Despite people's concerted efforts, obesity is at its highest level ever. Here's why.
Eating well is becoming more and more of a science, with new research showing us which foods may lower our risk of disease, and which are increasingly pointed to as the culprits behind ill health. Researchers are looking to better understand how nutrients work in our bodies, with studies that analyze at the diets of people with heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, along with research aimed at helping people to lose weight, or maintain weight loss. From all this research, new advice constantly emerges for people who are dieting, or want to eat more healthfully. With news, features and reference pages, we will provide science-supported tips for improving your nutrition.
The body's skeletal system may have an internal scale that senses when someone has gained weight, so the body can decrease appetite in response, a new mouse study shows.
Extract of the fruit garcinia cambogia is an ingredient in some nutritional supplements aimed at stopping weight gain. But is garcinia cambogia safe, and does it work? Here's a look at the evidence.
From the Apple Watch to standing desks, a number of products today attempt to get users to stand more and sit less. But exactly how many more calories are do you burn?
High blood pressure is a serious disease that can, over time, damage the blood vessel walls and increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke and other conditions.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eating chocolate on a regular basis may reduce people's risk of heart problems, particularly among those with obesity, a large new study suggests.
Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either. Here's why.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but it doesn't have to be.
If you're a long-distance runner, it may be an all-too-familiar scenario: You're partway through your run when your stomach starts to cramp and you need to find a bathroom — immediately.
Being overweight or obese increases a person's risk for at least 13 types of cancer, according to a new report.
A 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday.
Washing down your bacon cheeseburger with a big, cold soda may trigger the body to store more fat than it would if you drank something without sugar, a new small study finds.
Women may have another reason to eat healthy and exercise during pregnancy: These behaviors may lower their odds of having a cesarean section, a new meta-analysis finds.
Eating a plant-based diet is good for your health — but some plant-based diets are better than others, a new study that spanned nearly three decades finds.
A new study finds that serving up vegetables with tantalizing names could get people to eat more veggies.
People who are both elderly and obese face a tough conundrum: Weight loss is important for health, but weight loss can also lead to a decline in muscle mass.
CHICAGO — A new, nonsurgical weight-loss procedure — which involves inserting a tube down a patient's throat and suturing the stomach — is safe and effective, a new study finds.
It's common for people to pack on more pounds as they age, but now a new study may have an explanation for this weight gain — and it has nothing to do with exercise or poor food choices.