Weight Loss

Study explains why aspartame may not help with weight loss

Studies have found that the sugar substitute aspartame — sold under the brand names NutraSweet and Equal — isn’t as helpful in losing weight as one might think, and now researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a possible explanation. In their report published online in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, the researchers show how an aspartame breakdown product called phenylalanine interferes with the ...

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How eating more beans and peas could help you lose weight

With the end of the year steadily approaching, some consumers may already be thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, if you – like many others – will be making the pledge to drop a few pounds, putting up a new calendar won’t make it any easier. There are plenty of reasons why someone may fail in their weight-loss goal. ...

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Researchers develop a way for consumers to burn excess fat

Consumers looking to lose weight may have spent countless hours in a sweltering gym trying to burn away excess fat. But is there an easier way to melt away the pounds that isn’t so labor-intensive and time consuming? Perhaps not yet, but scientists at the University of Bonn believe that they have a potential answer. Dr. Alexander Pfeifer and his ...

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Loyola study discounts exercise in weight loss

A new study by researchers at Loyola University will no doubt be hailed by couch potatoes everywhere. After reviewing their latest findings, these scientists are suggesting that losing weight may not depend all that much on getting exercise. The researchers say they closely followed young adults in the U.S. and four other countries and concluded that neither the amount of exercise ...

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Super Bowl Sunday can be a calorie trap

Super Bowl Sunday is a lot like Thanksgiving. There’s a lot of eating and drinking and sitting on the couch watching football. And just like Thanksgiving, there’s an opportunity for people to pack on some extra pounds by over-indulging. Charles Platkin, executive director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College and editor of DietDetective.com, says most ...

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Why waking up early could help you lose weight

Eating healthily and losing weight can be difficult tasks for anyone, but a new study shows that when you choose to go to bed and wake up can make a big difference. Researchers from The Obesity Society (TOS) have found that consumers who wake up early and go to bed at a decent hour are more likely to have a ...

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SoulCycle class left woman hanging from bike frame, lawsuit claims

A woman who participated in a SoulCycle class in Beverly Hills last year claims that she was impaled by the equipment. Court papers obtained by the New York Post describe the horrific leg injury that 42-year-old Donna Wood claims was the fault of a SoulCycle stationary bicycle. According to the report, Wood somehow caught her right leg on a support beam ...

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Why the alternate-day fasting diet might not be right for you

If you’re a consumer who struggles with obesity or being overweight, then one of the first suggestions you’re likely to hear is that you should restrict the number of calories you consume each day. However, this can be a major test of willpower for some, and different fad diets have tried to come up with ways that allow consumers to ...

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