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New Look's fad diet shirt was in bad taste, but it's up to us to prevent this kind of thing happening …

New Look's fad diet shirt was in bad taste, but it's up to us to prevent this kind of thing happening …

How can we sit here and slam New Look for promoting an approach to dieting that's plastered all over Instagram by potential customers? Sure, they're … Continue reading New Look's fad diet shirt was in bad taste, but it's up to us to prevent this kind of thing happening …

A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills. Continue reading A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

Are you sick of not losing weight? Why taking a two-week BREAK from your diet might be the key to …

Are you sick of not losing weight? Why taking a two-week BREAK from your diet might be the key to …

The group of intermittent dieters would diet for two weeks and then would take two weeks off, which was a pattern they followed for the whole study. Continue reading Are you sick of not losing weight? Why taking a two-week BREAK from your diet might be the key to …

GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients

GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients

More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred by their family doctor (GP) to a diabetes prevention program delivered by the commercial weight management provider, Weight Watchers, finds research. Continue reading GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients