Liquid salt can reduce fat absorption and weight in rats

Harvard researchers have found an orally administered liquid salt — choline and geranate — that can reduce the absorption of fats from food with no discernable side effects in rats, lowering total body weight by about 12 percent.

Lindsay Brownell | Nov. 25, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: health-medicine basic-research cage choline fat fat-absorption geranate obesity weight-loss

What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.

Deborah Halber | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine fat-shaming harvard-graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences obesity radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study sara-bleich type-2-diabetes

Key to long-term weight loss may be as simple as more fat, fewer carbs

The types of calories consumed may influence how likely you are to keep that weight off for the long term, according to a Harvard study.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine bmj cara-ebbeling carbohydrate-insulin-model carbohydrates david-ludwig fats ghrelin high-fat-diet leptin low-carbohydrate-diet obesity walter-willett weight-loss

Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Nutrition researchers with widely varying views on dietary guidelines for fats and carbohydrates offered a model for transcending the diet wars, with both sides agreeing on overall diet quality.

Amy Roeder | Nov. 15, 2018 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine carbohydrate-consumption diet diet-quality dietary-guidelines fat fat-consumption harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health health walter-willett

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