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25 Aug

Exercise Key to Weight Loss in Diet Resistant People, Study Finds

Adults with obesity who can’t lose weight despite strict dieting may need to add exercise to their program, researchers say.

22 Dec

Are Cortisone Shots Good or Bad for Knee Arthritis?

A new study finds cortisone shots do not cause significant cartilage loss or increase the risk of knee replacement.

16 Dec

HealthDay Now: What’s So Special About the Mediterranean Diet?

Caroline Susie, RDN/LD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares why the Mediterranean diet is one of the diets she recommends most to patients.

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Knee Trouble? Losing Weight May Help Slow Arthritis

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Losing excess weight may not only help prevent knee arthritis, but also slow its progression in people who already have the condition, a recent study suggests.

Researchers found that among over 9,000 middle-aged and older adults, those who managed to shed some extra weight benefited their

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  • Are Big Breakfasts Really the Key to ​Weight Loss?

    Dieters who believe that eating a big breakfast followed by a small dinner is the surest way to lose weight will likely be very disappointed by the findings of a new, small study.

    What did the researchers discover? Eating the largest meal early in the day is unlikely to make any difference.

    “The notion of timing of eating to influence health has been around for a long time,” sai...

    Are You Among the 'Diet-Resistant'? Workouts May Be Key to Weight Loss

    "You can't run from the fork."

    It's an old weight-loss saying, reminding folks that diet is more important than exercise when it comes to shedding excess pounds.

    But is that true for everyone?

    New research suggests there's a category of "diet-resistant" people who need to work out and watch what they eat if they want to shed pounds.

    In fact, these folks should ...

    Fasting Diet Could Help Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

    Intermittent fasting might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, a new study has found.

    People with diabetes who restricted their eating to within a daily 10-hour window wound up with blood sugar levels in the normal range for about three hours longer than when they ate whenever they pleased, the researchers reported.

    These patients also experien...

    Could Fasting Diets Lower COVID Severity?

    A fasting diet might be the ticket to avoiding a COVID-19 hospitalization, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah found that people who had practiced water-only intermittent fasting for decades were less likely to experience severe complications as a result of a COVID infection.

    "Intermittent fasting has already been shown to lower inflammation and i...

    Intermittent Fasting: Is It Better Than Typical Weight-Loss Diets?

    "Time-restricted" eating has become a popular weight-loss tactic, but a new clinical trial finds no benefits in adding it to old-fashioned calorie-cutting.

    Time-restricted eating is a form of intermittent fasting, in which people limit themselves to eating within a certai...

    'Motivational' Talks Won't Help Dieters Lose Weight: Study

    It takes a lot of will to successfully lose weight, but a new research review suggests that "motivational" conversations with a health provider may make little difference.

    The review looked at studies that tested the effects of

    Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

    "Sugar-free" might sound healthy, but a new study hints that people who consume a lot of artificial sweeteners may face a slightly higher cancer risk.

    Experts stressed that the findings do not prove sugar substitutes are th...

    Study Hints That Cutting Daily Calories Could Extend Healthy Life Span

    Just a slight reduction in your calorie intake could give you more and healthier years of life, researchers say.

    They also pinpointed a protein that plays a key role in the beneficial effects of reduced calorie intake, and said it may be possible to manipulate it to improve h...

    New Year's Resolution? Here's How to Make it Stick

    It's clear that these last couple of years have been tough for a lot of people.

    So now that it's the week when people make New Year's resolutions, go easy on yourself.

    If you'd like to make a resolution, start small, the American Psychological Association (APA) suggests. By small, the goal should be one you think you can keep.

    For example, if you want to eat healthier, don'...

    Science Reveals How Red Meat Harms the Heart

    Red-meat lovers may raise their risk of heart disease through a chain of events that plays out in the gut, a new study suggests.

    Many studies over the years have tied diets heavy in red and processed meats to a heightened risk of heart disease and stroke. That type of evidence does not, however, prove red meat is the problem -- or, if it is, why.

    The new findings offer more clues ab...

    Big Review Confirms Power of Fasting Diets for Weight Loss

    Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its potential health benefits, and now a new review shows this style of eating really does produce weight loss and may even improve certain markers of heart health.

    Intermittent fasting is an umbrella ...

    Americans Turning to Trendy Diets to Shed Pandemic Pounds

    Americans in the prime of their lives are worried about the pounds they packed on during the pandemic and plan to do something about it in the new year, a new Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds.

