It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.
Capsaicin's positive effects are modest. But they are real. All of this is to say, the obsession with chili pepper heat may be a fad. Or a form of masochism. But it may also reflect -- for once -- popular taste and nutrition in a happy alliance.
If you watch the talk shows and commercials the week before the Super Bowl, you'll see they promote food for Super Bowl Sunday. So I wonder, is the ...
North America has a serious obesity problem (have you noticed?). Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and a full one-third are deemed medically...
The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighborhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for a unhealthy and cheap processed foods rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.
To solve some of the world's most pressing issues, it's not enough to admonish consumers to adopt a more ethical identity. Davos leaders must actively enable it. Otherwise, the state of the world will not improve.
Fitness and fatness both matter. Excess weight from muscle, with a lean waist, is not a risk factor for premature death. Excess body fat distributed in the lower extremities, as often prevails in premenopausal women, is also not a marker of risk. Weight around the middle is, however, and its effect on mortality appears in this large analysis to be much the same as the risk of inactivity.
Dr. Oz dispenses such advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with "I heard it on Dr. Oz", but how sound are his recommendations?
No, we're not talking about the restaurant. We're talking about how I lost 140 pounds 30 years ago and kept it off with what has been called the TGI...
If you were not attracted to me at 420 pounds, then ignore me at 200 pounds. I would rather be alone for the rest of my life than be with someone who only loved me now. My wife saw something in me at 400 pounds. She had no idea I would be able to lose weight.
Do some teens, because they embody the caricature of a fat person, literally grow into that caricature?
Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosen as a MacArthur Genius Award recipient for his work on wage inequality, unemployment, addiction, medical research, and economic growth.
While it is critical that we reduce the number of tobacco users in Chicago, addressing this challenge alone will only get us so far. It is just as important to encourage all residents to adopt healthier lifestyles across the board.
Dan Oliverio is an imposing figure. At 6 feet and 225 solid pounds, able to bench press 350, the man resembles Jason Alexander's more attractive, very muscular younger brother. He's also a self-described "out-loud chubby chaser."
Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usu...
As the calendar turns to New Year 2015, what resolutions should you make to get healthier and happier in the next 12 months? Here is what I recommend to my patients, family and friends.