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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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Lose Weight with This Surprising Natural Appetite Suppressant That’s Healthy for You

Posted February 20, 2014

Don’t reach just for any appetite suppressant supplement to curb your hunger pains and lose weight. There is a new natural appetite suppressant that will not only stop your hunger and help you lose weight, but is healthy for you as well.

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Meta-analysis supports calcium’s weight management potential

Posted February 13, 2014

Increased intakes of calcium may help cut body weight, says a new meta-analysis from Denmark.

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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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Excess weight linked to brain changes that may relate to memory, emotions, and appetite

Posted February 12, 2014

Being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control, according to a new study.

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Ancient practice of pranayama can help you detoxify, shed excess weight and boost overall vitality

Posted February 7, 2014

Forget the detox pills, fasts and other painful cleansing techniques – instead, take a cue from the yogis of India and look to the breath. Using yogic breathing techniques, we can effortlessly detoxify, burn fat and increase metabolism. With the basic act of bringing in more oxygen, vitamins and minerals are more easily absorbed, white blood cells multiply and the lymphatic system is enhanced.

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Weight management: Long-term habits more important than short-term splurges

Posted February 7, 2014

People who lose or maintain weight in the long term are more likely to see distinct weight fluctuations over the course of a week than those who gain weight in the long term, according to a Finnish study.

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