    Nearly 2 of every 3 U.S. adults (63%) plan to change up their diet in 2022, either by eating less or cutting back on specific foods, poll results reveal.

    Adults between the ages of ...

    Pandemic Curbed Kids' Efforts to Lose Excess Weight

    A new study is highlighting yet another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: It has likely made it even harder for kids with obesity to manage their weight.

    The findings, researchers said, are no surprise. Many adults, faced with normal life being upended during the pandemic, have seen changes on the bath...

    Diet Drinks May Thwart Efforts to Lose Weight

    Trying to slim down? Diet drinks aren't likely to help, researchers warn.

    And those containing the artificial sweetener sucralose may even increase food cravings and appetite in women and people who are obese, according to a University of Southern California study.

    "There...

    MIND Diet May Guard Against Alzheimer's

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - The MIND diet may help older people ward off Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

    Developed by the late Martha Clare Morris, who was a Rush University nutritional epidemiologist, and her colleagues, the MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets.

    People in the study who followed the MIND diet even later in life did not...

    Intermittent Fasting Can Cut Your Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

    In terms of healthy eating, timing is everything.

    That's the word from researchers who claim the time of day that you eat may be just as important for your health as what you eat.

    Having your meals in a consistent window of 8 to 10 hours may help prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to the authors of a new study published online Sept. 22...

    Better Diet, More Exercise Equals Better Blood Pressure

    People with high blood pressure that doesn't respond to treatment may have more success by following the DASH diet and joining a supervised diet and exercise program, a new study suggests.

    DASH is short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension -- a regimen rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and limited salt.

    Duke University researchers found it can help people wit...

    Getting Healthy After Heart Attack Could Add Over 7 Years to Life

    Heart attack survivors could gain more than seven healthy years of life if they take the right medications and improve their lifestyle, new research estimates.

    Unfortunately, studies have found, heart attack survivors rarely get optimal control over their risk factors.

    The new research echoes that evidence: Of more than 3,200 patients, only 2% had their blood pressure, cholesterol a...

    Try These 3 Tips to Lose Those Pandemic Pounds

    If you're like many people, your waistline has expanded during the pandemic.

    "The world shut down," said Heather Tressler, a registered dietitian at the Penn State Celiac Clinic at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "Maybe you didn't change what you ate, but you became less active."

    Lately, Tressler says she's seeing patients -- adults and children -- who have ga...

    Just 250 Fewer Calories Per Day Brings Big Health Rewards for Obese Seniors

    Seniors, it may be easier than you think to undo the damage of decades of bad eating and precious little exercise.

    New research shows that cutting just 250 calories a day and exercising moderately could lead to not only weight loss but improved vascular health in older obese adults.

    These lifestyle changes may help offset age-related increases in aortic stiffness, which is a measure...

    For Losing Weight, Calorie Counting Tops Fasting Diets

    Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage, but new clinical trial results indicate they don't work any better than simple calorie cutting.

    People who simply cut their daily calories by 25% lost the most weight and fat tissue in three weeks of dieting, compared with two groups following different intermittent fasting regimens, an international team of researchers reported.

    There al...

    Teasing People About Weight Can Help Bring on Eating Disorders

    What can make a young person vulnerable to eating disorders? Teasing them about any extra pounds they may carry, researchers say.

    "Our findings add to the growing evidence that weight-based mistreatment is not helpful and is often harmful to the health of young people," said study leader Laura Hooper, a PhD student at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, in Minneapolis.<...

    'Plant-Based' or Low-Fat Diet: Which Is Better for Your Heart?

    Hoping to eat your way to a healthier heart?

    Diets rich in plant foods may beat low-fat eating regimens for cutting the risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

    Saturated fat, the kind largely found in animal products, has long been viewed as the enemy of the heart, since it can raise "bad" LDL cholesterol.

    In the new study, which tracked more than 5,100 Americans,...

    Two Common Eating Habits That Can Really Pile on Pounds

    The portion of food that you put on your plate and how fast you eat it could determine how much you're eating -- or potentially overeating.

    A new study found that when people were given larger portions of macaroni and cheese for lunch, they ate more, as much as 43% more when the portion size was increased by 75%.

    Those who ate faster or took bigger bites also tended to eat more fo...

