Are you sleeping poorly? Overweight too? Guess what: They are linked. Research confirms that poor sleep habits increase obesity incidence.
A new study published this month in the journal Appetite revealed that when rats were given the synthetic sweeteners saccharin and aspartame, compared to sucrose (table sugar), they gained more weight even at similar total caloric intake levels
Studies confirm that consuming nutrient-dense 100% orange juice and dried fruits encourages weight loss and increases general nutrition.
Japanese researchers have tested a traditional West African herbal remedy and found that it increases thermogenesis and stimulates brown adipose tissue loss.
A groundbreaking new study found that turmeric extract is capable of turning the "bad" white fat cells in our body into the "good" brown ones, potentially providing a completely new approach to winning the battle of the bulge.
Are toys, pacifiers and even shampoo driving the epidemic of childhood obesity? Here's how to protect your family.
Ever wonder why some people seem to have more inflammation, fatigue and obesity than others despite their best efforts? New research has discovered the answer relates to the diversity of our gut’s probiotic bacteria.
What is green coffee? Before Dr. Oz featured it on his show this year, creating a global consumer feeding frenzy, it had already been investigated over thirty years ago for its possible liver-regenerating, detoxifying and anti-cancer properties.
In the past decade, obesity has become rampant in our country. With it the rates of diabetes in the general population, and gestational diabetes – which is an excessive increase in glucose intolerance in pregnancy – have risen dramatically. Current estimates are that 5%-7% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop GDM.
In an American culture conducive to physical inactivity and nutritional-based disease, why aren't we moving more towards a nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction model?
Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more serious health risks than many of us may realize.
New research from New York State University has confirmed a link exists between Bisphenol A (BPA) and obesity. But there are a few caveats that reveal an even bigger link exposed in other research: The combination of sugary sodas in canned and plastic containers.
It might sound strange, but taking higher doses of vitamin D or sitting in the sun may not always be the best way to boost your vitamin D levels. For some people losing weight might do the trick.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get to the gym more often in the hopes of slimming down? Science writer Gary Taubes suggests that the exercise habit might just keep some people fat.
Promoted for decades as a "safe" sugar alternative, presumably to prevent or reduce symptoms of diabetes, Splenda (sucralose) has been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human subjects.
We keep hearing that modern medicine is evidence based. So why did the AMA create the new disease of obesity by popular vote? The evidence does not show that being overweight is harmful. It does, in fact, show the opposite, that being overweight raises the age of death. But that didn't stop the AMA.
The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was supposed to promote healthy eating. But it seems to have the opposite effect.
A groundbreaking new study reveals that non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) drive obesity- and diabetes-related changes in both mice and humans.
Everyone now seems to know how good turmeric is for your body and mind, but how do you use it in cooking?
Pushed globally as a beneficial to dieters since its approval in 1981, accumulating research indicates that aspartame may actually damage the brain and cause cancer, to name but a few of a wide range of adverse health effects consumers risk by using this 'no-calorie' sugar alternative.
Sunlight is recognized for its vitamin D producing properties, but it has far more to offer than that. Did you know that it kills pain, modulates our lifespan, and may even convert directly into metabolic energy?
A new observational study confirms that chocolate has fat-busting properties, making it both a delicious and highly medicinal treat.
My mother always told us that watching too many episodes of The Three Stooges would rot our brains. As it turns out, she may have been on to something.
Could GE Baker's yeast, which produces insulin in human gut, be a cause of the worldwide epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes?