Study Links Obesity to How Well We Digest Carbs
Obesity may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates, according to a new study from Imperial College London. The body uses carbohydrates from the food we eat to produce glucose, which is used to fuel bodily functions. The human body can either use this glucose right away or store it in the liver […]
Have Saturated Fats Been Unjustly Vilified?
You’d really love to eat a nice juicy hamburger, wouldn’t you? But maybe you resist the temptation because you’re watching your weight and your doctor wants you to cut down on saturated fats in order to prevent heart disease. We’re not recommending that you go ahead and splurge on that burger, but a US cardiovascular […]
New Body Clock Info Could Help Treat Diabetes, Obesity
California researchers have gained fresh new insight into the factors that influence our internal clocks and say their findings could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. “Our group has been fascinated with circadian rhythms for over 10 years now, as they represent a marvelous example of robust control at the […]
Scientist Discover Way to Lose Weight Without Dieting
British scientists have found you can lose weight without dieting – by replacing high-fat foods with their low-fat counterparts. Writing in the British Medical Journal, researchers from the University of East Anglia found that people who switched out high-fat foods with low-fat substitutes lost about 1.6 kg over six months without any additional dieting. They […]