Sunday, December 21, 2014

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British scientists have found a brain mechanism they think may drive our desire for glucose-rich food and say the discovery could one day lead to better treatments for obesity.
According to the Mayo Clinic, research shows that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In a study of almost 2 million healthy adults, it was found to be linked to a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
Consumer Reports recently published its investigation weighing in on whether going gluten-free is really a healthy choice for everybody. For those suffering from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is a necessity, but what about those of us just looking to lose weight and gain more energy? The report, which mainly focuses on the risks of such a diet, has stirred a lot of debate, with some perceiving the findings as a pro-grain advertisement while others finding a balanced coverage of the facts.
Cutting the right calories for weight loss
This time of year it's hard to avoid crossing the line between portion control and calorie overload.
Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing
British scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining more weight.
Study suggests link between fructose and obesity
Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it
Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study
Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing
Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds
Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say
Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight
Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say
Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight
Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness
Do you lack self-control when it comes to food? If so, maybe you need to slow down a bit.
Veganism is vastly considered a healthy lifestyle, but unfortunately, that doesn’t always guarantee a guilt-free meal while dining out. For this month’s series, I tried dishes from some of Philadelphia’s best-known vegan restaurants. Here are my menu recommendations.
At just 14, swimmer Reece Whitley is making a big splash - so big that the Lafayette Hill native seems poised to become an Olympic star.