Appetite rises and fat burn slows if you eat later in day, study finds

CNN  —  We all know that eating later in the day isn’t good for our waistlines, but why? A new study weighed in on that question by comparing people who ate the same foods – but at different times in the day. “Does the time that we eat matter when everything else is kept consistent?” … Read more

Obesity should be reclassified as a brain disorder: doctors

A new study has prompted some doctors to reconsider how obesity is classified. Currently, it is treated as a behavioral disease, but doctors are now suggesting that it be considered a brain-development disorder such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD), autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The study, which was published on Science.org, was … Read more

Ultra-processed foods are harmful – but not only because of their low nutritional value

In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50% or more of calories consumed. This is concerning, given that these foods have been linked to a number of different health conditions, including a greater risk of obesity and various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia. Ultra-processed foods … Read more

Commercial Weight-Loss Program May Outperform DIY Approach

A widely available commercial weight-management program led to greater reductions in weight than an unstructured, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, according to new data published recently in JAMA Network Open. In a randomized clinical trial that included almost 400 adults from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, participants who were assigned to WW, formerly known … Read more