Ultra-processed foods are harmful – but not only because of their low nutritional value

In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50% or more of calories consumed. This is concerning, given that these foods have been linked to a number of different health conditions, including a greater risk of obesity and various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia. Ultra-processed foods … Read more

Commercial Weight-Loss Program May Outperform DIY Approach

A widely available commercial weight-management program led to greater reductions in weight than an unstructured, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, according to new data published recently in JAMA Network Open. In a randomized clinical trial that included almost 400 adults from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, participants who were assigned to WW, formerly known … Read more