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13

Apr

Maybe (some) fat’s not so bad?
Turns out that some fat (whether you’re eating it, covering your skin in it, or carrying it) isn’t as bad as we thought.

Maybe (some) fat’s not so bad?

Turns out that some fat (whether you’re eating it, covering your skin in it, or carrying it) isn’t as bad as we thought.

31

Dec


 Running, not weights, burns fat 



A workout that combines the two activities — lifting weights in addition to running — is no better at burning fat than running alone.
A workout that combines the two activities — lifting weights in addition to running — is no better at burning fat than running alone.

02

Dec

How to get rid of belly fatGimmicky gadgets that target your abs won’t help you get rid of belly fat but we’ve got suggestions for how you can shed the extra weight.

How to get rid of belly fat
Gimmicky gadgets that target your abs won’t help you get rid of belly fat but we’ve got suggestions for how you can shed the extra weight.

12

Nov

Is Pepsi’s new ‘fat-blocking soda’ too good to be true?Pepsi Special, a new version of Pepsi-Cola with added fiber will be sold in Japan and marketed as a “fat-blocking soda.” Is this a healthy idea or a marketing ploy that will lead to more unhealthy eating habits?

Is Pepsi’s new ‘fat-blocking soda’ too good to be true?
Pepsi Special, a new version of Pepsi-Cola with added fiber will be sold in Japan and marketed as a “fat-blocking soda.” Is this a healthy idea or a marketing ploy that will lead to more unhealthy eating habits?

10

Sep

5 ways to fight belly fat on the jobDon’t just sit at your desk for hours. Move around a few times a day, snack sensibly and stay hydrated.

5 ways to fight belly fat on the job
Don’t just sit at your desk for hours. Move around a few times a day, snack sensibly and stay hydrated.

13

Jul

Scientists identify new type of fat cellThe ‘beige’ cells are similar to ‘white’ and ‘brown’ fat cells, and have the potential to help scientists strengthen fat loss through a hormone called irisin.

Scientists identify new type of fat cell
The ‘beige’ cells are similar to ‘white’ and ‘brown’ fat cells, and have the potential to help scientists strengthen fat loss through a hormone called irisin.

27

Jun

Low-carb diet beats low-fat when it comes to burning caloriesOn the low-carb diet, people burned the most calories but also experienced increased stress hormones and inflammation, major heart disease risk factors.

Low-carb diet beats low-fat when it comes to burning calories
On the low-carb diet, people burned the most calories but also experienced increased stress hormones and inflammation, major heart disease risk factors.

22

May

Is saturated fat bad for you?Plenty of experts say yes, yet some traditional societies seem to have none of the chronic health issues that Americans do. Why is that? Our health writer explores the studies and tackles this controversial issue.

Is saturated fat bad for you?
Plenty of experts say yes, yet some traditional societies seem to have none of the chronic health issues that Americans do. Why is that? Our health writer explores the studies and tackles this controversial issue.

Good fat, bad fat: What’s good for your body also good for your brainAcross a four-year study, women who ate more foods with mono-unsaturated fat, like avocados, had better cognitive function and memory.

Good fat, bad fat: What’s good for your body also good for your brain
Across a four-year study, women who ate more foods with mono-unsaturated fat, like avocados, had better cognitive function and memory.

11

May

Is your alarm clock making you fat?Researchers say that ‘social jetlag’ is the source of some sleep woes, as our bodies respond to indoor and outdoor light differently, fooling our body clocks.

Is your alarm clock making you fat?
Researchers say that ‘social jetlag’ is the source of some sleep woes, as our bodies respond to indoor and outdoor light differently, fooling our body clocks.