• Polyunsaturated Fat

    Type of Dietary Fat May Affect Body Composition

    Originally posted 2016-02-14 10:00:25. The role of dietary fat in body fat distribution is not well known. However, some interesting results from the LIPOGAIN study were published in the July, 2014 issue of Diabetes. This study compared the effects of overfeeding saturated and polyunsaturated fat on fat accumulation and body composition. Here is a detailed […] More

  • Probiotics

    Probiotics May Help Prevent Weight Gain

    Originally posted 2016-02-13 15:00:18. Probiotics are bacteria that have health benefits when consumed. They are found in probiotic supplements and some fermented foods. Several studies indicate that probiotics can be useful in the battle against weight gain and obesity. This study examined the effects of a broad-spectrum probiotic supplement on weight gain during a high-fat, […] More

  • high-protein breakfast

    High-Protein Breakfast Burn Calories and Reduce Hunger

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 19:00:01. Obesity is a serious health concern. In both children and adults, it may increase the risk of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For successful weight loss, multiple strategies are usually required. One effective approach may be to eat more protein. For this reason, researchers set out […] More

  • butter

    Butter vs Cream – Not All Dairy Fat is Equal

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 18:00:27. Not all dairy fat is equal. Sometimes the fat is enclosed in a layer called the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), composed of phospholipids and protein. The presence of MFGM may be the reason that the various dairy products have different effects on health. Cream contains twice as much MFGM as butter, […] More

  • Low-Carb diets



    Low-Carb vs High-Carb For Type 2 Diabetes

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 16:00:08. Type 2 diabetes is a common condition characterized by high levels of blood sugar, usually due to insulin resistance. The treatment of type 2 diabetes involves medication, but lifestyle strategies are very important as well. These include increased exercise, weight loss and diet management. Although low-carb diets have become popular for […] More

  • Starvation Mode

    Starvation Mode: When You Eat Less, Your Body Burns Less

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 15:00:09. Besides storing fat, the body has several methods to survive periods of food shortage and starvation. One of them is called adaptive thermogenesis, sometimes referred to as “starvation mode”. It involves a reduction in the amount of calories your body burns, resulting in slower weight loss and faster weight regain. It […] More

  • nutrition

    Past Week in Nutrition Science (Feb 13th)

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 14:00:44. This is an overview of everything new and interesting that happened in nutrition science in the past week, from last Friday until today. Past Week in Nutrition Science (Feb 13th) Research Review We reviewed two new studies this week: Monday Link: Review: Health Benefits of Sustained Weight Loss Study: Rueda-Clausen et […] More

  • Blood Lipids

    Effects of Saturated Fat From Meat and Cheese on Blood Lipids

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 12:00:50. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in many countries, and high saturated fat intake has long been thought to be a major risk factor. For this reason, health authorities have recommended limiting the intake of foods rich in saturated fat, such as meat and high-fat cheese. However, studies indicate […] More

  • Mediterranean Diet

    Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Slashes Breast Cancer Risk by 62%

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 10:00:58. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. About 12.3% of women will experience breast cancer at some point in their life. Even though modern medical treatments work well in many cases, it still causes about half a million deaths per year. Breast cancer has become increasingly more common in […] More

  • Skipping Breakfast

    Does Eating or Skipping Breakfast Affect Weight Loss?

    Originally posted 2016-02-12 09:00:58. The importance of eating breakfast is frequently highlighted in public health recommendations. However, the supporting evidence is limited and mainly based on observational studies and short-term clinical trials. Study Reviewed A recent study investigated whether dietary recommendations were more effective at promoting weight loss when coupled with the advice to either […] More

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