3 ways to unlock the power of food to promote heart health
A common theme among these three approaches to eating is that they are all considered plant-based, and small changes can make a difference in your overall heart disease risk. “Plant based” does not necessarily mean you have to be 100 per cent vegan or vegetarian to get their benefits. Plant-based diets can range from entirely vegan to diets that include small to moderate amounts of animal products.
Ozempic helps weight loss by making you feel full. But certain foods can do the same thing – without the side-effects
Dietary changes have much fewer risks in terms of side effects, but the responses will take more time and effort.
Is menopause making me put on weight? No, but it’s complicated
When it comes to menopause and weight, it’s weight redistribution – not weight gain – that is actually a symptom. Research has confirmed menopause is linked to an increase in belly fat but not an increase in overall weight.
What’s the ‘weight set point’, and why does it make it so hard to keep weight off?
There’s a scientific reason many people return to their previous weight after dieting, and understanding the science – known as the weight set point theory – is key to achieving long-term weight loss.
Stop hating on pasta – it actually has a healthy ratio of carbs, protein and fat
It can be healthy to eat up to 1.2 to 6.5 times more carbohydrates in a day than protein. The ratio of carbs to protein in pasta is 38g to 7.7g. That’s roughly a 5:1 ratio, well within the acceptable range.
Kicking off the new year by cleansing your body with a detox diet? A dietitian unpacks the science behind these fads
Research shows that there is little evidence to support the use of detox diets and that they are not needed anyway. The body is well-equipped to eliminate unwanted substances on its own, without expensive and potentially harmful supplements sold by the nutrition and wellness industry.
COVID and your gut: how a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa
With COVID, it appears that the make-up of the gut microbiome can influence the course of disease. Research has shown an association between the microbiome profile and levels of inflammatory markers in patients with COVID, where patients with a poorer combination of gut bacteria show signs of too much inflammation. This suggests the microbiome influences the severity of a COVID infection via effects on the immune response.
Future Surge in Diabetes Could Dramatically Impact People Under 20 in U.S.
This expected upward trend may lead to as many as 220,000 young people having type 2 diabetes in 2060 —a nearly 700% increaseand the number of young people with type 1 diabetes could increase by as much as 65% in the next 40 years. Even if the rate of new diabetes diagnoses among young people remains the same over the decades, type 2 diabetes diagnoses could increase nearly 70% and type 1 diabetes diagnoses could increase 3% by 2060.
Weight loss treatments are not a permanent fix – that doesn’t mean they ‘don’t work’
It is often said that 95% of weight-loss measures don’t work. Only, it’s not true. Advances in behavioural treatments (such as cognitive behavioural therapy) for obesity and weight-loss drugs mean there are lots of approaches that help people lose weight. In fact, weight loss is the easy part . The problem is that when you come off a diet or stop taking a weight-loss drug, the weight will invariably creep back up.
WAISTLINES AND BOTTOM LINES
They say they got canned advice and unresponsive clinicians — and some report they couldn’t get the newest drugs.
Research Brief: How unhealthy is red meat? And how beneficial is it to eat vegetables?
A new rating system could help you cut through the health guidelines
After breast cancer: 5 changes you can make to stay healthy
So, what can you do to improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life after a breast cancer diagnosis?
What’s this ‘longevity’ diet, and will it really make you live longer?
Foods in this diet are vegetables, including leafy greens, fruit, nuts, beans, olive oil, and seafood that’s low in mercury.
An expert panel has recommended against taking vitamin E or beta carotene supplements for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease – here’s why
The panel of experts concluded that with regard to the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer, the harms of beta carotene supplementation outweigh the benefits and that there is no net benefit of supplementation with vitamin E for those purposes.
Why snacking could be damaging your health
But these days, people are eating more frequently than they ever have before – and often outside of meal times. New smartphone app data shows that we now have erratic eating patterns. Many of us are continually snacking rather than eating at defined times – which means we spend up to 16 hours a day in a “fed” state.