News on Obesity
Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet
December 05, 2022
When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, but new research suggests they do not.
Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered
July 09, 2022
The brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control a programme that activates nutritional intake / specific inhibitors of lipid synthesis could serve as new obesity therapies / publication in 'Nature Metabolism'
Is this the reason for our unhealthy eating?
September 28, 2021
An increasing number of people in the western world are overweight. Why? Scientists have been seeking an answer to this question for some time now. Researcher Rachelle de Vries sheds (quite) some light: we may be pre-programmed.
The secret behind our love for french fries
June 15, 2018
Research has shown that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates - such as french fries - more than foods containing only fat or only carbs.
Durante un año, comió solo papas todos los días: estos son los resultados
September 27, 2017
"Hacé que tu comida sea aburrida y tu vida será interesante", se lo escucha decir a Andrew Flinders Taylor en uno de los videos de Youtube en los que documentó su increíble transformación. El australiano se planteó un insólito desafío: comer durante todo un año solo papas. Es decir, comer papas todos los días. Papas, como su único alimento.
Schmieding Produce Launches New 100 Calorie - Skinny Potato
January 30, 2017
Schmieding Produce Launches New 100 Calorie - Skinny Potato: Potatoes are sorted in such a way, that each potato has roughly a calorie content of 100 Calories
What is Your Health Worth? Snapshot of American Health and Nutrition Perceptions
May 21, 2015
With the theme “What’s Your Health Worth?”, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 10th anniversary Food and Health Survey is offering a wealth of new insights into Americans’ health and nutrition, including perceptions of their own health.
Food Industry criticized for exercise-messaging
April 24, 2015
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children
March 05, 2015
A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.
American Waistlines Are Still Expanding, Study Finds
October 07, 2014
American adult waistlines are still spreading, a new study finds. While body mass index, a key measure for obesity, has stabilized, American bellies have increased an inch over the last decade.