You’re going to eat too much this holiday season, and you’re going to gain weight. But when it’s time to drop the fat, your body might be hiding a little secret that doesn’t involve signing up for a gym membership on January 2nd that you won’t ever use.
Aspartame—the artificial sweetener found in drinks like Diet Coke—is probably not good for you. If you believe otherwise, I admire your commitment to self-delusion. A new study published by a team of investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism found a possible reason…
Though it bears some resemblance to a Tim and Eric sketch, the AspireAssist is a very real medical device, approved by the FDA for installation in people 22 or older “with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and who have failed to achieve and maintain weight loss through non-surgical weight-loss therapy.” It allows…
A new gym-goer finds an exercise routine, sticks with it, and the pounds start coming off at a regular clip—until something changes. Not the person; they’re still exercising as hard as ever, sometimes harder, but the weight loss has stopped. What happened?
“Watch the pounds melt away!” “Lose 20 pounds in 20 days!” “Fit into those high-school jeans!”
The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic — because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and seizures.
Researchers at the Salk Institute have developed a new weight loss pill that tricks the body into believing it has consumed calories, which then triggers a fat-burning response.
Overweight and obese people are often the targets of discrimination and teasing. But while some might argue that 'fat shaming' encourages weight loss, a new study of nearly 3,000 British adults shows it's simply not true.
There's a popular conception out there that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. A new study now shows this is pretty much bullshit.
If you're anything like over sixty percent of Americans, you've got a few pounds of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a ton of misconceptions about fat—some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavors.…
Hungry? You probably are, because we eat more soft foods than ever before, meaning we feel satiated less often and want to eat more. Then we get fat.
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.
Methylcellulose is a pretty common additive in all sorts of food items and cosmetics. You've probably eaten it in the last few days in ice cream (and it's also has some insane applications in molecular gastronomy, and is a major ingredient in KY jelly). But by tweaking it slightly, it could become the "magic bullet"…
Recent research out of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center sheds new light on the correlation between gastric bypass surgery and the increased risk of developing an alcohol addiction.
From trying fad diets to developing eating disorders to becoming a gym rat, people have basically gone crazy trying to lose weight. And it's true, America is fat. But what if the secret to losing weight wasn't in ditching carbs or hurling or doing interval exercises but rather if it was in math? What? Yes. Math.
Ready for the next extract that everyone's going to be taking to try and lose weight? Move over, green tea; green coffee beans are next up to the plate. Dr. Joe Vinson presented his research at the Spring conference of the ACS, and in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study, the extract actually…
Sure, icing your wrists can help you cool down more easily — but could chilling your palms help you lose weight and stay in shape?
Want to shed some pounds? It's not that difficult if you can leave your limited environment for one where you're challenged and interact with more people. At least with mice, changing habitat to one that's more social and offers a wider variety of activities led to a remarkable physical transformation. Much of the…