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More Calories Eating Out

December 4, 2014
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Home cooked meals are considered more nutritious by many people. A recent study found them to contain fewer calories as well. Researchers interviewed 12,528 people of all ages and found that “fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption, respectively, was associated with an increase in daily total energy (calories) intake of 813·75 kJ (194·49 kcal) and...
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Prevent Osteoporosis Better

December 2, 2014
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An interesting study looked to “assess the diet for its effect on normal bone mineralization and qualitative analysis of dietary supplements used in the prevention of osteoporosis.” The authors found that “consumers have insufficient knowledge about lifestyle diseases, including osteoporosis.” They conclude that “diet of large part of society is not properly balanced which...
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A “Multi-Modal” Approach to Weight Loss

September 11, 2014
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There are a multitude of different approaches to weight loss. For some people, a “multi-modal” approach using a combination of efforts can be more effective. A recent study found that a 13-week weight loss program “consisting of chiropractic adjustments/spinal manipulative therapy augmented with diet/nutritional intervention, exercise and one-on-one counseling” resulted in an average weight...
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OK to Feed Athletes More Protein

August 26, 2014
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A study examined the impact of increasing the amount of protein consumed on “resistance-trained” men and women. Researchers formed two groups feeding one an average of 5 ounces of protein per day and the other an average of 11 ounces of protein per day. Both groups kept their regular training and the rest of...
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Mediterranean Diet Succeeds

November 5, 2013
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Want to know which type of diet helps you lose weight and keep it off? A study looked at how moderately obese participants fared in one of three weight-loss plans: “a low-fat, restricted-calorie diet; a Mediterranean, restricted-calorie diet; or a low-carbohydrate diet without calorie restriction.” After two years, the average weight loss for each...
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What You Eat Matters

June 18, 2013
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Approximately 60% of adult Americans are overweight, with half of those, or 30% being obese. One of the obvious causes is overeating. But a recent study showed that while weight gain is an issue, lean muscle mass should also be considered. A new study looked at the impact of eating protein on weight gain...
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Lower Blood Pressure at Middle Age to Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

November 5, 2012
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A new study found that middle age people can actually reduce their “lifetime risk” (LTR) of cardiovascular disease simply by lowering their blood pressure. Conversely an increase in blood pressure at middle age is likely to increase their risk of cardiovascular disease. It is important for men and women to recognize that they can...
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Eating the Right Foods Better at Lowering Cholesterol

August 9, 2012
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A pair of studies found that eating the right foods is more effective at lowering the “bad cholesterol” (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-C) than avoiding the wrong foods and just as effective as cholesterol lowering drugs. The first study compared those who ate according to a “dietary portfolio” of vegetables, soy protein and nuts...
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Seniors Can Improve Their Memory Fitness

July 24, 2012
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A recent memory study of eighty year-olds tested a six week program that included “memory training, physical activity, stress reduction, and healthy diet.” At the end of the six weeks, those who participated in the program showed “significant improvements on objective measures of memory, including recognition of word pairs and retention of verbal information...
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Prunes are better for Constipation

March 1, 2012
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Prunes have always been thought of as a natural laxative. A recent study confirms that belief by reporting “the superior effects of dried plums (prunes) over the stool-bulking fiber supplement psyllium in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of constipation.” How many prunes, you may ask? Approximately 14 medium-sized prunes are what worked...
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