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

Harvard scientists link supplements to severe health events in young people

Compared with vitamins, dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy were associated with nearly three times the risk of severe medical events in children and young adults.

Amy Roeder | June 5, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine children energy-supplements fda flora-or muscle-building-supplements s-bryn-austin weight-loss-supplements yongjoo-kim young-adults

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

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