The “Hunger Hormone” Explained

Weight loss can be tough, but maintaining your weight after a diet is even harder. Authority Nutrition: Ghrelin: The “Hunger Hormone” Explained Research shows a large percentage of dieters regain all the weight they lost within just one year (1). Weight re-gain is partially due to your body’s appetite and weight-regulating hormones, which try to […]

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Dr. Jason Fung – ‘The Aetiology of Obesity’

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those […]

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High-Fat Dairy Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease

In 11 of 16 studies, high-fat dairy intake was inversely associated with measures of adiposity. Studies examining the relationship between high-fat dairy consumption and metabolic health reported either an inverse or no association. Publimed: The relationship between high-fat dairy consumption and obesity, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease. Studies investigating the connection between high-fat dairy intake and […]

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Big Food Hijacked America’s Dietary Policy

 Thanks in part to deceptive practices by the sugar industry, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. AlterNet: How Big Food Hijacked America’s Dietary Policy and Got Millions Addicted to Sugar In recent times, public awareness regarding the dangers of sugar is increasing daily. But why is this anti-sugar movement only gaining enough strength […]

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Remission of Pre-Diabetes to Normal Glucose Tolerance in Obese Adults

Objective Remission of pre-diabetes to normal is an important health concern which has had little success in the past. This study objective was to determine the effect on remission of pre-diabetes with a high protein (HP) versus high carbohydrate (HC) diet and effects on metabolic parameters, lean and fat body mass in prediabetic, obese subjects […]

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Pathways to Obesity

The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, which indicates that the primary cause of obesity lies in environmental and behavioral changes rather than in genetic modifications. Among the environmental influences, the percentage of fat energy of the everyday diet and the lack of physical activity are two important factors, which contribute to explain the rising […]

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“A calorie is a calorie” Violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics

The principle of “a calorie is a calorie,” that weight change in hypocaloric diets is independent of macronutrient composition, is widely held in the popular and technical literature, and is frequently justified by appeal to the laws of thermodynamics. We review here some aspects of thermodynamics that bear on weight loss and the effect of […]

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What If Fat, Doesn’t Make You Fat?

Science journalist, Gary Taubes, joins Dr Oz, Dr Dean Ornish, and American Heart Association’s Dr Barbara Howard to debate and discuss his recent New York Times Magazine article, “What If It’s All Been A Big, Fat Lie?” http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/mag… This groundbreaking article led Gary Taubes, a Harvard and Stanford graduate of physics and aerospace engineering respectively, […]

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