Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin D

(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and build stronger bones.

Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that high levels of vitamin B12 may affect germ activity in certain people, boosting the odds that they'll develop acne.

Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests.

Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's possible that among the millions of bacteria living in your gut, at least one microbe might change how your body processes food and affect your weight, a small French study suggests.

Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report.

Any Added Sugar Is Bad Sugar, Some Experts Contend

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet.

More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating milk chocolate or dark chocolate regularly may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests.

Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing which diet you like best may not mean you'll lose more weight.

Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Well-intentioned parents of children with autism may think that special diets or supplements can help their child, but a new study suggests that often these efforts lead to problems.