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November 5, 2020
How To Use Monounsaturated Fats For Weight Loss

For years, diets called for the elimination of fats, urging us to move towards low-fat alternatives. While, like any other nutrient, overdoing fats can lead to weight gain, cutting out dietary fats need not necessarily result in weight loss. Replacing bad fats (trans fats, saturated fats) with good fats (mono and poly-unsaturated fats) comes with […]

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October 27, 2020
Brain Differences In Youth Linked To Increased Waist Size

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. Previous research has identified a region in the brain associated with overeating or unhealthy eating […]

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July 6, 2020
The Truth About Glycogen Storage Disease In Less Than 9 Minutes

Ever wondered how going off carbs for a couple of days almost always shows instant results? Thank all the glycogen stored in your body. But some people have trouble storing this entity as we do, disrupting their chance to live a typical life. Let’s peak into what actually happens with Glycogen Storage Disease.  Metabolism is […]

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June 30, 2020
APOA2 and Saturated Fats: Optimizing Your Ketogenic Diet

Our genes are a template for how our bodies work. Most people on keto diets tend to consume a high amount of saturated fats. The diet works only when the stored fat is properly broken down and used for energy. Certain variants of the APOA2 gene tend to interfere with this saturated fats metabolism and […]

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June 17, 2020
Genetics Behind Carbohydrates Intake And Weight Gain Tendency

Carbohydrates are one of the main classes of food. It is the main source of energy for the body. They are a group of organic compounds present in the form of food in cellulose, starch, and sugar. They are called carbohydrates, as they contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1). These […]

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June 8, 2020
Losing Weight With Hypothyroidism: Where You Are Going Wrong

In the US, around 4.6 percent of the population aged 12 and above are diagnosed with hypothyroidism. It is a condition where the body does not produce enough thyroid hormones. The thyroid is an important regulator for many functions in the body. This butterfly-shaped organ controls blood pressure and, therefore, the efficiency of the digestive […]

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June 3, 2020
Everything You Need To Know About Using Fiber For Weight Loss

What if you learned of a magic pill that could boost your metabolism, aid your weight loss program, help you feel full, increase your lifespan, reduce your risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases while controlling your cholesterol? You'd probably jump on it without thinking twice.  Well, you don't need a drug to get these […]

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August 1, 2017
Know Your Genes: FTO “Fat Gene”

The Fat Mass and Obesity gene (FTO) is associated with the synthesis of the FTO enzyme, also known as the alpha ketoglutarate dependent dioxygenase. FTO gene expression has been shown to be upregulated in the hypothalamus of the brain after food deprivation, which is associated with increased consumption of high calorie foods. There are 3 […]

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April 20, 2017
Know Your Genes: LIPC “HDL Gene”

The hepatic lipase gene (LIPC) is associated with the synthesis of hepatic lipase enzyme (LIPC) which catalyzes the hydrolysis of fat. Hepatic lipase converts intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL) to low-density lipoprotein (LDL).It is expressed in the liver and in the adrenal glands. Specific alleles of this gene are known to either increase or decrease hepatic lipase […]

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September 15, 2016
Is fasting good for you? All you need to know about intermittent fasting

[idea]In the last few decades, the nutritional dogma has been about emphasising small & frequent meals throughout the day. Recent research shows that those who eat less are generally healthier, with improved metabolic health, cognition and live longer than those who eat more. Intermittent fasting is based on the principle of alternating between periods of […]

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