High-Protein Diets Could Help Prevent Post-Diet Weight Regain

Researchers have discovered eating a high-protein diet after a restrictive diet could help prevent weight regain by supressing the presence of gut bacteria responsible for fat absorption.

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The Meaty Culprits Behind Air Pollution-Linked Deaths

Shifting to a less meat-intensive diet could reduce air pollution and avoid 75,000 annual premature deaths in China.

Onions And Garlic Linked To Lower Bowel Cancer Risk

A research group has found that Chinese who consumed larger amounts of onions and garlic had a lower risk of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Whale Sharks Eat Their Veggies Too

Blood tests reveal that whale sharks off the coast of Okinawa consume significant amounts of plants and algae.

Dietary Fat, Not Sugar Or Protein, Causes Weight Gain

A large-scale dietary trial in mice shows that fat, not protein or carbohydrate, was responsible for causing obesity.

Bacterial Species That Alleviate Diabetes Identified

A research group in China has identified a group of gut microbiota that can alleviate the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in patients consuming a diet high in fiber.

Molecular Switch In The Brain Controls Weight Gain

Using mouse models of obesity, Japanese researchers have identified a molecule in the brain that promotes leptin resistance, which leads to weight gain.

Meat Lovers May Be At Higher Risk Of Diabetes

Eating more red meat and poultry increases the risk of diabetes, partially due to the higher iron content in these meats.

Fish Oils Suppress Seizures Through Estrogen

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from food reduces the severity of seizures in mice by causing more estrogen to be produced in the brain, researchers say.

Paying People Cash To Lose Weight Works

Paying participants in a weight loss program just US$160 can help them lose weight and keep the pounds off, study shows.