| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
More and more studies reveal that the best diet for the environment -- and for you -- is one packed with plants and light on animal foods. This is intuitive, as it takes fewer resources -- water, fossil fuel, acreage -- to cultivate plant foods, such as...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Fast food has gotten a little better for you over the last 18 years -- except in cases where it’s gotten worse.
Among 27 menu items subjected to scrutiny by Tufts University researchers, eight of the offerings contained fewer calories in 2013 than...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development.
If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:22 PM
If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone.
Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Yale cancer scientist Melinda Irwin says that the connection between obesity and cancer are so strong -- as are recent findings about the effectiveness of exercise and diet in treating cancer -- that pharmaceutical companies should be required to...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:11 AM
It's a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year's resolutions lose steam. The crowds diminish, diets fade into memory, and good intentions are saved for another...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters.
The diet battle of the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The definition of weight-loss insanity is sticking to a diet or exercise plan that hasn't nudged the scale much or has left you with physical or psychological side effects. If any of these signs sound familiar, it's time to jump ship and find a weight-...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative?
A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....