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Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

One new study finds no evidence to suggest that eating the first meal of the day may help with weight loss. How important is eating breakfast for people trying to lose weight? Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be “the most important meal of […]

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Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits. A recent study takes a look at how fasting influences metabolism. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help certain people lose weight. Although researchers are […]

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Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in a group of immune cells in the gut that can sway nutrient metabolism to favor fat storage over energy use. How does the gut’s immune system influence weight loss? The finding may help explain why some people remain slim despite having eating habits that cause others to gain weight. […]

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Defeat cravings for unhealthful food in 2 minutes

Defeat cravings for unhealthful food in 2 minutes

The modern world can seem saturated with unhealthful food options. It can be a challenge to make positive dietary choices. A new study finds an intriguingly simple way to combat cravings for unhealthful foods. Making healthful food choices can be tough. Researchers from the marketing department at the University of South Florida in Tampa are […]

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‘Genetic dice are loaded against’ obese people

‘Genetic dice are loaded against’ obese people

Everyone who has tried to lose weight will be familiar with the frustration that often accompanies weight loss efforts. Sometimes, it may seem as though people who are overweight are fighting a losing battle, while slim people can eat whatever they want. New research suggests that this may be true — at least from a […]

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Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve the production of ketones in the body. However, while ketosis is generally safe, ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help […]

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Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage

Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage

Being overweight can lead to several health problems. Scientists now believe that obesity in the stomach area could even have associations with a smaller brain size. A new study investigated the links between obesity and brain size. Researchers already know that the size of the brain can determine its health and function. However, they know […]

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What are the benefits of oregano oil?

What are the benefits of oregano oil?

Oregano oil is a product made from the oregano plant, Origanum vulgare. It contains a higher concentration of the helpful compounds that occur naturally in the plant. This oil is available to use orally, unlike oregano essential oil, which is much more concentrated and used in aromatherapy. People should not take essential oils by mouth. […]

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20 ways to lose weight safely

20 ways to lose weight safely

Many people are unsure how to lose weight safely and naturally. It does not help that many websites and advertisements, particularly those belonging to companies that sell diet drugs or other weight-loss products, promote misinformation about losing weight. According to 2014 research, most people who search for tips on how to lose weight will come […]