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How can I reduce my genetic weight?

To date, more than 400 distinct genes have been linked to the causes of overweight or obesity, although only a handful appear to be significant factors. Genes influence the causes of obesity in many ways, by affecting appetite, satiety, metabolism, food cravings, body-fat distribution, and the tendency to use eating as a way to cope with stress. The …

January 22, 20220 comments
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Can a thyroid problem keep you from losing weight?

Obesity is a common problem in Canada and throughout the world. Hypothyroidism is also common, affecting up to 4% of adults in Canada. The thyroid gland does play a role in weight regulation, and you may gain weight if it is not functioning correctly. Body composition and thyroid hormones appear to be closely related. Thyroid hormones regulate basal …

January 14, 20220 comments
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Does salt make you fat?

Obesity has become a main global health concern over the past three decades. Lifestyle factors, including unhealthy dietary intake and sedentary lifestyles, have been related to increased risk of obesity. High salt intake has been widely reported to be associated with high blood pressure (BP) and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Over the l …

January 5, 20220 comments
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Your Family’s Weight: What’s at Stake

How does weight impact your family dynamic? The answers to this question go far beyond the number on the scale, as research has shown us. Your sex life: Interestingly, science suggests that weight can have a measurable effect on the quality of the marital relationship. In a study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Duke University researchers …

December 31, 20210 comments
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Why Sleep Is the Essential Factor for Weight Loss?

Obesity is a main public health problem. Over the past several decades, obesity rates have risen to the degree that one billion adults are currently overweight, and one-third of US adults meet the criteria for obesity. More recently, there has been heightened interest in the role of sleep in weight control and obesity. Sleep is a restorative proces …

December 17, 20211 Comment
Healthy food

Everything You Need to Know About Salmon

Fish is an essential part of a healthy diet. Fish and other seafood are the major sources of healthful long-chain omega-3 fats. They are also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and selenium, high in protein and low in saturated fat. There is strong evidence that eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels. Wild vs. …

December 3, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

What foods are good for liver repair?

Fatty liver or steatosis occurs in about 25–30% of the general U.S. population, 35% worldwide, and 90% chronic alcohol abusers. As shown in Table 1, which lists the potential causes of fatty liver, this disorder is increasingly recognized for its development in the absence of alcohol. The broad term, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), refers …

November 18, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

How to Boost Your ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

New research questions the benefit of drugs to raise HDL, but lifestyle steps to boost good cholesterol are still recommended. There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Lipoproteins are made of fat and proteins. Cholesterol moves through your body while inside lipoproteins. HDL is known …

October 27, 20210 comments
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Motivation and Exercising to lose weight

When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity and reducing the number of calories you eat create a “calorie deficit” that results in weight loss. The Best Weight Loss Tips : Motivation and Exercising to los …

October 20, 20210 comments
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