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Anne Hathaway ‘Living on Hummus and Radishes’

Anne Hathaway ‘Living on Hummus and Radishes’

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — There are diets and then there are diets. Take, for example, actress Anne Hathaway, who in preparation to fit into her Catwoman suit for The Dark Knight Rises and play the tuberculosis-ridden prostitute Fantine in the…

Bariatric Surgery for More Than Just Weight Loss?

Bariatric Surgery for More Than Just Weight Loss?

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gone may be the days of limiting bariatric surgery just to helping patients lose weight.  A slew of new research suggests weight loss surgeries can also be used to help reverse medical complications of obesity…

Scientists Cook Up World’s Healthiest Meal

Scientists Cook Up World’s Healthiest Meal

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Scientists have cooked up what they are calling the world’s healthiest meal.Leatherhead Food Research, an independent research company in the U.K., incorporated 222 food health claims approved by the…

Hollywood’s Hot Beach Bodies: Secrets to Celebs’ Success

Hollywood’s Hot Beach Bodies: Secrets to Celebs’ Success

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) — It’s summer, a time when some of Hollywood’s top names head to the beach to reveal their toned, fit physiques.In its June 25 issue, People magazine is naming this summer’s hottest celebrity bodies….

Choking Death Linked to Gastric Bypass Surgery

Choking Death Linked to Gastric Bypass Surgery

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A U.K. woman died choking on food that wouldn’t fit in her stomach after weight-loss surgery, according to an inquest into her death. But experts say gastric bypass patients are no more likely to choke than someone w…

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Let’s Pizza(NEW YORK) — Vending machines aren’t just for a bag of chips and soda anymore. A vending machine that makes fresh pizza to order will debut in the U.S. this year after experiencing popularity in Europe.The Amsterdam-based company A1 Concept…

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Let’s Pizza(NEW YORK) — Vending machines aren’t just for a bag of chips and soda anymore. A vending machine that makes fresh pizza to order will debut in the U.S. this year after experiencing popularity in Europe.The Amsterdam-based company A1 Concept…

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new surgical weight-loss procedure is now available to women who are looking to slim down and lose 25 to 70 pounds.Dr. Tom Lavin, founder of Surgical Specialists in Louisiana, is a pioneer behind the hottest n…

Texas Teen Loses Over 150 Pounds with Controversial Gastric Bypass

Texas Teen Loses Over 150 Pounds with Controversial Gastric Bypass

Courtesy of Nick Preto(NEW YORK) — A year ago, Nick Preto, a 16-year-old from Baytown, Texas, weighed an astounding 403 pounds.  He was about to enter his senior year in high school and was plagued with potentially life-threatening health problem…

Tony Mims Loses 198 Pounds on "Extreme Makeover"

Tony Mims Loses 198 Pounds on "Extreme Makeover"

ABC(NEW YORK) — Tony Mims always smiled, but he’d had a tough life. The son of alcoholic parents, he left home when he was 14 and worked in the fast-food industry.Over time, Mims’ weight ballooned.“I’m tired of having limitatio…

Watch Life-Changing Surgery on TLC’s "Man With The 200 Lb. Tumor"

Watch Life-Changing Surgery on TLC’s "Man With The 200 Lb. Tumor"

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For Hai, 31, one high-risk surgery is the deciding factor between life and death. Yet this Vietnamese native is willing to take that chance if it means he will have the opportunity to walk again.Hai suffers from ne…

Japanese Scientists Unveil ‘Diet Glasses’

Japanese Scientists Unveil ‘Diet Glasses’

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — For those looking to shed some extra pounds, researchers at the University of Tokyo may have the ideal fashion accessory: a special pair of sunglasses.
Using a tiny video camera and augmented reality technology — …

Cool Temperatures Could Help Burn Calories, Lead to Weight Loss

Cool Temperatures Could Help Burn Calories, Lead to Weight Loss

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Cool temperatures may activate “good” fat in the body that burns calories and ultimately leads to weight loss, according to a new study published in the journal PNAS USA Early Edition.The “good fa…

Top 5 Weight-Loss Mistakes to Avoid

Top 5 Weight-Loss Mistakes to Avoid

Fit2Fat2Fit.com(NEW YORK) — A little more than a year ago, personal trainer Drew Manning stopped working out, and started eating fast food, white bread, sugary cereal and soda.Manning, a self-proclaimed fitness addict, started the weight-gain journey …

High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Safe for Kidneys

High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Safe for Kidneys

Creatas/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — For decades, medical experts have been concerned that high-protein, low-carb diets like Atkins could be damaging to the kidneys, but a new study found that this isn’t the case in otherwise healthy patients.Rese…

Man Loses 370 Pounds the Old-Fashioned Way

Man Loses 370 Pounds the Old-Fashioned Way

Ashley DeFisher/Courtesy of Neil Burns(NEW YORK) — In 2010, Neil Burns weighed a whopping 680 pounds.  Too tired to go about his daily life because of his size and with his eating habits spiraling out of control, the 44-year-old father from Richm…

Janet Jackson Talks Weight Loss, Health Scares

Janet Jackson Talks Weight Loss, Health Scares

D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — It’s clear from Janet Jackson’s Nutrisystem commercials that she’s shed some pounds, but the singer told Prevention magazine that she doesn’t even know what size she wears.  “Now …

Secret to Kate Middleton’s Figure Revealed?

Secret to Kate Middleton’s Figure Revealed?

Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) — Kate Middleton has stolen the spotlight in recent red carpet appearances by showing up in sexier, more daring gowns and sky-high heels that show off her slim, toned figure.Now British media are reporting they’ve…

CDC Shows Burger Size Has Tripled in Last 50 Years

CDC Shows Burger Size Has Tripled in Last 50 Years

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new graphic from the CDC shows how the size of a burger has tripled over the past 50 years. Today’s average fast food burger clocks in at 12 ounces, compared to the mere 3.9 ounces it weighed in the 1950s. Burgers wer…

Epilepsy: ‘Miracle Diet’ Prevents Seizures; Scientists May Know Why

Epilepsy: ‘Miracle Diet’ Prevents Seizures; Scientists May Know Why

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While neurologists have known that a high-fat and very low-carb diet, known as a ketogenic diet, reduces seizures in epileptic patients who are resistant to medical therapy, the “why” to it all has always been…

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