The obesity epidemic shows no signs of slowing, and Americans are now fatter than ever. When looked at in terms of body fat rather than body mass index (BMI), the numbers become astronomical. No use sugarcoating
A just published paper makes the case that carbohydrate restriction with high-intensity interval training is the optimal combination to treat metabolic disease. Let’s take a look at why this combination
Researchers debate the fundamental causes of the obesity epidemic, and dietary changes are the most likely reasons. But which changes? Experts have pointed their fingers at sugar, refined carbs, excess
Insulin is the hormone that promotes uptake of nutrients into cells; it rises after eating, especially with consumption of carbohydrates and protein, and the amount of insulin required for this task varies
I wrote the other day about the less-than-optimal control animals and humans used in fasting and calorie-restriction studies. Partly this is due to the bad food that most people eat, as well as the substandard
The obesity epidemic may be much worse than even the dismal statistics describe. Body mass index under-measures obesity; body fat is more important than body mass index.
Among white men over the age of
Obesity has dramatically increased in the U.S. over the past several decades, and what Americans eat has a lot to do with it. In this article we’ll look at the links between processed food, supernormal
Of all the states in the U.S., Colorado has the lowest rate of obesity, at about 20% as of 2015. Mississippi has the highest rate at about 35%. Why is obesity low in Colorado?
What could account for the
Staying lean is an anti-aging prerequisite
Every now and then a news report comes around about some study or other that finds that being slightly overweight is associated with lower mortality than being
Humans strive to maintain a constant protein intake
The protein leverage hypothesis of obesity asserts that humans and animals closely regulate the amount of protein in their diets, with the average human