Diets and dieting

This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication. For the first time, a study found that a drug can help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems. Doctors say the results may encourage wider use of Belviq to help fight obesity. Results were discussed Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at a European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Eisai via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 3:06 pm
For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic. The drug, Belviq, has been sold in the United States since 2013...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, socialite Ivana Trump attends the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the businesswoman launched a promotional campaign for an Italian weight-loss diet system that offers packaged meals of specially made pastas, soups and drinks. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight. The businesswoman on Wednesday launched a promotional campaign for an Italian weight-loss diet system that offers packaged meals of...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, an overweight person eats in London. The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said that to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children should ensure that no more than 10 percent of their calories should come from saturated fat, found in foods including butter, milk, meat, eggs and chocolate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
May 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fats shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of a person's diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children...
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FILE- This Feb. 23, 2017, file photo shows a delivery van is painted with artwork for Classic Coca-Cola in downtown Pittsburgh. Coca-Cola Co. reports earnings Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke's makeover, which put the sugar-free drink in skinny colorful cans, helped the low-calorie brand sell more soda in North America for the first time in nearly eight years. Coca-Cola Co. introduced four new flavors of Diet Coke in February, including mango and ginger lime,...
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This March 20, 2018 photo shows poet and activist Cleo Wade posing for a portrait in New York to promote her book, "Heart Talk." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
April 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleo Wade is known for not only her poetry, but her positive, uplifting Instagram mantras that have earned a following that includes Yara Shahidi and Jessica Alba. So it's not surprising that on a day when she's running around like crazy promoting her new book, she doesn't complain...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2011, file photo shows the nutrition label on a can of soda in Philadelphia. A precision nutrition weight loss approach didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup. Adults in the new study lost 13 pounds on average, regardless of diet, genes and insulin levels. What seemed to make a difference was healthful eating. Participants who consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats lost the most weight. The study was published Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 20, 2018 - 12:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person's insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for...
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This photo provided by The Coca-Cola Co. shows examples of Diet Coke's rebranding effort. The Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. The company said Diet Coke’s new look and flavors were aimed to appeal to millennials. (Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Co. via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it's adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, updating the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. The taste...
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December 26, 2017 - 9:09 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Traci Mann, University of Minnesota and A. Janet Tomiyama, University of California, Los Angeles (THE CONVERSATION) Diets do not work. The scientific evidence is clear as can be that...
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In this image made from video, Tennessee Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, left, and defensive end Jurrell Casey eat vegetarian cheeseburgers provided by chef Charity Morgan, wife of Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan, in the Titans locker room in Nashville on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Tennessee’s defense has a secret weapon this season, and players say it’s delicious. Eleven Titans have gone vegan or vegetarian, eating lunches delivered by the Cordon-Bleu-trained wife of linebacker Morgan. In a sport where players have a carnivorous reputation, the veggie-fueled Titans boast one of the league’s better defenses. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard says he has more energy since turning to milk-less cereal, veggie burgers and vegan crabcakes. (AP Photo/Teresa Walker)
December 20, 2017 - 1:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there. Giving up meat hasn't been easy, but in a league where everyone is looking for an edge, Woodyard and the Titans think...
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