Category Archives: Abdominal Obesity

Do Fish Oils Prevent Fat Accumulation?

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Soft Drink Consumption Makes You Fat: More Evidence

Epidemiology is the study of disease in populations. In this regard, epidemiology deals with associations. Associations are connections between two variables that may not necessarily be cause and effect. For example, fire engines are found at the scenes of accidents, … Continue reading

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Traditional Diets and Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal obesity is a condition that describes the accumulation of body fat in the viscera. Abdominal obesity causes an increase in the waist circumference and often a general increase in body weight. Studies show that insulin resistance and the metabolic … Continue reading

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Calcium for Visceral Fat Loss

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Citrus Bioflavonoids and Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a condition characterised by abnormal metabolic regulation that involves dysfunction to the blood glucose, blood lipid, energy regulatory and fat storage systems. The metabolic syndrome is characterised by insulin resistance, and this reduction in insulin sensitivity … Continue reading

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Is Yoghurt A Fat Loss Food?

It is well reported that both dairy products and calcium intakes are inversely related to body weight. In addition, animal experiments show that administration of dairy and calcium to experimental animals causes changes in physiology that result in weight loss. … Continue reading

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Dairy for Fat Loss

Observations studies show that those with the highest intakes of dairy products have the lowest body weights. Observational studies have also shown that those with the highest calcium intakes have the lowest body weights. Clinical studies involving supplementation with dairy … Continue reading

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Do You have Metabolic Syndrome?

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that are likely caused by the insulin resistance that characterises the condition. These metabolic disorders include, but are not limited to, changes to plasma lipoproteins, raised levels of fasting blood glucose, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Blood Glucose Homeostasis

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone, classified as a vitamin. As well as dietary sources of vitamin D, humans can synthesise vitamin D in the skin through the action of ultraviolet light acting on cholesterol. The biologically accepted marker for … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome in Normal Weight Individuals

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that develop due to an underlying insulin resistant state. As insulin sensitivity declines, blood sugar levels rise and insulin production increases in response to ingested carbohydrate ingestion. Such a hyperglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic … Continue reading

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