In-depth

Lifestyle and home remedies

Atkins Diet

Interested in the Atkins Diet but not sure what it's about? Get the details and a sample menu, plus pros and cons.

Dietary guidelines

Get the skinny on current dietary recommendations about which foods to choose and which to avoid.

Healthy chicken recipes

Need menu inspiration? Get your creative juices flowing with these tasty recipes.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Prevention

Added sugar

Added sugar often means unwanted calories. See how to identify and cut back on added sugar.

Frugal food shopping

With a few tips and tricks, you can become a supersaver at the supermarket — without giving up on your healthy diet.

Risk factors

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Treatment involves aggressive lifestyle changes.

Sleep deprivation

Think getting by on a few hours of sleep is no big deal? Think again.

Tests and diagnosis

Cholesterol test

Find out how a cholesterol test, sometimes called a lipid panel, is done, how to prepare and what the results mean.

Liver function tests

Find out how this battery of blood tests helps your doctor diagnose and monitor liver disease.

Treatments and drugs

Alli weight-loss pill

Is Alli your new partner for weight loss? A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses the effectiveness of this over-the-counter weight-loss pill.

Bariatric surgery

What are the risks and benefits of gastric bypass and other types of weight-loss surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery

Despite its health benefits, gastric bypass surgery poses some big risks. Find out if it might be a good obesity treatment option for you.

Glycemic index diet

Proponents say you can lose weight by choosing low-glycemic foods. See how the claims stack up.

Weight-loss surgery

Have you ever wondered how gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries work? Check out this guide.

Weight-loss surgery

Have you ever wondered how gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries work? Check out this guide.

Jun. 07, 2013