Researchers say switching between healthy and unhealthy foods increases the risk of diabetes

Constant change between a low-calorie and high-calorie diet can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study of rats finds

Switching back-and-forth between calorie restriction and normal diets may be more harmful to a person’s health than never adopting a healthy diet, a new study finds. Researchers at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, found that an unstable, changing, diet can cause long term harm to a person and even put them at an increased risk … Read more

Intense exercise can suppress appetite

Researchers found that exercise leads to the activation of a molecule name lac-phe, which suppresses appetite and leads to better blood-glucose control (file photo)

Hitting the gym can cure your appetite! Intense exercise can activate molecules that stave off hunger, new study finds Researchers found that intense exercise may have an appetite suppressing effect They discovered the molecule lac-phe, which appears in the blood stream after exercise When administered too obese mice, the molecule caused them to eat less … Read more

New intervention could help patients lose weight in their sleep

New intervention could help patients lose weight in their sleep

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth in the UK are looking to recruit volunteers for a trial that will test hypoxia – a state where the body does not receive sufficient amounts of oxygen – as an intervention for Type 2 diabetes press release from the university announced. Often seen in ages above 45, Type … Read more

First meal of the day should be mid-morning as most have dinner later in the evening, expert says

An 11am breakfast is the only way to achieve 14 hours of fasting, according to one professor

Don’t eat breakfast till 11am if you want to lose weight! First meal of the day should be mid-morning as modern lifestyles mean most have dinner later in the evening, expert says The best time to have breakfast is 11am for weight loss, one professor has said An 11am breakfast is the only way to … Read more

Woke researchers call for term ‘morbidly’ obese to be banned because it’s offensive

Calling the fattest category of people 'morbidly' obese is offensive, and so is saying their weight loss attempt was a 'failure'

Calling the fattest category of people ‘morbidly’ obese is offensive, woke researchers said today. And they urged doctors and scientists to stop referring to unsuccessful attempts to lose weight as ‘failures’. Terms used moving forward should include ‘ineffective’ or ‘insufficient’ weight loss, or even ‘secondary weight regain’. No specific suggestions were given to replace the … Read more

From raw to dried, we reveal the best way to have your apple a day

Apples are a cheap and convenient source of fiber and beneficial antioxidants, plus plant compounds called polyphenols such as quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory properties

Fresh Apples are a cheap and convenient source of fiber and beneficial antioxidants, plus plant compounds called polyphenols such as quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. This might explain studies that link regularly eating one apple a day with a reduced risk of heart disease, asthma and type 2 diabetes. An apple a day can also … Read more

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New preliminary research this week points to long term benefits from bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. The study found that people who underwent surgery were noticeably less likely to develop certain cancers over a ten-year period compared to similarly matched people with obesity who did not receive surgery. Those who did develop … Read more

Ulcerative colitis can be eliminated in just three months thanks to daily tablet

Once-a-day tablet etrasimod treats the condition ulcerative colitis by binding to immune cells and preventing them from mistakenly attacking healthy tissue in the lining of the gut

Patients with severe bowel disease could benefit from a new drug that can eliminate their distressing symptoms within just three months. Once-a-day tablet etrasimod treats the condition ulcerative colitis by binding to immune cells and preventing them from mistakenly attacking healthy tissue in the lining of the gut. In a recent trial, 27 per cent … Read more

Rebel Wilson recalls sexual harassment pre-#MeToo by male co-star who ‘pulled down his pants’

Lookin back: Rebel Wilson shared that years ago, before the #MeToo movement took off, a male co-star sexually harassed her;  seen in April

Rebel Wilson shared that years ago, before the #MeToo movement took off, a male co-star sexually harassed her. The unnamed actor ‘called me into a room and pulled down his pants,’ then requested a sexual favor with his friends present, she told People. ‘It was awful and disgusting. And all the behavior afterwards – this … Read more