Weight Loss

Gut bacteria play a role in long-term weight gain, shows study

Weight gain happens when we consume more food than we can burn, and weight loss happens when we burn more energy than we consume. But...

How often should we exercise to get in shape?

Elite athletes – like Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who won gold for the men’s 1500m race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – train almost ten to...

New evidence shows that healthy obesity is a myth

There is no such thing as being “healthy at every size”. Our latest study shows that if you’re obese but metabolically healthy (so-called “fat but...

Being underweight linked to dementia risk in older men, study finds

In a study from IQVIA and elsewhere, scientists found underweight is linked to higher dementia risk in older men. Previous research has analyzed the possible...

Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water

Scientific studies and media coverage are rife with warnings on how sugar, carbohydrates, saturated fat, and lack of exercise contribute to obesity. And tens of...

Lose fat, preserve muscle—weight training beats cardio for older people

Scientists from Wake Forest University found for older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. They suggest combining weight...

Fast weight loss may mean muscle loss, study finds

In a study from Maastricht University, scientists found that if you lose weight too fast, you may lose more muscle than when you shed...

Calorie reduction + exercise = better muscle function in older adults

Scientists from Florida Hospital found older adults who are overweight may improve their muscle function with a weight loss program that combines exercise and...

Scientists find a diabetes drug can help people lose never-before-seen amounts of weight

In a study from Yale and elsewhere, scientists found a drug recently approved to treat type 2 diabetes is also extremely effective at reducing...

Scientists find a pill that reduces heart disease, obesity, fatty liver

In a recent study from Johns Hopkins Medicine, scientists found that a drug first developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and sickle cell disease...