A calorie is not a calorie

The specific metabolic contribution of consuming different energy-yielding macronutrients (namely, carbohydrates, protein and lipids) to obesity is a current topic of debate. A recent review summarizes the existing evidence concerning associations between the intake of different macronutrients with weight gain and adiposity. Overall, current evidence suggests that energy surplus is the main driver of overweight […]

The Mediterranean diet mediates the association between food environment and obesity

A study tested the hypothesis that in addition to the food environment’s direct effect on obesity, the food environment is indirectly associated with obesity through consuming the Mediterranean diet. A total of 20,897 non-Hispanic black and white adults aged ≥45 years old were scored 0-9 on MD adherence and their body mass index was calculated. […]