    Losing Weight Can Beat Diabetes and Also Help the Heart

    An aggressive weight-loss program not only achieves remission of type 2 diabetes, but may also end the need for blood pressure medications, new research shows.

    "Our study shows that, in addition to possible remission from type 2 diabetes, there are other very important health benefits, as weight loss is a very effective treatment for hypertension [high blood pressure] and its associated s...

    Diet Pill Use Could Be a Step Away From Eating Disorder

    WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - Teenage girls who use over-the-counter diet pills and laxatives to lose weight run a very high risk of developing eating disorders, researchers say.

    In a new U.S. study, girls who used diet pills had a 258% greater risk of being diagnosed with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia within five years. If they used laxatives, the risk was 17...

    'Yo-Yo' Dieting May Mean Sleepless Nights for Women

    So-called yo-yo dieting may increase a woman's risk of insomnia, sleep apnea and other sleep problems, a new study suggests.

    Yo-yo dieting -- formally called weight cycling -- is defined as losing and regaining 10 pounds or more when not pregnant.

    The study included more than 500 women in every stage of adult life, including childbearing, premenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal...

    Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Is Especially Unhealthy: Study

    The earlier in life type 2 diabetes arises, the deadlier it is, a new analysis finds.

    The study, which pooled the results of 26 previous ones, revealed a clear pattern: The younger people were when they developed type 2 diabetes, the greater their risk of complications like heart disease and stroke.

    For each year type 2 diabetes was delayed, the risk of blood vessel diseases fell by...

    Living Healthy Good for Your Heart, Even if You're on Meds

    No matter how many medications you take, eating a healthy diet, not smoking and getting plenty of exercise will help keep you alive, a new study finds.

    "We've long known about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. The results from our study underscore the importance of each person's ability to improve their health through lifestyle changes even if they are dealing with multiple hea...

    Calorie Count: Eating Early Doesn't Boost Weight Loss

    If you're overweight, eating most of your calories early in the day won't boost the benefit of a healthy diet, new research suggests.

    In a 12-week study, 41 people ate the same healthy diet, but one group ate 80% of their calories before 1 p.m. and the other group ate 50% of their calories after 5 p.m.

    All participants consumed the same prepared, healthy meals. Weight and blood...

    Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Follows 'Special' Diet

    No doubt you've heard friends lament they couldn't eat bread because they were on the Keto diet, or maybe it was Paleo, or a low-carb plan or perhaps they were forgoing gluten. It's hard to keep track.

    That's because lots of Americans are following a special diet. On any given day, about one in six Americans reports eating a "special" diet, a new U.S. government study finds.

    A spec...

    Do Fasting Diets Really Work? New Study Finds Little Benefit

    More and more people are turning to "intermittent fasting" to lose weight, but the jury is still out on whether the tactic works.

    In a new clinical trial, researchers found that one type of intermittent fasting did help overweight and obese adults drop a couple of pounds over 12 weeks. But they fared no better than a comparison group who ate whenever they wanted.

    The finding...

    Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay With Healthy Lifestyle

    Want to fend off high blood pressure? New research adds to the pile of evidence showing that living healthy can help you avoid hypertension.

    The study included nearly 3,000 Black and white U.S. adults, aged 45 and older, who didn't have high blood pressure at the start of the study.

    The participants' heart health was assessed with the American Heart Association's Life's Sim...

    New Weight-Loss Program Shows Promise Among Low-Income Americans

    Lifestyle interventions can help people lose weight, but experts have worried whether such programs can work in low-income communities where obesity rates can be high and access to health care can be limited.

    Until now.

    A new study found that when these programs are made accessible, meaningful weight loss can be achieved.

    The research team, led by Peter Katzmarzy...

    After a Heart Attack, a Joint Effort to Lose Weight Works Best

    Heart attack survivors are more likely to lose weight if their spouses join them in shedding excess pounds, new research shows.

    "Lifestyle improvement after a heart attack is a crucial part of preventing repeat events," said study author Lotte Verweij, a registered nurse and Ph.D. student at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands. "Our study shows that when spous...

    Whether From Diet or Surgery, Weight Loss Has Same Benefits: Study

    The metabolic benefits of weight loss in severely obese people are the same whether they lose excess pounds through dieting or surgery, a new study says.

    That suggests that weight loss alone, not any effects of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, is responsible for metabolic improvements such as better blood sugar control and diabetes remission, according to researchers at the Washington...

