Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward – LA Times

It’s more of a glimmer of hope on the horizon than it is an actual drug right now. But an Indiana University lab has synthesized and fused a trio of gut hormones into a single agent and shown that obese rodents treated with the resulting molecule experience dramatic weight loss and a reversal of obesity-related ills such as Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.

Source: Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward – LA Times

Intermittent Fasting Pros and Cons | MyDomaine

People who engage in intermittent fasting say they feel better all around. They point to our history as foragers who ate what they found and what was in season. The miracle of our agriculture is that practically everything is in season all year long. But is that healthy?

So why is the wellness world so hung up on intermittent fasting? Such was the question on The Coveteur’s mind when they reached out to Keri Glassman, RD, MS, CDN, and founder of Nutrition Life. The verdict? It’s “not as crazy as it sounds,” as it’s “more about when you eat” rather than not eating at all. New research has found that it can be an effective tool for healthy weight management and can improve cardiovascular health and boost energy levels.

Source: Intermittent Fasting Pros and Cons | MyDomaine

Liver health: 6 easy ways to get this vital organ in shape – TODAY.com

It’s official: We’re abusing our most precious organ. No, not your heart or brain, but your liver. We don’t think much about it and many of us don’t even know what it does (which is a lot). One-third of the nation has nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition caused mainly by obesity and poor lifestyle choices. It can worsen over time and eventually put you on a liver transplant list. Additionally, a new study shows rates of liver cancer have doubled since the 1980s, making it one of the fastest-growing cancers in the U.S.

Source: Liver health: 6 easy ways to get this vital organ in shape – TODAY.com

Take 5: Lighter Summer Dinner Recipes | FN Dish – Food Network Blog

Summertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.

Source: Take 5: Lighter Summer Dinner Recipes | FN Dish – Food Network Blog