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Portion-controlled entrees and weight loss

Portion-controlled entrees and weight loss – Factors Affecting Obesity As noted in a recent hospital-based study, well-controlled dietary interventions can lead to both weight loss and substantial reductions in CVD risk. However, this kind of success is difficult for individuals to achieve independently. Behavioral weight loss studies have determined that providing prepared meals leads to […]

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Puberty And Eating Disorders

Puberty And Eating Disorders – Brief Article Puberty, being a very emotionally and physically hard time, has been associated with both disordered eating and negative body image. Body fat changes and early maturation are two physical symptoms that some studies claim to be contributors to eating disorders. However, the research that has found positive associations […]

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Evaluation of traditional Chinese herbal medicines: two studies

Evaluation of traditional Chinese herbal medicines: two studies Traditional Chinese herbal medicines were subjected to modern scientific evaluation in two recent studies. Animal study of “Pingandan”: In an experiment conducted at the Institute of Space Medico-Engineering in Beijing, a “secret prescription for treatment of stomach upset, nausea and vomiting for emperors in the Qing Dynasty […]

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Cigarette smoking and obesity

Cigarette smoking and obesity Obesity and smoking are leading causes of preventable morbidity and mortality worldwide. Scientific and popular views on the association between smoking and body weight are focused on the common observation that smoking cessation leads to weight gain. The association between smoking and body weight is complex. On the one hand, smoking […]

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Should adolescent obesity prevention programs focus on calories?

Should adolescent obesity prevention programs focus on calories? Childhood and adolescent obesity is a major public health concern as the prevalence has tripled in the past 20 years. It is obvious that healthful weight-management behaviors are needed for the prevention and treatment of obesity, there is concerns over the high prevalence of adolescents who are […]

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Garlic Oil And Gender—Effects On Plasma Cholesterol And Glucose Levels

Garlic Oil And Gender—Effects On Plasma Cholesterol And Glucose Levels – Brief Article Reduction in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk is an objective of affluent societies and has become a major reason for garlic consumption. The pharmacologic activities of garlic, including its claimed lipid-lowering effects, depend upon sulfur-rich compounds, most notably allicin. Allicin and its […]

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Nutrient intake and body weight in HIV patients – HIV Nutrition

Nutrient intake and body weight in HIV patients – HIV Nutrition – Brief Article The importance of nutrition in HIV infection is due to the known impact of nutrition on the immune system. However, there is still controversy regarding the relationship between energy intake and weight change in HIV infected patients. In addition, dietary intake […]

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Serum vitamin A levels in psoriasis

Serum vitamin A levels in psoriasis S. Majewski SERUM VITAMIN A LEVELS IN PSORIASIS The hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of skin cells seen in psoriasis may be related, in part, to abnormalities in vitamin A metabolism. Researchers in Poland measured serum vitamin A levels in psoriasis patients and healthy controls. The subjects were 51 patients […]

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Evaluation of the insulin resistance syndrome in 5- to 10-year-old overweight/obese African-American children – Insulin Resistance in Children

Evaluation of the insulin resistance syndrome in 5- to 10-year-old overweight/obese African-American children – Insulin Resistance in Children – Brief Article The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in children, as is the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Obesity and insulin resistance are known risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes in […]

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Weight Reduction And Pharmocologic Treatment

Weight Reduction And Pharmocologic Treatment – Brief Article K. Masuo The risk for hypertension in obesity has been reported to be 50% to 300% higher than for normal-weight individuals. However, the underlying mechanisms of the blood pressure (BP) elevation in obesity-related hypertension remain unclear. The goal of the present study, recently published in the American […]