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Thin evidence behind “revolutionary” blood sugar diet: Scientists

“Irresponsible to make recommendations” when there isn’t convincing evidence that they’re right, says a critic of new diet promoted by University of Copenhagen research group.

How can you avoid regaining those lost kilos?

New scientific results from a small clinical study shows that people maintain weight loss when they adhere to their own systematic set of rules for eating, rather than following any particular diet, or eating for pleasure or hunger.

Palaeolithic diet gives slightly more weight reduction

A Swedish study shows that elderly women who stuck to a Palaeolithic diet achieved more health benefits than those who followed the dietary recommendations of Nordic country nutritionists.

Fat metabolism protects the body against toxins from sugar

When the body burns fat it creates compounds that counteract some of the harmful effects of sugar.

Calorie labels encourage us to order healthier meals

Labelling the calorie content of meals in restaurants is an effective tool for combating weight gain in the population, says the Danish Cancer Society.

More calories burned with one large meal instead of several small ones

Weight watchers might be keen to hear that calorie intake is not a simple factor of metabolism. What you eat and how you eat it can have an effect on how much energy a body burns and how full a person feels.

Eating only during active hours reduces risk of obesity

A new study of rats suggests that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that affects weight loss or gain.

Scientist: lose weight effectively with a simple math-based diet

Can simple mathematics provide an effective and easy diet? Yes, says the scientist behind a new method, which will soon be available as an app.

Red meat not such a bad thing to eat?

A Norwegian study indicates that the iron in red meat might represent a smaller risk for colon cancer than believed. Surprisingly for many, polyunsaturated fats can also create harmful substances in the intestines.

How to boost your vitamin intake

Certain types of apples or cuts of salmon contain more vitamins than others. Find out how you can optimise your vitamin intake.