“Watch the pounds melt away!” “Lose 20 pounds in 20 days!” “Fit into those high-school jeans!”
The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic — because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and seizures.
Being healthy is simple, right? "Eat less, move more." That's easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to health and fitness. Recommendations like this are blanket statements that don't address practicality—so when it comes down to it, which is more important? Diet, or exercise?
Researchers at the Salk Institute have developed a new weight loss pill that tricks the body into believing it has consumed calories, which then triggers a fat-burning response.
Overweight and obese people are often the targets of discrimination and teasing. But while some might argue that 'fat shaming' encourages weight loss, a new study of nearly 3,000 British adults shows it's simply not true.
There's a popular conception out there that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. A new study now shows this is pretty much bullshit.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we are often told, mostly because it helps us keep off the excess weight. But a new meta-analysis now shows that the science doesn't actually back up this claim.
Methylcellulose is a pretty common additive in all sorts of food items and cosmetics. You've probably eaten it in the last few days in ice cream (and it's also has some insane applications in molecular gastronomy, and is a major ingredient in KY jelly). But by tweaking it slightly, it could become the "magic bullet"…
Ready for the next extract that everyone's going to be taking to try and lose weight? Move over, green tea; green coffee beans are next up to the plate. Dr. Joe Vinson presented his research at the Spring conference of the ACS, and in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study, the extract actually…
Sure, icing your wrists can help you cool down more easily — but could chilling your palms help you lose weight and stay in shape?
Want to shed some pounds? It's not that difficult if you can leave your limited environment for one where you're challenged and interact with more people. At least with mice, changing habitat to one that's more social and offers a wider variety of activities led to a remarkable physical transformation. Much of the…
Apart from its laundry list of negative consequences, smoking is known to do one or two good things for you — it'll help you lose weight, and there's some evidence it can prevent Parkinson's. New research has picked apart just how nicotine helps keep you skinny, potentially opening the way to new weight loss…
Want to trick your brain into making you feel less hungry? Now a new study shows how scientists could use a virus to alter your brain so you don't get as hungry.
Pledging to lose weight as your New Year’s Resolution? We list some of science fiction’s quick fixes for weight loss, but be warned: these shortcuts often come with a terrible price.