune system to prevent the growth of colorectal malignancies.
A reader asks: Does rebounding, or a mini-trampoline, provide the miracle benefits that its advocates say it does?
Eating only within a 12-hour period every day could make a big diet difference.
Five soups made from winter vegetables.
By providing clear and accurate guidelines based on real food, Americans can see what a healthy diet really looks like, rather than what an industry influenced diet looks like. Read more: Food, Usda, Myplate, Nutrition, Dietary Guideline…
Fall summons images of delicious hot meals. Soups, stews, and hearty fare make their return to the table. A vegan diet plan can put a damper on enjoying these seasonal favorites, as many recipes use chicken or beef stock or a variety of meats as a…
I’ve started the new year totally disorganized and unfocused in most areas of my life (blogging and housework being the most visible), but I’ve kept the exercise habit up quite nicely. After 7 years, my need to exercise is almost … Continue rea…
This is my first post of 2015, and I’ll start out by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you have sufficiently recovered from all the year-end/new year festivities. If you’re like me, you were more than … Continue reading →An Above-…
Well, I managed to miss blogging before the Christmas break and didn’t get to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I feel really bad about that, but I hope you managed to struggle through anyway. With this being our first … Continue reading →Mid-Hol…
Remember that cold I mentioned a while back? I’m pretty sure it was more than that. Maybe one of the flu strains. Maybe diptheria or malaria or typhoid. Whatever it was, it kicked my fanny quite nicely. But I’m back, … Continue reading →Bounc…
After what seems like months of traveling, I am at home for the near future. Unless, of course, I get called to cover someone else’s training appointments. My travels came to an end with a bang. My parents and I … Continue reading →Home Sweet H…
I can’t let National Peanut Butter Lovers Month pass without paying homage to a dietary favorite. I was going to write a poem, but someone else already beat me to it. A wee excerpt: Oh, sweet legume that grows beneath … Continue reading →Balanc…
The Cotton Ball Diet – Crazy To The Extreme is a post from: world of dietsThey say that desperate times call for desperate measures. I guess that a lot of people are feeling pretty desperate about their weight to try this new and ludicrous method:…
By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW (Reuters) - For Boris Lisitsyn, Russia's financial crisis means less meat, cheese and sausage - hardships the 86-year-old says won't kill him anytime soon. Russia's pensioners were once seen as "people we just needed to supp…
A four-year-old Australian boy has been fitted with an artificial pancreas in what researchers said was a world first treatment for managing type 1 diabetes.
The EU food safety watchdog said Wednesday that bisphenol A, a chemical used in food can linings and other products, poses no health risk to consumers.
People who are hospitalized for pneumonia face a higher risk of heart attack or stroke in the following weeks and months, Canadian researchers reported on Tuesday.
No clear majority has so far emerged among EU states for a free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and both sides need to explain the benefits of such a deal, the EU's health chief said. Chancellor Angela Merkel has urge…
Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging action to stop the "slow-moving public health disaster".
The opposition Labour party said on Thursday it would ban unhealthy children's food if they win a national election in May, setting out a hands-on approach to improving public health and reducing the burden on the stretched healthcare system. Ahead o…
US regulators on Wednesday approved a new kind of pacemaker-like device that aims to help people lose weight by stimulating a nerve that runs from the brain to the stomach.
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's blood-thinning drug Brilinta cut the risk of death or heart attack in patients with a history of previous attacks, according to a major clinical trial that will boost hopes for the closely watched pro…
CHICAGO (AP) — Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests.
Wearable tech can sometimes cut right to the chase: that's the case with "Belty," a smart belt unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which aims to help people lose weight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California restaurants can once again feature foie gras after a federal judge cut loose the ban on the fatty goose liver's sale in the state.
Women who suffer from post-traumatic stress are almost twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as women not affected by the disorder known as PTSD, a US study said Wednesday.
Ever asked yourself, "How can I get the most alcohol with the least calories?" Me? I usually gulp down my glass of beer or wine without a second thought, but when you start getting into all those sugary concoctions, things get complicated.
Eating healthy is great... every other day of the year. But it's Thanksgiving, so let's be thankful for a little ignorance when it comes to what we're putting in our pie holes.
Hedonic hunger — a fancy term that describes those crazy-intense cravings for junk food — is the downfall of many a dieter. Most of us know what we should be eating and what foods make us feel happiest and healthiest. And yet, even the woman who…
Why are we all getting bigger? And why is it so hard to lose weight? If these questions were easily answered, we'd all have tiny waists, tabloids would go out of business and "diet" would go back to meaning "what a person eats" — rather than descri…
Is what you watch at the movies affecting what you eat? If you're a fan of action flicks, we've got some bad news.
Ready to indulge in a fall favorite beverage? You might want to rethink your pumpkin spice latte.
A gluten-free diet is not the latest health craze.
All the weird, wonderful, and sometimes frustrating ways that dropping pounds changes your life.
No time? No worries. Slip in these sculptors to score a better body in your few spare moments.
When divorce and death blew my world apart¸ training for a marathon helped me find the way forward again.
Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect, so you literally burn calories as you chew.
The best portion control tips for easy and fast weight loss.
Spring cleaning can help you drop the pounds and keep them off.
Swap sure-to-fail New Year's resolutions with goals you'll actually stick to.
Looking to dump some extra pounds? Here's a hint: Work those good bacteria.
Binging post workout can easily pack on the pounds. Here's how you can stop.