Jan 29, 2017

Freezing fat: the new fad in plastic surgery

Move over liposuction, the new fad in fat is freezing it. As plastic surgeons, dermatologists and beauticians from around the world gather in Paris to analyze trends at the IMCAS esthetic congress, here is some of what’s new: No cuts, no needles, no anaesthesia. ...

Oct 29, 2016

Gene variant may drive hunger for high-fat foods

People with a variant of a particular gene prefer high-fat food compared to people without it, said a recent study, suggesting our dietary preferences may be at last partly pre-coded. Unexpectedly, the same individuals had a reduced taste for sugar, according to a recent ...

Aug 25, 2016

Being overweight is linked to eight more kinds of cancer

Being overweight can raise the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, as well as certain brain and reproductive tumors, international researchers said Wednesday. A report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds eight more kinds of cancer ...

Aug 5, 2016

Being overweight may hasten brain aging: study

The brains of middle-aged people who are overweight or obese show signs of accelerated aging, according to a scientific study released Thursday. Levels of crucial white matter — connective tissue allowing different regions of the brain to communicate — were significantly lower in clinically ...

New study throws fat in the fire of diet debate

Jul 9, 2016

New study throws fat in the fire of diet debate

A recent health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedevilled dieters for nearly half-a-century. The low-fat movement has not prevented a global epidemic of obesity linked to health concerns such ...

Philadelphia levies tax tax on sugary and diet beverages

Jun 17, 2016

Philadelphia levies tax tax on sugary and diet beverages

Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages. The tax is set ...