Did you guess potatoes as one of them? Because we’re eating a lot of potatoes.
“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…
Yesterday, John Bohannon reported on his deeply (and intentionally) flawed study claiming chocolate accelerates weight loss. Today, we have a new twist: The editor of the journal that published his paper claims they never really published it in the first place, despite emails to Bohannon to the contrary.
“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…
Fuck dark chocolate.
Reconstructions of human evolution are prone to simple, overly-tidy scenarios. Our ancestors, for example, stood on two legs to look over tall grass, or began to speak because, well, they finally had something to say. Like much of our understanding of early hominid behavior, the imagined diet of our ancestors has…
Eating healthy is one thing, but unless you're treating a drug addiction, "detoxing" is nonsense, from a medical perspective. Case in point: Companies that peddle detox diets can't even name the toxins they're supposedly ridding your body of.
A new study is cautioning against those late-in-the-day trips to the refrigerator. Because the evidence suggests that, when it comes to our health, it's not just what you eat, but when you eat it.
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:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we are often told, mostly because it helps us keep off the excess weight. But a new meta-analysis now shows that the science doesn't actually back up this claim.
Today marks the arrival of two new prescription drugs designed to help Americans lose weight. For hundreds of dollars per month, clinically obese Americans will be able to purchase cutting-edge chemistry that is less effective than just taking long walks sometimes.
The Subway diet. The cabbage soup diet. The junk food diet. From Atkins to the Zone, there is an array of diets to help people slim down. Have you heard of the masturbation diet? You know, the one in which you drop pounds by playing with yourself furiously.
Though it was originally developed to treat patients with epilepsy, interest in the ketogenic diet has taken off in recent years as we've learned more about its therapeutic and health benefits. Here’s what you need to know about ‘keto’ and why some health experts believe it's good for your body — especially your brain.
We've been told since we were children that we need to eat three square meals a day. But new research shows that we don't need to be eating throughout the course of the day. And in fact, it might even be undermining our health. These insights have given rise to what's known as "intermittent fasting" — the daily…
Losing weight is tough. You've got to eat healthier, start exercising, and just stop being such a lazy, horrible slob in general. That is unless you get a pump that literally sucks food out of your stomach and replaces it with water after the fact. Talk about enabling.
In an effort to get staff to eat better, a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers restructured the main hospital cafeteria. They made two small changes, and those made a world of difference.
Take a trip to your local supermarket and you're bound to see an entire section devoted to gluten-free products. Once the exclusive domain of people with celiac disease, the trend towards gluten-free wheat has quickly become all the rage. So, what's to account for all this?
Another day, another ridiculous weight-loss scheme. Brides-to-be are now paying $1,500 to have a feeding tube inserted through their nose, from which they will live for 10 days off a slow-drip slurry of protein and fat.