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Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

After just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

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Why is it more difficult to lose weight if you are a vegetarian diet?

Removing all meat, fish and poultry from your daily meals appears not working. But eliminating meat is not the only way you should consider when trying to lose weight under a plant-based diet. Vegetables and fruits contain less calories, fat and protein than animal foods but they will not guarantee weight loss. There are some […]

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More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

Using hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]

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Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

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Learn about effective ways to stop yourself from overeating

Excessive eating can be a bad habit or a sign of a disorder. Overeating can lead to sudden weight gain and eventually increase the risk of developing a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways that have been proven effective to help people manage food consumption. It mainly requires simple […]

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35 extra minutes of exercise per day can reduce depression risk

According to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind. The paper, which appears in the journal Depression and Anxiety, shows that physical activity can positively affect the risk of depression — even when there is a higher genetic risk. Lead author Karmel Choi, […]

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