How to Make ‘Low-Cal’ Menu Options More Palatable

April 18, 2014

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled “low-calorie” because they think they’ll be unsatisfying, a new study shows.
“People have come to expect low-calorie food to taste bad or not fill them up,” wrote Jeffrey Parker, of Georgia State University, and Donald Lehmann, of Columbia University.
The findings suggest a [...]

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

April 18, 2014

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says.
One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggested.
The study included 103 British patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, in which [...]

School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

April 17, 2014

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids’ health, but efforts to do so haven’t turned out that way, a small study found.
Bans on chocolate milk in 11 Oregon elementary schools were linked to a big drop in the amount of healthy, fat-free [...]

Crunchy or Smooth? Food’s Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people’s dieting choices.
“We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, and how [...]

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

April 11, 2014

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman’s sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests.

Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

April 9, 2014

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.

Exercise, Diet May Help ‘Pre-Diabetics’ Dodge Heart Disease Death

April 3, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.
People enrolled in the study on diabetes prevention in China followed a diet [...]

Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives

April 1, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A 25-year study finds that monkeys who consume a very-low-calorie diet live much healthier, longer lives than monkeys who ate what they liked.
The findings may be welcome news for those who believe that caloric restriction might also help humans live longer. But the researchers themselves [...]

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

March 31, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery might do more than help people shed pounds. For some who have the surgery, it may also put type 2 diabetes into remission for several years, a new study suggests.
The success rate in controlling diabetes depended on the type of weight-loss surgery, [...]

Want to Lose Weight? ‘Grazing’ May Be No Better Than Eating Regular Meals

March 27, 2014

For weight loss, some swear by “grazing,” or eating several small meals throughout the day, instead of eating fewer meals at traditional mealtimes. Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn’t matter which tactic you use, as long as you do THIS.


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