• How Gut Bacteria Help Make Us Fat and Thin

    Intestinal bacteria may help determine whether we are lean or obese For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their condition are all too familiar: an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and perhaps some unlucky genes. In recent years, however, researchers have become increasingly convinced that […]

  • The Missing Link | How DHEA Impacts Weight Management

    The human body’s production of DHEA peaks at age 25, after which levels start to decline. By age 70, DHEA levels are likely to be 75 to 80% lower. In the past few years alone, signi­ficant scienti­fic substantiation of DHEA’s anti-aging effects has emerged. Its neuroprotective effects are now recognized as being vital in protecting […]

  • Obesity Around the World

    Years into the obesity epidemic, millions of Americans have tried to lose weight, and millions of them have failed to do so long term. It’s so serious now that close to 40 percent of Americans are obese . The average woman in the United States today weighs about 168 pounds , or roughly the same […]

  • Tired of Middle-Age Weight Gain?

    Study may pave way for new type of weight loss medication! Many of us may have noticed – with a fair degree of apprehension – that we tend to gain weight a lot more easily as we age. The general perception is that this is due to poor lifestyle choices, but a new study suggests […]

  • Avocado can make you healthier!

    Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of risk factors that can raise the risk of other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes , heart disease , and stroke . Risk factors include abdominal obesity , low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – or “good” cholesterol – high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure […]

  • To eat or not to eat (before exercising). That is the question

    Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This study highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to […]

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Found to Raise Death Risk for People with Heart Disease

    Past studies have associated yo-yo dieting with increased risk of poor heart health. For individuals with pre-existing heart disease, however, new research finds that the health consequences of repeatedly losing and gaining weight may be even more severe. Researchers of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at NYU Medical Center in New York, and colleagues recently […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bites

    INGREDIENTS 1 pint contanier (2 cups) blueberries 1 cup Dannon Light and Fit, Vanilla Greek yogurt INSTRUCTIONS 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick Silpat mat, and set aside. 2. In a medium mixing bowl, add yogurt and then gently fold in the blueberries until all of them are coated. 3. […]

  • Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Energy

    Wonder why some people seem to have endless energy? You know the type. They always seem awake, alert, ready to achieve, even as your energy level seems to have hit “Empty.” If energy seems hard to come by these days, you’re not alone. Close to one-third of respondents to National Sleep Foundation poll said they […]

  • Weight Gain is Not Inevitable After 50

    As you get older, you might notice that maintaining your usual weight becomes more difficult. In fact, many women gain weight around the menopause transition. Menopause weight gain isn’t inevitable. You can reverse course by paying attention to healthy-eating habits and leading an active lifestyle. The hormonal changes of menopause might make you more likely […]