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Do Not Skip Breakfast. You Could Be At Risk For Health Problems

Jul 28, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Have you heard of the saying, "you are what you eat?" Well, studies indicate that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. 

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New Study: Reduction of Overall Body Fat Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

Jul 26, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. The study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, found that levels of several breast cancer risk markers were reduced in postmenopausal women who lost total body fat, rather than just belly fat.

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What Do Food Cravings Actually Mean?

Jul 10, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick
Have you ever craved a very specific food? The pint of ice cream calling you
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New Research: Childhood Obesity Heightens Lifetime Risk of Depression

Jul 05, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, can substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression.

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What Is The Thermic Effect Of Food?

Jun 22, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

The thermic effect of food is a reference to the increase in metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) that occurs after ingestion of food. When you eat food, your body must expend some energy (calories) to digest, absorb, and store the nutrients in the food you've eaten. Therefore, as a result of the thermic effect of food, by consuming calories you actually increase the rate at which your body burns calories. 

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Your Calorie Needs, Explained

Jun 20, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

A calorie is defined as the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1°C (1.8°F).

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New Study Shows Why Dieting Does Not Work

Jun 14, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Losing weight through dieting can be difficult. Some diets will work and others won't despite our best efforts. So why does dieting not work? A new study finds a mechanism that may explain how our body limits weight loss, working against us when we are trying to lose weight.

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What Are Calories and How Many Do We Need?

May 23, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

To say it simply, a calorie is a unit of energy. In nutrition and everyday language, calories refer to energy consumption through eating and drinking, and energy usage through physical activity. 

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New Study: The Relationship Between Obesity and Cancer

May 15, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Globally, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. Roughly four in 10 adults are overweight, and more than one in 10 are obese, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems and joint disorders in addition to multiple types of cancers. 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could also be prevented.

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Will Cutting Out Sugar Help You Lose Weight?

Apr 06, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick
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