May 26, 1991 |
For years, you diet without success while your friend eats fries and double cheeseburgers without gaining a pound. But you console yourself by thinking it's not your fault: Your friend's body just burns up calories faster, right? Wrong, thunder thighs. The truth is, you don't exercise enough and you sneak a lot more cookies than you're willing to admit, even to yourself. That is the inescapable conclusion of U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers who have spent the last three years studying more than 100 people in the department's calorimeter, a live-in laboratory designed to monitor food intake and measure human energy.
October 19, 2000 |
Tired of all those years of counting calories, passing up Tastykakes and cheesesteaks, but still wondering how much good you're really doing in the battle to lose weight? Now, a little gadget could help clear things up for dieters and fitness fanatics. HealtheTech Inc., a Colorado-based health technology company, this week debuted the BodyGem at the American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference in Denver. BodyGem is a portable monitor that allows you to measure your metabolism, the process that converts your food to energy and releases wastes.
July 3, 2016 |
Susan A. Masino, the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College, studies links among metabolism, brain activity, and behavior. Brain disorders are expensive, and their costs to families and society can never be calculated fully. As a neuroscientist, I know that despite heroic research efforts our current medical treatments rarely cure neurological problems - and often can't treat them effectively. Devastating and complex problems with our fragile and amazing nervous system span all ages.
January 13, 2012 |
The University of Pennsylvania's cancer research institute is suing its former scientific director and a biotechnology company he founded for more than $1 billion, accusing him of stealing intellectual property and trying to profit from it. Craig B. Thompson, who joined Penn in 1999 as scientific director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, led pioneering studies of the metabolism of cancer cells, according to the lawsuit filed...
February 9, 2012 |
During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training. But what happens once the workout is over? Exercise scientists have long debated the wondrous notion of an exercise afterburn, or the body's ability to keep burning calories even after you've showered and returned to your desk. Meanwhile, if such an effect exists, it is not clear which form of exercise - cardio or strength training - has a greater metabolism-boosting potential.
April 19, 2015 |
Question: What are five simple ways to be healthier? Answer: With warmer weather just around the corner, you may be thinking about fitting into shorts and swimsuits after a long winter. Leading a healthier lifestyle can assist in shedding a few pounds to get ready for the beach this summer. Here are five simple tips to get you started: 1. Get out for a walk. Short walks have many health benefits. Walking gets your heart pumping, your metabolism moving, and can help clear your mind.
March 18, 2012
The Risks and the Rewards By William J. Broad Simon & Schuster. 336 pp. $26 Reviewed by Dorothy Brown If practicing yoga is a right-brain experience, involving meditation, movement, and a detachment from the everyday, then reading The Science of Yoga is a jolt to the other side of the brain: analytical, historical, scientific, and sobering. But to underscore the proven value of yoga, considered so wifty by so many, New York Times science writer William J. Broad has brought an arsenal of data.
November 27, 2012 |
When researchers at the University of Pennsylvania messed with the internal clocks of mouse fat cells, a surprising thing happened. The mice got fat. Figuring out why led to more surprises. Mice usually eat at night, but the altered mice ate more of their food during the day. They got fat even though they ate the same number of calories as regular, nocturnal-feeding mice. And when the researchers gave altered mice two of the key ingredients in fish oil, the animals didn't get fat. That's a lot to digest, but it has potential implications for humans as we enter the season of stuffed refrigerators that beckon some to eat when they should be resting.
November 5, 2015
MY SISTER - yes, my sister - recently asked me what I thought about different natural and medical weight-loss products currently on the market. Without the slightest hesitation, I looked her in the eyes and said, "I hope you are not putting your health and possibly your life at risk messing around with this garbage. " If your goal is to slim down, get fit and get healthier, the only two options I suggest are eating healthier and exercising. The first thing you may want to do is kick the habit on the three bottles of soda you drink each day. It still vexes me that, more often than not, emotions trump common sense.
January 18, 1989 |
It's time to start anew, to undo all the bad habits we developed over the last year, especially the habit of overeating and watching the scale climb to new heights. With that in mind, here's a look at three new diet books, one of which may have the answer for you. As with all diets, however, consult your doctor first. "The Two-Day Diet" by Tessa Cooper and Glenn Cooper (Random House, $16.95): Temptation, boredom and a craving for fattening foods are the three gremlins pushing you away from your good diet intentions, say Tessa and Glenn Cooper.