Research has shown that in postmenopausal women, excess pounds can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. A recently published study in the journal Cancer suggests that losing weight might help reduce that risk.
If you have a predilection for fatty fare, you may be able to control it better over the long term by going on a temporary low-fat diet, according to an Australian study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Soy foods are just as good as animal protein sources if you're trying to lose weight, according to a small study in Obesity Science & Practice.
If you're at high genetic risk for obesity, take heart. A 2018 study in the journal BMJ suggests that a healthy diet can help you control your weight even more than it helps those at low genetic risk.
We all know that sugar is a big factor in weight gain and obesity, but that's only the beginning, experts say; excess sugar consumption may contribute to a host of ills, from heart attacks to liver disease. But, how much added sugar is too much?
For meat eaters, fat may not be the only concern. A large observational study of Seventh-Day Adventists showed that a high intake of protein from meat is associated with an increased risk of dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease—regardless of the fat content and other nutrients in the meat.
Over time, a gradual slowing of weight loss—a plateau—occurs. But don't get discouraged, you can get past it.
Most of us know that we shouldn't be drinking sugar-sweetened sodas and juices, as they can pack on the pounds. But what about low-calorie sweetened beverages, which have been touted as good replacements?
"Eat a varied diet" has long been a bedrock of mainstream dietary advice, here and around the world. But encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may backfire and lead to consumption of more food, especially unhealthy items, and to weight gain, according to a recent advisory from the American Heart Association(AHA).
Dieting during the holiday season can be tough going, with extra calories seeming to lurk around every corner. If you need some inspiration to stick with it, keep in mind that your efforts might not be a benefit only to you.
Buttermilk's name is deceptive since it contains no butter and is typically low in fat. Preliminary research suggests that the drink may have modest heart benefits. What's more, some buttermilk may be better tolerated than regular milk by people who are lactose-intolerant.
Between meal snacking doesn't have to be a hindrance to your weight management efforts. It's what you snack on and how much of it you consume that counts. These 6 tips can help you avoid self-sabotage.
Maybe Hans Christian Andersen was onto something when he put a lowly pea at the center of his fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea.” The food industry seems to be obsessed with peas, or at least their protein, which is being used in everything from veggie burgers, energy bars, and popcorn to yogurt and ice cream. But does having pea protein as an ingredient mean a food product is otherwise healthful or even high in protein?
Dairy foods, including full-fat types, are not associated with increased body fat or other metabolic risk factors, according to a 2017 study in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, which included more than 1,000 healthy adults in Ireland.
Gluten has gotten a bad rap in recent years. But in the absence of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, there is no evidence that avoiding gluten will benefit your health, and it may even cause harm.