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Fat-busting seaweed: Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

Posted March 4, 2014

Alginates isolated from certain types of seaweed may have potential in weight loss supplements and foods, according to new research.

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Fight Fat by Speeding Up Your Sluggish Thyroid

Posted March 3, 2014

Do you do all of the right things, but just cannot seem to lose any weight? One of the things that could be a speed bump against your efforts to fight fat and lose weight could be a hormonal deficiency that can be remedied with some simple foods.

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Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat

Posted February 25, 2014

New research shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular disease but also determines where the fat will be stored in the body. Gaining weight on excess calories from polyunsaturated fat appears to cause more gain in muscle mass, and less body fat than overeating a similar amount of saturated fat.

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Will Probiotics Really Help You Lose Your Belly Fat?

Posted February 21, 2014

Do you suffer from any of one of a wide range of digestive issues such as bloating, excessive gas, gurgling, tummy aches and pains, and unexplained weight gain resulting in belly fat? According to a new article published in The Good Life magazine, written by health writer Timothy Gower, those problems could be due to the bad bacteria that live in your gut.

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Coconut oil can help reduce belly fat, study finds

Posted February 12, 2014

While the “superfood” label is often overused in natural health circles, most researchers will admit that coconut oil deserves it. This edible oil, which is produced from the flesh of coconuts, has been shown to possess amazing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, improve blood cholesterol levels, boost energy and much more. However, a peer-reviewed Brazilian study has also found that consuming just 30 millimeters (1 ounce) of coconut oil a day can help treat abdominal obesity – providing yet more evidence that healthy saturated fats are essential for long-term weight loss.

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Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

Posted February 5, 2014

A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing “white fat” into energy-burning “brown fat.” This makes brown fat a potential therapeutic target against obesity and diabetes.

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Study: turn up heating to fight fat this holiday season

Posted November 28, 2013

As millions of Americans prepare to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, an interesting new study from the UK reveals that people who live in well-heated homes are not as likely to be obese or have a high body mass index, compared with individuals who keep their houses cooler.

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5 Hot Hormone Foods for Women to Fight Belly Fat This Holiday

Posted November 15, 2013

Dr. Natasha Turner, author of the latest dieting advice about to hit the bookstores—“The Supercharged Hormone Diet”―tells viewers that aside from taking belly fat supplements that you can help your body reach hormonal balance and fight belly fat through eating hot hormone foods this holiday season.

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Certain type of fat could help humans lose weight

Posted October 3, 2013

A diet high in a certain type of fat may actually increase metabolism, according to recent research by Texas Tech University nutrition scientists. After studying genetically modified mice, the discovery could lead to supplements and a diet regime that will increase metabolism and decrease muscle fatigue in humans.

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Transplanting Fat May Be Effective Treatment for Metabolic Disease

Posted September 12, 2013

Transplanting fat may treat such inherited metabolic diseases as maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) by helping the body process the essential amino acids that these patients cannot, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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