Dietetics

February 13th, 2019 Exercise resulted in greater reduction in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) relative to weight loss than did pharmacological interventions, found a US meta-analysis. Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre analysed two types of...

February 6th, 2019 Fasting may help people lose weight, but a small new Japanese study suggests going without food may also boost human metabolic activity, generate antioxidants, and help reverse some effects of ageing. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science...

October 31st, 2018 Being overweight or underweight, as measured by the Body Mass Index, could knock four years off life expectancy, a five-year UK population cohort study of nearly 2m people found. Researchers found that, from the age of 40, people at the higher...

August 29th, 2018 Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI.  Called the relative fat mass index, or RFM, it was chosen from more than 300 possible formulas...

June 27th, 2018 Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating – a form of...
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