Category Archives: Weight Loss

Nicotine: Good or Bad?

Nicotine and the tobacco plant from which it is derived (Nicotiana tabacum) are named after the French ambassador Jean Nicot de Villemain who first introduced the French royal court to tobacco. Tobacco was initially seen to have medicinal effects and … Continue reading

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The Fruit Obesity Paradox

Fruit has been shown to have anti-obesity effects in humans and animals. This is paradoxical because the main sugar in most fruits, fructose, is an obesogenic compound. In fact consuming the juice of fruits has been shown to cause rapid … Continue reading

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Dairy as A Weight Loss Food Group

Dietary calcium may cause weight loss because it is able to alter calcitriol levels. This suppression of calcitriol may have effects on adipocytes such that intracellular calcium ion levels fall. This then triggers a release of lipids from the adipocytes, … Continue reading

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5-HTP for Weight Loss?

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Beans, Beans, Beans

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Milk As A Possible Weight Loss Food?

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Weight Loss Causes Skeletal Muscle Loss: More Evidence

The mainstream solution to weight gain is a forced calories restriction diet and aerobic exercise. These are often used in combination in order to elicit a ‘negative energy balance’ which is assumed will cause weight loss. Often weight loss does … Continue reading

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Does Drinking Water Cause Fat Loss?

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What Is A High Protein Diet?

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Energy Restriction and Fasting As A Treatment For Depression

It is known that diet can have a significant influence on mood. A healthy diet has been shown to improve mood in both the short and long term. One of the reasons for this may be that poor quality diets … Continue reading

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