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A Little Chill May Burn Calories

Posted January 23, 2014

Turning off the heat and spending more time in cooler temperatures may promote calorie usage, researchers said. Frequent exposure to mild cold can effect energy expenditure over time, and nonshivering thermogenesis — or a cold-induced increase in heat production — may activate calorie-burning brown fat, according to Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, PhD, from Masstricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues.

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Study: Diet Soda Drinkers End Up Consuming More Calories

Posted January 17, 2014

Heavy adults who believe drinking diet soda will help them lose or keep weight off should think again, a new study claims. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption and calorie intake found that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages consume more calories from food than obese or overweight adults who drink regular soda or other sugary beverages.

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Study: Slower-Paced Meal Reduces Hunger but Affects Calorie Consumption Differently

Posted January 6, 2014

Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

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Slower-paced meal reduces hunger but affects calorie consumption differently

Posted December 30, 2013

Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

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Is This Weird Diet Trick the Secret to Improved Health and Increased Longevity?

Posted December 27, 2013

Research finds that intermittent fasting can extend lifespan as well as preserve memory and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other maladies. But is chronic calorie restriction (CCR) the same as intermittent fasting (IT)? It is not. And are the benefits of CCR the same as those of IT? They are similar, but CCR has a downside.

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Children who sleep more eat fewer calories

Posted November 4, 2013

A new study finds that children who sleep more may eat fewer calories and put on less weight, strengthening the idea that obesity risk and and lack of sleep are linked.

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Probiotic cheese + low calorie diet shows weight and heart health benefits for obese

Posted October 29, 2013

A low calorie diet plus daily consumption of a probiotic cheese may improve blood pressure and body mass index measures in obese adults with hypertension, says a new study.

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Resveratrol lowers caloric intake to aid weight management and extend natural lifespan

Posted October 16, 2013

Nutritional researchers are continually examining naturally occurring compounds to determine their potential impact on human health. A number of nutrients have been found to provide critical antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support for cellular metabolism and lower disease risk for most chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Resveratrol sits high atop a short list of protective chemicals, as it has repeatedly demonstrated superior effectiveness as an aid to promote vibrant health.

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Eating more calories in the morning, rather than evening, assists in overcoming reproductive difficulties

Posted October 3, 2013

A new study by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University reveals that eating a good breakfast can have a positive impact on women with problems of infertility. In recent years, nutritional research has found that our weight is affected not only by the level of calorie intake, but also by the question of when to consume large amounts of calories.

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Low-Fat or Low-Calorie Diet Improves Hepatitis C

Posted August 29, 2013

A diet plan that includes a low-fat diet or a low-calorie diet along with adequate exercise or physical activity could benefit overweight patients with hepatitis C infection, reveals recent study.

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