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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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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 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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Weight loss beginning with what you drink

Human studies suggest a similar effect as an increase in water intake has been associated with a decrease in body weight in obese, overweight, and normal children, and adults. 1. Drink plenty of water. It is recommended that you drink eight glasses per day, but that may take you some time to work up to. Your body needs a whole lot of water. Water doe …

September 29, 20210 comments
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keto diet

The Ketogenic Diet and Sport: A Possible Marriage?

The ketogenic diet is a nutritional approach c onsisting of high fat and adequate protein content. However, insufficient levels of carbohydrates for metabolic needs (<20 g /d−1 or 5% of total daily energy intake) thus forcing the body primarily to use fat as a fuel source. The original ketogenic diet was designed as a 4:1 lipid: nonlipid ratio, w …

July 27, 20210 comments
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Do negative-calorie foods exist?

The term negative-calorie food typically refers to food that supposedly takes more calories to eat, digest, and process than it naturally contains and gives to your body. If these foods exist, you could theoretically lose weight by eating them, as you would use more calories eating and digesting them than you gain from their calorie content. Negative …

July 17, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

Is gluten-free healthy for everyone?

Gluten, a storage protein in wheat, rye, and barley, triggers inflammation and intestinal damage in people with celiac disease. People with intestinal or extra-intestinal symptoms triggered by gluten but who do not meet formal criteria for celiac disease may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a clinical entity with an as yet uncharacterized biolog …

June 21, 20210 comments
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