Jan 7, 2013 — The number of women who say they're dieting has dropped significantly since the early 1990s, according to a long-running survey of national eating trends. What's more, just 1 in 4 respondents agreed that being thin is a lot more attractive than being heavy.
Jan 2, 2013 — Many people turn to superfit models for weight-loss inspiration. There's growing evidence that this is a mistake. New research from the Netherlands explores whether repeated exposure to images of skinny models helps or hinders dieters.
Sep 10, 2012 — Low-glycemic foods that take awhile to digest may help keep weight off longer than other diets. The low-glycemic diet comes out on top in a new study that compared to the low-carb diet and the low fat diet.
Aug 29, 2012 — Women who add more servings of fruit and veggies a day lost more weight even if they dined out two or three times a week, according to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Aug 13, 2012 — Calcium has been touted to stave off osteoporosis and promote bone health. But new research suggests going overboard on calcium consumption could lead to kidney stones or even a heart attack.
May 12, 2012 — Black pepper and other spicy foods are often touted as weight loss aides, thanks to ingredients like capsaicin, but saying no to the freshly-grated Parmesan is more likely to help you lose weight.
Apr 20, 2012 — Smokers who exercised just a little bit had an easier time quitting and were less likely to relapse, new research says. Even smokers who can't quit are less likely to die if they walk 15 minutes a day.
Mar 12, 2012 — Researchers are finding that the friends and family of obese and overweight individuals who lose weight lose weight themselves, and sometimes a lot of it.
Feb 16, 2012 — Dietary cleanses that promise immediate detoxification are all the rage this time of year. But experts say the body is naturally quite good at getting rid of most toxins and doesn't need a lot of help.
Jan 5, 2012 — The first week of the year means big profits for weight-loss firms. Some companies are looking to expand their customer base by specifically targeting men. Others are teaming up with big employers.