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Body fat: a surprising new consequence of being overweight

Clafoutis with cherries from the garden, crème brûlée straight from the oven, juicy home-grown tomatoes, farm-fresh goat’s cheese … for most of us, these delicious foods evoke unforgettable flavours and considerable pleasure. Yet it seems that half of all Europeans (1) may be unable to appreciate the full intensity of...
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The genuine risks of ‘eating out’

In order to successfully juggle work, exercise, leisure activities and commuting, many people are no longer choosing to cook in the middle of the day and are instead buying their lunch ‘on the hoof’. They either get something delivered, or buy a ready-meal that they quickly polish off at their...
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Cutting calories by 15% for 2 years slows down the ageing process

” Ageing is not a slope that everyone goes down at the same speed. It’s a flight of irregular steps that some people hurtle down faster than others .” No-one would argue with this theory, cited by Simone de Beauvoir in her book ‘La Vieillesse’ (The Coming of Age). We...
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Here’s what happens to your fat cells when you put on weight

If you’re overweight or have developed a paunch, you’re probably suffering from chronic inflammation of your adipose tissue. This is a silent pathological process which sooner or later will become a ticking time bomb, so it makes sense to read up on the latest findings published in the journal Metabolism...
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The effects of excess body fat are worse than we thought

A new study 1 has just revealed that the health risks posed by excess weight have been significantly underestimated. It had been thought that being slightly overweight was not serious and could even be beneficial in those over 60. However, the studies supporting such beliefs were flawed: they did not...
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