Another day, another diet.
For centuries, people have been trying to lose weight in all sorts of ways – including drinking vinegar, avoiding swamps and stocking up on grapefruit.
Is coconut oil all it’s really cracked up to be, or is it just another fad?
Coconut oil is being hailed as the new "superfood", helping us lose weight and kill harmful bugs. But how do the claims stand up to scientific scrutiny?
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...and then they need to record when remission occurs.
The price of weight loss is lifelong vigilance
Food on the mind.
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Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Activity tracking devices are boosting people's desire to make healthy lifestyle changes – and stick to them
Two new Cochrane reviews reveal that some interventions to tackle overweight and obesity in children do work, but only in the short term.
Weight loss surgery carries some risks.
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
There can be benefits to fidgeting, such as boosting attention or helping you burn up to 800 extra calories a day. But it comes at a cost...
There are many types of “fasting” diets. But are they any better than restricting your energy intake the old fashioned way?
Fasting diets aim to make it easier to stick to a weight loss program, but they are not for everyone.
Unlike the immediacy of cooking, gaining and losing fat are relatively slow processes. Rapid methods for weight loss are rarely sustainable.
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.
Is whole body vibration just another fitness fad?
Whole body vibration therapy is undertaken by standing, sitting, lying or doing exercises on specifically designed equipment that oscillates at relatively high frequencies.
Many mindfulness studies on weight loss are flawed. Others only measure surrogate outcomes, such as snacking less.
It should be easier for men to lose weight, but they’re less likely to go on diets than women.
Had to let the belt out a notch or two lately? Then it may be time to give your eating habits an overhaul. Good news - fast meals can be tasty, and healthy.
Short bursts of intense exercise are all the rage. But a new study finds that a more moderate approach can be just as good.
Metabolism can change after weight loss.
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Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate – how many calories we burn at rest – which makes it hard to keep the weight off. So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down?
As obesity has become a health concern globally, weight loss information has proliferated – with questionable effects on its prevalence.
Genes aren't destiny.
Why that fitness plan you saw online probably won't help you lose as much weight as it claims.
Contrary to myth, sex is not good exercise.
Losing weight is hard enough to do without myths interfering in the process. Information based on evidence, not legend, is important. Doctors aren't enough. Friends, family, media need to be on board.