In a randomized trial involving 164 overweight adults who had lost about 20-25 pounds, those on a low-carb diet burned 209 to 278 more calories a day than those on a high-carb diet. The calorie-burning effect "may improve the success of obesity treatment," the study says.
A new study by Jed Fahey, a nutritional biochemist at Johns Hopkins, and a team of researchers based in Europe and the U.S. suggests that sulforaphane, a compound that is found naturally in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can reduce some of the harmful effects of Type II diabetes in overweight adults.
Debbie Belle of Nottingham has lost an award-winning 74 pounds through Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, or TOPS, a national nonprofit that promotes peer support and personal determination, encouraging members to avoid crash diets and instead adopt healthy lifestyle changes.
A study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that while overall rates of colorectal cancer has been declining for decades in the United States, the rates for people in their 20s and 30s have increased dramatically over the same time, but earlier screening can catch more cases
Health savings accounts through employers are nothing new, but a proposal that's gaining momentum would let people set aside money tax free to go toward fitness classes, exercise equipment and sports fees.
If a tax on soda and other sugary drinks were implemented in Baltimore it could bring in $25.6 million to go toward health programs and help reduce rates of diabetes and obesity, according to new research by Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
A study commissioned by the society that represents Maryland's doctors has found that Medicaid, the insurance program for the poor, is spending twice as much money to treat people with diabetes than those who don't have the chronic condition.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive $95 million over seven years to help analyze data collected from 50,000 children across the country and answer questions about what environmental factors influence their health from conception through early childhood
A new state task force report looking at ways to reduce childhood obesity has waded into simmering controversies surrounding sugary drinks and junk food in vending machines and even the amount of physical education kids get at school.
Doctors see bariatric arterial embolization as potential weight loss tool. The procedure involves injecting small microscopic beads into the veins leading to the part of the stomach called the fundus that produces ghrelin, the body's most potent hunger-stimulating hormone. The blockage decreases the amount of ghrelin produced in the body and dulls the hunger signal so patients don't feel as much of an urge to eat.
An increasing number of women are undergoing minimum invasive surgery to treat early stages of uterine cancer, but new research by Johns Hopkins Medicine found that there are large racial and economic disparities to who is getting these procedures.
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think.