(HealthDay)—Even when you’re trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat—particularly plant-based fats—are good for you in moderation. Good-for-you fats: Olive, flaxseed oil and other plant-based oils. Fatty fish. Avocados. Walnuts, other nuts and their oils.
It’s been said that the Mediterranean Diet, which focuses on plant-based foods and lean proteins like fish and chicken, can help you lose weight and slash your cancer risk. But is the Mediterranean Diet really worth the hype? Last June, many asked themselves that question when the New England Journal of Medicine retracted a major
The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Intensive care patients can lose 20% of their muscle mass in just 10 days, which