- October 31st, 2013
The days are getting shorter and it’s colder outside—we feel your pain. But this is no time to ease up on exertion: Our bodies are hardwired to pack on winter fat, as it’s been a boon to our survival for millennia. ATPTL, a chemical that tells the body to store fat, is boosted in the winter months. The good news?
- October 31st, 2013
2013 is shaping up to be a year of prevention, which should have you thinking about how well you are treating your own heart. If you are trying to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, or your doctor has said that you need to lower your cholesterol, you are probably trying to keep a close eye on your diet.How to eat to keep your cholesterol lowBy Rebecca S. Reeves, DrPH, RD, RADA
- August 31st, 2013
It seems like the fastest way to sell food today is to slap a “lowfat” or “no-fat” label on it—and after 35 years of authorities on diet demonizing fat, it is no wonder that we are programmed to respond.Why Our Preoccupation with Fat Is Killing UsBy Craig Gustafson
- January 1st, 2013
Researchers have found that not getting enough shuteye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing their ability to respond to insulin by 30 percent.
- August 31st, 2012
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell in adult humans, which they say may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity.
- September 1st, 2009
Nutritionists have known for a while now that watching your fat intake could prevent breast cancer; a new study now suggests such scrutiny may also prevent ovarian cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported that postmenopausal women who trimmed their daily fat intake to 20 percent (instead of the average of 35 percent) reduced their risk by 40 percent in just four years.By Celia Shatzman
- May 1st, 2008
Three Times To Go Low:
1. You’ve got cancer in your family. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that women who limited their fat intake to 24 percent of their total daily calories were 40 percent less likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who got approximately 39 percent of their daily calories from fat.
By Gina Roberts-Grey