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Diabetes drug could be used to promote weight loss

There is an effective medical alternative to surgery that physicians can offer to patients with obesity, according to new research…

Why a high-fibre diet doesn’t always lead to weight loss

Research into the human gut microbiota is increasingly playing a role in personalising nutrition. A new study published in the International…

Plant extract that ‘suppresses appetite’ discovered

An extract from salacia, a plant native to India and Sri Lanka, has demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar…

Cryotherapy is a pointless fad: there are no short cuts to weight loss

Celebrities are plunging themselves into vats of vaporised nitrogen, exposing their bronzed flesh to temperatures as low as five degrees…

Sound science backs fasting. Calorie counting can’t compete

Fasting is no longer merely the domain of religion — more and more people are fasting for the sake of…

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Viva Mayr clinic: where VIPs ‘detox’ by slowly chewing stale bread

‘A glass of wine at dinner and a flatter stomach in 14 days? It can be done, with this savvy…

Cutting back on carbs is probably the most effective way to lose weight

Reducing carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to diet for weight loss, according to a review article by the…

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‘Diet’ sweetener isn’t great for a diet. A new study suggests why

The sugar substitute aspartame, used in many diet drinks, encourages weight gain — at least in mice. A new study,…

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Fitness trackers are no magic answer for weight loss

Wearable pedometers do not appear to help with weight loss, according to research published in JAMA. The two-year study, at…