Weight Loss

Eating prunes as part of a healthy lifestyle intervention resulted in significant weight loss and waist circumference reduction for participants in a study at the University of Liverpool.

Eating prunes can help weight loss

By Maggie Hennessy

Research from the University of Liverpool found that including prunes in weight may control diets and even improve weight loss. But can the dried plum get past its image problem?

New biomarkers could soon be used to aid weight management by helping to know whether people will respond well to shifts in diet and lifestyle.

Epigenetic biomarkers may predict if diets are working

By Nathan Gray

Researchers have identified five epigenetic biomarkers that are associated with better weight loss responses - a finding that help researchers identify if certain diets and lifestyles are working.

Study finds one size fits all when dieting

Study finds one size fits all when dieting

By Sarah Hills

Fad diets that focus on protein, fat or carbohydrate content are all the same when it comes to losing weight as a reduced-calorie diet can be successful no matter what macronutrients it is made up of, a new study has concluded.

Fat hormone burns obesity

Fat hormone burns obesity

A fat hormone that causes weight loss could open up new routes to
tackling the rising tide of obesity currently affecting 200 million
people worldwide, say researchers in the US, following
investigations into the hormone adiponectin.

Labelling weight loss herbals

Labelling weight loss herbals

In the second story of the day on herbal products, we report that
the US American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), in a bid to
curtail all deceptive advertising, has unveiled a draft framework
for voluntary advertising practices...

Genes to fight obesity

Genes to fight obesity

Future weight loss diets could become 'custom-made' for each
individual, according to scientists working on a three-year
international research project funded by the European Union. The
project, known as Nugenob, explores...


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