A drug that's normally used to curb an overactive bladder could help unleash even more metabolic power than what brown fat is capable of under normal circumstances, says a research team hailing primarily from Boston.
Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat diet can improve cholesterol levels, according to researchers from the American Heart Association who worked with overweight and obese individuals in a small-scale study.
A diet emphasizing whole foods and fish -- and bypassing packaged foods -- reduces the expression of genes associated with inflammation in fatty tissue, according to a Nordic study led by the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland.
Dieting might become easier, as scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large meal, igniting the fat burning process and cutting the appetite.
Whether you choose celery or chocolate could be a question of how quickly your brain takes healthfulness into account, according to a new study by a team of neuroeconomists at the California Institute of Technology.