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Study provides new evidence that exercise is not key to weight...

study results indicate that physical activity will not protect you from gaining weight. Image credit: Flickr/Sarah An international study led by Loyola University Chicago is...

‘Western’ Maternal Diet Appears to Raise Obesity Risk in Offspring

Image Credit:Flickr/Frédérique Voisin-Demery Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at...

High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss

Insulin sensitivity unimproved in obese women who lose weight but consume excess protein Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss...

Combination therapy for type 1 diabetes improves blood glucose control

A combination of three medications--dapagliflozin, liraglutide and insulin--helped people with Type 1 diabetes improve blood sugar control and lose weight, according to a new...

As overweight and obesity increase, so does risk of dying prematurely:...

Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being normal weight -- and the risk increases with additional...

Mediterranean diet high in healthy fat does not lead to weight...

Focus on low-fat diets and lack of differentiation between healthy and unhealthy fat has led to 'paradoxical policies' about healthy eating.Eating a non-calorie restricted...

Study reveals how altered gut microbes cause obesity

Obesity is linked to changes in our gut microbes -- the trillions of tiny organisms that inhabit our intestines. But the mechanism has not...

Fasting-like diet reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that...

Losing weight with a high-protein diet can help adults sleep better

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research from Purdue...

Study identifies successful weight-gain prevention strategies for young adults

Scientists funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have identified strategies that might help young adults (aged 18 to 35 years) avoid...