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How many times a day should you eat to lose weight?

When it comes to weight loss, science shows that it’s diet — not exercise — that helps you drop the most weight. That might be the case, but ask five different people their opinions on how many times a day should you eat and you’ll get five different answers. Never eat...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:01pm

Diet Coke gets a massive makeover

On Wednesday, as part of an initiative to rejuvenate the brand, Coca-Cola debuted four new flavors of Diet Coke and new packaging to hit shelves this month. The re-vamp (or facelift, if you will) took two years to complete and was "fueled by consumer research pointing to younger Americans...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

The easiest way to eat healthier? This simple thing you're still ignoring

What if we told you there really is “one simple trick” to eating healthier? Well, there is one — and it has nothing to do with taking raspberry ketone pills washed down with a cocktail of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. A study by researchers at King’s...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:50pm

Is fasting better than dieting?

We might be in the throes of the holiday season now, but in a couple of weeks many of us will switch from a steady diet of candy, cookies and alcohol to something a little more healthy — at least for a few weeks. Going on a “diet” might seem like punishment for some of us, but...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:10pm

Is there really such a thing as 'fault-free obesity'? New science says maybe

You eat right, exercise and generally do all the things you’re supposed to do in order to maintain a healthy weight. Yet, you’re still overweight. What gives? It might really be genetics, at least according to a study published in November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:39pm

New book reveals just how much Trump loves his fast food diet

Like any other hustling American on-the-go, Trump loves his fast food. Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania - departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016 Maybe it’s the saltiness...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:37pm

Can a sprinkle of this spice on your food actually help you lose weight?

What if we told you all those holiday treats you’re eating might actually help you lose weight? OK, that might be a stretch, but a recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute suggests that a classic Christmas spice could give our bodies an edge when it...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:46pm

Steve Bannon is on a juice cleanse to prepare for upcoming 'battles'

The Virginia elections weren't the only unprecedented event that shocked the political world this week: Steve Bannon is reportedly on a diet. The Breitbart chairman and former Trump presidential adviser, who is not exactly known for his healthful glow, has embarked on a juice cleanse to shape...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:31pm

Diet avocados: A food that no one asked for, but is now a thing anyway

A regular diet of guacamole and avocado toast might do a number on your wallet, but a Spanish company wants to make that habit a little less damaging for your waistline. Spanish company Eurobanan is launching Isla Bonita Avocado Light, a “milder” and “juicier” avocado that...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:48pm

Aging better may be as simple as cutting this many calories from your diet

Hold on if you’re planning to celebrate your retirement with a few trips around the buffet: A new study found that our metabolism directly impacts how fast we age. For the study, researchers with the Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine, took liver...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:04pm

No, protein powders aren’t to blame for this bodybuilder’s death

The mother of an Australian bodybuilder is blaming her daughter’s sudden death on her use of protein supplements. Meegan Hefford, 25, was eating a diet rich in protein — and protein shakes — to prepare for an upcoming bodybuilding competition when she collapsed on June 19. She...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:56am

Should you take vitamins and supplements at all? All signs point to no

The industry producing vitamins and supplements is a $37 billion dollar business powered, in part, by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston who gulp down vitamins by the handful. 'I've got a healthy bag of vitamins I take three times a day, like Viviscal and your basic omegas and vitamin C,...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:04pm

Does exercise really cause weight loss? This MD doesn't believe so

Abs are made in the kitchen, but exercise might help you avoid the kitchen altogether. At least according to small study conducted by researchers at Loughborough University in Britain. For the study, researchers recruited 16 fit men and separated them into two groups: one that completed intense...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:41pm

Every year it's more and more important to eat your protein, here's why

The secret to longevity isn’t found in the fountain of youth, but in the amount of protein you eat. A new study published by researchers at McGill University in Canada found that seniors who ate protein-rich foods at all three meals a day were more likely to stay stronger — and for...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:39pm

The Mediterranean diet works, but only if you're rich: Study

The Mediterranean diet may be the best when it comes to overall health, but keeping up with it can kill your wallet if you don’t have a high income. A new study by researchers at Italy’s Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S. found that the diet, inspired by traditional...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:06pm

The color of your fat can determine whether you lose or gain weight

We need body fat to survive, but the color of the fat makes a big difference. Some colors of fat cells are the “good” types, meaning they’re easily accessible by the body to use for energy. Other colors are not as good, meaning they’re the type of cells the body likes to...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:27pm

Could pinching your nose while you eat keep you from gaining weight?

You know the well-worn complaint of many dieters: Some people enjoy burgers and fries without gaining an ounce while others sniff chocolate and pack on the pounds. Well, it turns out that the weight we gain and the smell of our food might actually be related. According to a new study published in...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:16pm

Beware: Washing down a high protein meal with a sugary drink can lead to extra pounds

You stick to a healthy high-protein diet but the weight just isn’t coming off. What gives? A new study from researchers at the U.S Department of Agriculture sheds some depressing light on why a healthy diet with plenty of protein doesn’t mean much if you pair that protein with sugar-...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 4:06pm

Preventing skin cancer might be as easy as eating this common food every day

Go ahead, order that second Bloody Mary with an extra side of tomato juice: A new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University suggests that tomatoes can cut the risk of developing skin cancer tumors in half. For the study, researchers fed a group of male mice a diet that include 10...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5:46pm

Potato chips are as addictive as hard drugs, scientists say

As it turns out, the "all that" in the expression "all that and a bag of chips" might as well be methadone. A new study has shown that potato chips are as addictive as hard drugs, and the habit is hard to quit. In a new U.K. special "Secrets of Our Favourite Snacks,...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:33pm