Eating high-fat foods can cause molecular changes that trigger mindless eating, a new study has found.
Posted: May 30, 2012, 1:51 amRead more
Good news for people who've been confused by the BMI index: new research suggests that a ratio of your height to weight may be a better predictor of diabetes and heart disease.
Posted: May 30, 2012, 1:34 amRead more
Men with low testosterone may be more likely to develop diabetes, no matter how much they weigh, a new study suggests.
Posted: May 17, 2012, 8:26 amRead more
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been studied for its link to fatty liver, diabetes, and even cancer, but it may also affect your memory.
Posted: May 17, 2012, 5:01 amRead more
Diabetics know that a high-carb diet is unhealthy, but a new study suggest a low-fat diet may be just as bad.
Posted: May 17, 2012, 1:58 amRead more
Improving childhood obesity, sleep apnea, and learning impairment may require addressing all three factors, a new study suggests.
Posted: November 4, 2011, 9:19 pmRead more
When blood sugar levels drop your level of "willpower" may plummet as well, researchers say, especially for people who are already overweight.
Posted: October 12, 2011, 10:48 pmRead more
New research published in the medical journal Neurology suggests that high levels of cholesterol may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Posted: October 5, 2011, 10:33 pmRead more
The "sweet spot" appears to be drinking one to six units of alcohol per week, researchers say.
Posted: September 27, 2011, 12:37 amRead more
No studies have been conducted yet, but some experts say that caffeinated drinks such as tea may work similarly to stimulant medications.
Posted: July 19, 2011, 5:08 amRead more
Participants who showed up to a virtual gym in the online game Second Life lost as much weight as real-world gym members, a new study has found.
Posted: June 9, 2011, 10:31 pmRead more
The U.S. has unveiled a new healthy eating icon called MyPlate, to replace the older and more controversial food pyramid.
Posted: June 3, 2011, 9:04 pmRead more
The idea that "thin is in" appears to have taken root around the globe--even in countries where chubbiness was once considered attractive, anthropologists at Arizona State University report.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 10:55 pmRead more
The easiest way to reduce your exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol A) may be to eat fresh, unpackaged foods, a new report suggests.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 8:56 pmRead more
A new study suggests that older adults who eat the most fish may have stronger bones than their peers.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 8:44 pmRead more