In the short term, a ketogenic diet can help improve health as well as assist in weight loss. However, the negative effects of the keto diet start to appear after one week. Mice who were fed a ketogenic-style diet for more than seven days consumed more fat than they could burn, and had an increased risk of developing diabetes and obesity.
Researchers urge people to reframe negative messages about eating and weight loss for the new year ahead.
Poor olfaction is correlated with higher long-term mortality in older adults, particularly in those with good health at baseline. Dementia, Parkinson's disease and weight loss may be possible drivers for the higher mortality rates, but around 70% of cases are unexplained.
A new study adds to growing evidence that altering diet and lifestyle could help to improve symptoms of depression. The study reports, making simple dietary changes, such as eating more nutrient dense meals and cutting back on refined sugars, can help to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.
Researchers report the most effective way to reduce internal, visceral fat is to exercise.
Researchers report bile acids play a key role in providing positive metabolic effects after weight loss surgery. The study also suggest the intestinal microbiome participates in post surgical improvements following gastric bypass. The findings could help develop new treatments for diabetes and obesity, researchers report.
Researchers say those who refrain from drinking alcohol during 'Dry January' experience better sleep quality, lose more weight and have more energy than those who don't participate.
By stimulating cold and nicotine receptors, researchers successfully improved metabolism in mice, helping them to lose weight. Further studies will investigate whether the same results can be achieved in humans.
A new neuroimaging study found those who achieved greater success at losing weight showed increased activation in regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with self control.