Rigorously controlled studies may soon give us a definitive answer about what causes obesity — excessive calories or the wrong carbohydrates. This intriguing article in Scientific American is by well-known scince writer, Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), and Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.
A new study published in the challenges the notion that “a calorie is a calorie” and has found that people following a Mediterranean-style diet may have the best chance of keeping weight off — and doing it without causing negative side effects
Low-carb eating regimens are a topic du jour around the world. Massive Health, a 'new age' health organisation that is behind the popular free IPhone app, ("Stop counting calories, start eating better"), has created this useful infographic explaining the science behind the low-carb advocacy.