Our metabolism naturally slows down as we age and becomes dysfunctional after dieting. Here’s what you can do to give yours a boost.
The Conversation has been following the trials and tribulations of semaglutide (Wegovy) as it made its way from lizard venom to blockbuster drug.
The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.
But it may have an indirect effect on weight loss – especially if you swap it for the high-calorie drinks you normally have.
Weight regain might be common, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prevent it.
Despite the prevalent view that people with large bodies should simply eat less and move more, it’s nearly impossible to fight our genetic heritage or other factors that are not within our control.
Some researchers assert that the body responds to exercise by burning fewer calories when you’re not working out. Regardless of its effects on weight loss, exercise provides many health benefits.
Many people don’t realise that muscle is also lost when losing weight.
Many processed foods strip carbs of their natural fibers. Eating foods with an ideal total carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio can help with weight management and improve overall health.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis affects around 2% of adults worldwide.
Participants in both groups lost, on average, 4% of their bodyweight over a year.
Overreliance on BMI as a measure of weight and health has deepened inequities and led to inaccuracies and overgeneralizations.
As the use of Ozempic, a drug for diabetes, slams into the mainstream as a weight-loss method, will the drug’s use impact our concept of fatness? And how does fatness intersect with race and class?
Some pharmacies are selling ‘generic’ semaglutide online, despite the drug still being under patent protection.
The diet industry’s reliance on the ‘calories in, calories out’ concept is why society blames people for being overweight. But it’s a myth.
Anti-obesity medications are becoming the go-to treatment for weight loss. But drugs alone may not provide the same benefits as lifestyle choices like exercise and a healthy diet.
The Paleo Diet is popular, but research has yet to substantiate its purported health benefits. As evolutionary anthropologists, here’s why we think it’s time to leave the Paleo Diet in the past.
A new study shows that the gut microbiota has little or no effect on our weight, metabolism and risk of developing chronic diseases.
Eating disorders in teens are common and dangerous, and parents and loved ones play a crucial role in helping to both identify concerning behaviors and promote healthy ones.
Permanent weight loss is hard to achieve. But the good news is: there are still benefits to temporary weight loss.