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NEWS Don’t exercise to lose weight—you may even put on a pound or two

February 6th 2017

Exercise and physical activity may have many benefits—but losing weight isn’t one of them. In fact, people who exercise regularly are more likely to put on a pound or two, a new study has found.

FEATURE Snore no more

2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 11) /

Simple lifestyle changes could be the answer to snoring and sleepless nights, says Harald Gaier

NEWS Why yo-yo dieting puts on more weight than not dieting at all

December 7th 2016

People who are constantly on a yo-yo diet end up putting on more weight than if they hadn’t started dieting in the first place. It’s all to do with our biology and the messages we send our body about feast and famine, say researchers.

NEWS Typical teenager is drinking a bathtub of sugary drinks a year

November 28th 2016 /

A typical teenager is drinking a bathtub of sugary drinks every year, a UK survey has discovered—and US teenagers could be drinking even more.

NEWS Fitness monitors don’t help you lose weight

September 21st 2016 /

We’ve all seen the serious jogger wired up to a fit watch or an arm monitor—but don’t envy them, the devices aren’t very useful. In fact, those who wear them lose only half as much weight as those who don’t keep track, a new study has found.

NEWS Dangers of world’s most popular slimming drug were hidden during safety trials

August 31st 2016 /

Alli (orlistat) is one of the world’s most popular slimming drugs—but just 3 per cent of its adverse reactions were published when it was going through its safety tests. Without these results ever coming to light, orlistat was approved as a safe and effective therapy in 1998.

NEWS Lose weight and you reduce your cancer risk as well

July 18th 2016

Losing weight comes with an added bonus: you’re also less likely to develop cancer. When you drop the pounds, you also reduce the levels of proteins that help feed some cancers, researchers have discovered.

NEWS Probiotics do help you lose weight, study confirms

July 13th 2016

Adding probiotics to your diet can help you lose weight—and the more of the ‘friendly bacteria’ you take, the more weight you’ll lose. Those who take several probiotics a day, and keep to it for at least eight weeks, benefit the most, a new study has found.

FEATURE Don’t let the fats spoil the cholesterol theory

2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

There’s a joke that used to do the rounds of newspaper offices: don’t let the facts spoil the story. Medicine seems to have its equivalent version, with inconvenient truths being buried to safeguard a cherished theory.

NEWS Calories shut off messages that stop us eating

June 21st 2016

Why do people get overweight or obese? The simple answer is because they eat too much, but scientists are discovering it’s more to do with the amount of calories being consumed.

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