    Don't Wait to Lose Weight: Shedding Obesity in Youth Extends Life

    Obesity can kill, contributing to the development of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. But losing weight before middle age arrives can help prevent early death, a new study shows.

    The researchers tracked health data for more than 24,000 people, considering obesity, weight loss and risk of early death. The study found that people who were obese at age 25 but lost weight between earl...

    Fast Food Makes an Unhealthy Comeback Among Kids

    After a period of improvement, U.S. kids are eating as much fast food as they were in the early 2000s, new government figures show.

    Researchers found that between 2003 and 2010, there was a decline in U.S. kids' intake of fast-food calories -- dipping from an average of 14% of daily calories, to just under 11%.

    The positive trend was short-lived, however. By 2018, th...

    Want to Protect Your Eyes as You Age? Stay Away From Carbs

    Glaucoma strikes many people as they age, but what if a simple dietary change could lower your risk?

    New research suggests it can: Scientists found a low-carbohydrate diet might protect you against the vision-robbing disease.

    The researchers analyzed data from 185,000 female nurses and male health professionals, aged 40 to 75, who took part in three large studies in the Uni...

    How Much Fasting Is Enough for 'Fasting Diet' to Work?

    Limiting food to a narrow window of time each day may help people shed some extra pounds, a small study finds.

    And restricting your eating to six hours may work as well as a stricter four-hour time frame, researchers found.

    In an eight-week trial, researchers found that either of two "time-restricted" diets helped obese people drop some pounds -- about 3% of their star...

    Keto Diet Might Change Your Gut in More Ways Than One

    The now-trendy keto diet is said to turn fat into fuel. But a new, small study says it may also change the vast array of microbes residing in your gut (the microbiome).

    That could be a good thing, as those changes may ultimately strengthen the immune system by tamping down inflammation, researchers say.

    The keto diet, which severely restricts carbohydrates and emphasizes fat...

    Which Diets Help You Keep the Weight From Coming Back?

    While you're hunkered down waiting for the coronavirus to abate, you might get inspired to lose weight. But which diet is best?

    The short answer is that all diets seem to work. The long answer is you'll probably regain the weight within a year.

    "There is no diet that somehow magically helps you keep the weight off," said Dr. Gordon Guyatt of McMaster University in Ontario,...

    Fitness Key to Long-Term Weight Loss Success

    The more fit you are when you start a weight-loss program, the more weight you could lose, a new study says.

    "This research could help us improve the design of our weight-loss programs and suggests that adults with very poor fitness may benefit from additional exercise support during a weight-loss program to achieve higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and improve l...

    Trying the Keto Diet? Watch Out for the 'Keto Flu'

    If you are feeling the aches and pains of what you think is the flu, a trendy diet may be the culprit instead, a new study confirms.

    Researchers took a dive into what's become known as "keto flu" -- the fatigue, headache, nausea and mental fog that some people develop soon after starting a ketogenic diet.

    The keto diet, which is loaded with fat and skimpy on carbs, has beco...

    FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer Risk

    A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk of cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting that its maker withdraw the drug from the U.S. market.

    Eisai Inc. has already "submitted a request to voluntarily withdraw the drug," Dr. Janet Woodcock, who directs the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research...

    Why Some High-Fiber Diets Cause Gas -- And What to Do About It

    If you want to reduce bloating when eating a high-fiber diet, try making it carbohydrate-rich rather than protein-rich, new study findings suggest.

    Bloating is a common side effect that discourages many people from adopting a high-fiber diet.

    For the study, researchers analyzed data from a clinical trial involving 164 participants who followed heart-healthy, high-fiber diets...

    What Matters More for Obesity Risk, Genes or Lifestyle?

    A new study suggests that genetics is not destiny when it comes to your odds of becoming obese.

    For years, research into "obesity genes" has led many Americans to believe that their DNA makes becoming overweight and obese inevitable.

    But the new study shows that daily lifestyle -- not genes -- probably plays the much bigger role.

    The study tracked data on more tha...

    Calories Per Serving or the Whole Package? Many Food Labels Now Tell Both

    For decades, consumers have often been puzzled by what a "serving" means on Nutrition Facts labels on foods.

    Well, things might have just gotten a bit clearer. New labeling regulations went into effect in January, and on many products you'll now see the total amount of calories (and various nutrients) per serving, as well as for the whole package.

    "With the introduction of t...

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