Learn how the psychology of leftovers can fool you
As restaurant portion sizes have grown, weight-conscious diners wanting to control their intake have started taking more food home. But that choice is leading some well-intentioned people to overindulge because their mind is tricking them into letting their guard down.
October 01, 2018
The popular diet show promise for cancer patients
Cancer patients who followed a ketogenic diet were more successful in losing body fat and lowering their insulin levels compared to similar patients who followed an American Cancer Society-recommended low-fat diet. Those are the results of a study published by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
September 24, 2018
This study shows how antibiotics can go too far and also kill good bacteria
A new study from researchers at Case Western University shows how antibiotics can actually do more harm than good by destroying good bacteria that would normally attack an oral infection and reduce inflammation.
September 17, 2018
More good news for vegetable lovers when it comes to cancer prevention
When you were younger you probably avoided broccoli, cabbage and kale or tried to feed them to your dog under the table. Research now reveals a better choice would have been to keep those veggies for yourself, unless you were trying to help your dog avoid colon cancer.
August 20, 2018
Intermittent fasting was shown to have a positive impact on those with diabetes
If you like flexibility or have difficulty restricting your caloric intake on a daily basis then the results of a recent study might good news for you. Researchers in Australia found that diabetes patients on a 5:2 diet had comparable results in terms of weight loss and glucose control as those on a daily calorie-restricted diet.
July 30, 2018
Oranges can be a powerful weapon in the fight against this blinding condition
An orange a day keeps the ophthalmologist away is a new saying that could grow in popularity now that Australian researchers have discovered people who eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration.
July 16, 2018
This research shows the power mothers have in helping the next generation maintain good health
The saying in parenting that behavior is more caught than taught seems to apply to a healthy weight range as well. The results of a new study published in the British Medical Journal show children are a lot less likely to be obese if their mother sticks to a healthy routine.
July 09, 2018
More evidence of the importance of the microscopic bacteria living in your intestines
The importance of a healthy gut microbiome is reinforced by new research that suggests depression and anxiety may be linked to gut bacteria in obese people. Noticing that obese people with type 2 diabetes were more likely to suffer from acute depression, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School set out to understand what factors might be the cause.
July 02, 2018