Here's What a Doctor Has to Say About All That Protein You're Eating

High-protein, low-carb diets are often touted as magic cures for those who want to drop a little (or a lot) of extra weight. The Atkins rave of the early 2000s and the more recent hype around the Paleo lifestyle have driven a high-protein movement that gained momentum with media attention and celebrity endorsements. Though some…

Is Broccoli the Secret Fountain of Youth? A New Study Says Yes

While broccoli has long been considered a necessary superfood packed with vitamins, protein, and more, a recent study is suggesting it can also ward off signs of aging. The Washington University School of Medicine study, published in Cell Metabolism, used mice to look at how a specific enzyme found in greens like broccoli, cucumbers, and…

The Scary Truth Behind Your To-Go Oatmeal

Oatmeal typically seems like the healthiest option at a fast-food restaurant, right? Dr. Oz doesn’t agree. Grabbing a to-go bowl of oatmeal at places like McDonald’s or your local coffee shop might be sneaking hidden calories, sugar, and preservatives into your diet that you don’t expect. The Dr. Oz Show specifically cited “cream, stabilizers, [and]…

Researchers Find a Concerning Link Between Obesity and Liver Cancer

A recent study outlined a worrisome link between obesity, diabetes, and liver cancer. In Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research, a research team announced that a high body mass index, larger waist circumference, and diabetes can all increase the risk for liver cancer. The researchers looked at 14 different studies…

Study Finds Disturbing Link Between Hormonal Birth Control and Depression – Are You at Risk?

We always wonder what will happen to our bodies after we stop taking birth control, but what about what happens to our bodies while we’re taking the pill? A large new study has found that hormonal methods of birth control are associated with a greater risk of depression. The results from a study at the…

Are Fitness Trackers Secretly Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Goals?

A recent study has found wearable fitness trackers might actually be undermining health and weight-loss goals. Researchers from the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center published a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association about the effectiveness of fitness trackers for long-term weight loss. Their findings came as a surprise to both…