Once Again, The Media Is Overhyping The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

“There does not appear to be evidence that chocolate should be avoided in terms of impact on cardiovascular risk.” So conclude the authors of a report published Monday in the august medical journal Heart. Their takeaway is decidedly unsexy (takeaways from well-conducted health studies, which the aforementioned… »6/16/15 5:49pm6/16/15 5:49pm


I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.


“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… »5/27/15 4:26pm5/27/15 4:26pm

Man loses 37 pounds by eating exclusively at McDonald's for 90 days

A man lost 37 pounds and his cholesterol level dropped from 249 to 170 by eating exclusively at McDonald's for 90 days. He ate everything: from Big Macs to salads to sundaes to shakes to quarter pounders. It's the antithesis of Supersize Me, the pseudo-documentary of a man who did the same—with two crucial differences: »1/08/14 7:50am1/08/14 7:50am

Weight Loss Sunglasses Make Your Food Look Gross so You Won't

If diets have just never worked for you due to your lack of self-control and your love of all things buttery, maybe it's time for some stupider methods of weight loss. Enter the Weight Loss Sunglasses. Yep, these guys are tinted blue, the "least appetizing color of the spectrum," sure to make that ice cream sundae… »3/24/08 4:10pm3/24/08 4:10pm