Diet & Fitness
Red Meat: How To Fight The Silent Killer
March 13 2012 9:57 AM EDT
Will eating red meat today lead to an early grave tomorrow? While it’s a known fact that eating read meat can lead to heart disease and diabetes, researchers have now discovered that consuming it can significantly increase risk of death. How can red meat eaters fight back from the harm done to their bodies?
Breaks to Get Up and Move Are Good For Health [STUDY]
March 08 2012 9:31 AM EST
Taking a break to walk every 20 minutes instead of staying seated for hours helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a study -- the latest to highlight the hazards of long periods of inactivity.
Robert Gibbs: 700-Pound Man Getting Help from Dr. Phil, Chris Powell after Viral YouTube Video
March 06 2012 4:48 PM EST
Robert Gibbs, a Livermore, Calif., man who weighs nearly 700 pounds, uploaded a plea to YouTube on March 1, begging for help losing weight. By Tuesday, March 6, the video had over a million views, 20,000 likes and an offer from transformation specialist Chris Powell to help lose the weight for good.
Vitamin D Health Benefits for Young Women: Top 5 Ways to Boost the Nutrient in Your Diet
March 05 2012 7:34 PM EST
A new study shows that girls and young women with large amounts of vitamin D in their diet are less likely to suffer stress fractures, according to Reuters. A stress fracture is a small crack in the bone that usually affects athletes such as runners and gymnasts.
Cupcake Wars: The Impending Bloomberg Battle on Cupcake ATMs
March 02 2012 5:26 PM EST
Cupcake automats are coming to the streets of Manhattan by summer to offer cupcake-craving consumers the 24-hour spot for sugar satiation--how will the health-conscious Bloomberg administration react?
Saffron Extract, Flaxseeds and 5 Other Natural Appetite Suppressants
March 02 2012 4:03 PM EST
Saffron extract recently made headlines after television's most popular doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, promoted the supplement on his show. Dr. Oz revealed saffron extract as a natural appetite suppressant. Here are six other natural appetite suppressants that can help aid in weight loss.
Qnexa Weight-Loss Pill Approval: Five Non-Dieting Meds People Take to Cut Fat
February 29 2012 12:40 PM EST
As the Qnexa weight-loss pill awaits approval by the FDA, here's a list of five non-dieting meds people take to cut fat. Warning: these prescription medications are meant to be used to address other issues, but they have been proven in studies to also help people drop pounds.
Saffron Extract Benefits: 6 Reasons Why Dr. Oz’s Natural Weight Loss Aid Can Work for You
February 21 2012 9:32 AM EST
Dr. Oz knows a thing or two about staying fit. On Monday, television's most popular doctor promoted a natural miracle appetite suppressant called saffron extract. Here are six reasons why this natural weight loss aid can work for you.
New Diet Pill Qnexa Awaits FDA Approval: 3 Things To Know
February 17 2012 12:15 PM EST
Qnexa, a new diet pill, will be the first new diet pill in 13 years if it gets approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug was previously rejected by the FDA in 2010 due to concerns of safety. Qnexa manufacturers are now presenting additional material to argue their case. Here are three things to know about the new diet pill, Qnexa.
Weightloss Drugs Run Risk of Rare Liver-Related Side Effects: European Medicines Agency
February 17 2012 2:30 AM EST
The weightloss drugs like GlaxoSmithKline's Alli and Roche's Xenical run the risk of very rare liver-related side effects, according to European Medicines Agency.
Headphone Dangers Include Death By Train
January 18 2012 1:29 PM EST
A new study exposes little-known headphone health risks to pedestrians.
GymPact: New iPhone App Incentivizes Gym Visits
January 17 2012 9:17 AM EST
If a bulging waistline isn't enough of a motivator to go to the gym, a new iPhone app called GymPact adds a financial incentive to provide that extra nudge.
Magnesium-Rich Diet May Lower Stroke Risk
January 16 2012 9:21 AM EST
People who eat lots of magnesium-rich foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts and beans have fewer strokes, according to an international analysis covering some 250,000 people.
Harvard Muffin Makeover Ruins Low Fat Diet Myth
January 16 2012 8:59 AM EST
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) worked on a muffin makeover, with nutrition experts from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), to study healthy breakfast or snack options and the impact of ready- to-eat low-fat diet choices. The study gauged if homemade muffins were a safe bet, compared to donuts and other store-bought muffins, as a healthy snack break.
Sausages and Cancer: 5 Other Diseases Related to Processed and Red Meats
January 14 2012 2:33 AM EST
A recent Swedish study reveals a link between the eating of processed meat such as sausages and the incidence of pancreatic cancer. Consuming a single serving of processed meat every day can increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, suggests the new study.
Celebrity Weight Loss: How Snooki, Kim Kardashian and Others Shed the Pounds [PHOTOS]
January 09 2012 10:50 AM EST
Top celebrity weight loss stories from Snooki, Kim Kardashian and more as inspiration for a healthier you in 2012.
Studies Link Vitamin D to Lowered Heart Health and Depression-Related Syndromes
January 09 2012 8:14 AM EST
How much Vitamin D can one safely consume? Two unconnected and recently released studies linked the vitamin to an unhealthy heart and depression-related syndromes.
73-Year-Old Polish Granny Deejays for Senior Citizens (PHOTOS)
January 05 2012 9:29 AM EST
There's a 73-year-old granny in Poland who wants her fellow elderly to get off of their rockers and shake their booties.
Writing Meaningful Thoughts is Akin to Weight Loss Exercises: Study
January 05 2012 5:13 AM EST
It could be that the act of writing down values and beliefs is the next big fat-buster, as part of a mental diet strategy.
DASH: 5 Reasons Why it Wins Title of Best Diet 2012
January 05 2012 3:03 AM EST
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has been announced the winner of the Best Diet Plan of 2012 by the U.S. News and World Report. The list this year also included the easiest diets to follow and other popular diets in various categories. Check out 5 crucial reasons why DASH is a top-ranked diet...