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Book Excerpt from Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets
In Chapter 1, “Why We Love Fad Diets,” authors Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill explain the American propensity to take shortcuts to weight loss.
Book Excerpt from Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets
Book Excerpt from Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets

In Chapter 1, “Why We Love Fad Diets,” authors Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill explain the American propensity to take shortcuts to weight loss.

In Chapter 1, “Why We Love Fad Diets,” authors Janet Chrzan and Kima Cargill explain the American propensity to take shortcuts to weight loss.

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Photo of several diet foods
Opinion: Why We Fall for Fad Diets
Janet Chrzan | Jul 18, 2022
Human beings are susceptible to the latest nutritional trends, regardless of their actual biological value.
Doubts Raised About Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings
Abby Olena | Jan 10, 2019
Despite previous positive reports, researchers didn’t see transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) cut back on people’s urges or eating.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Bob Grant | Sep 5, 2017
High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets are shown to increase lifespan and preserve memory in two independent mouse experiments.
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2016
Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.
The Death of Diets
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Book author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt discusses her own struggle with her weight and the science behind breaking the cycle of gain and loss.