Author | Amy Reyes

Articles

Activity Trackers Work Best with Coaching

October 16, 2019

A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of 36 randomized clinical trials shows that using activity trackers produces some health benefit, but primarily when combined with coaching.

Definitive Evidence Supports Plant-Based Diet to Control Diabetes

July 24, 2019

A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies assessing the association between plant-based dietary patterns and the risk of type 2 diabetes among adults, provides the strongest evidence to date that eating a plant-based diet does indeed lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Processed Foods Linked to Heart Disease and Heightened Mortality Risk

June 12, 2019

A high consumption of ultra-processed foods (i.e. almost any consumable food item, except fresh fruits and vegetables) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality, show two studies in BMJ.

Breastfeeding may Prevent Obesity in Childhood

May 08, 2019

Infants who are not breastfed, or infrequently breastfed, have an increased risk of becoming obese, shows a WHO study presented last week at the European Conference on Obesity (ECO) held in Glasgow.