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Vegan Diet Alters Microbiome And Insulin Sensitivity, Drops Weight

Adopting a vegan diet seems to alter the gut microbiome and improve insulin sensitivity with associated weight loss, compared to eating conventionally even with no direction to restrict calorie intake. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diet, Microbiome, Insulin

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Cash-strapped Air India Opts For Low-calorie Meals To Ensure Crew's Fitness

New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s cash-strapped national carrier Air India on Monday decided to put all of its pilots and cabin crew on low-fat diets.

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Medical News Today: Calorie Restriction Plus Exercise Can Make Bones More Fragile

New research in female mice reveals that exercising while on a low calorie diet can decrease quality and quantity of bone instead of increasing robustness.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Exercising While Restricting Calories Could Be Bad For Bone Health

A new study published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows how bones in mammals are negatively impacted by calorie restriction, and particularly by the combination of exercise and calorie restriction.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Alternate-day Fasting May Be An Effective, Safe Way For Some People To Lose Weight, Study Suggests

Creative Commons/Mason MastekaPeople in both groups consumed fewer calories and lost weight during the four weeks of the study. But the fasting group took in far fewer calories and lost significantly more weight.Fasting every other day may help...
Related topics: Medical Research, Creative Commons

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Soups Are The New Smoothies

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- When made at home, smoothies can be delicious and nutritious (store-bought versions often contain lots of sugar and an abundance of calories). But when it comes to feeling satisfied, a rich, thick soup has them...

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Should I Give My Child Juice? Here’s What Experts Say

Though juice was once a cornerstone of a balanced breakfast, its place at the table has been looking a bit precarious these days. Concerns over excess sugar and calories have led many parents to stop buying it–especially after a 2017...

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30 Milkshakes With More Calories Than An Entire Meal

Milkshakes and malts (which are just shakes with malted milk powder added) have been around since the early 20th century, and started getting really popular in the 1950s. These blended combinations...

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Washpost: Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Is A Bloody Imperialist Brew

The Washington Post wants you to feel bad about your pumpkin spice latte. And not because of the calories, or because it’s a swishy, effeminate beverage (that would never do for Posties). The drink just isn’t woke enough.

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The Ultimate Guide To Packing A Waste-free Lunch

Five sneaky ways to pack a better lunch, whether it’s for work or for school. Bringing your own lunch to work doesn’t just keep you from hemorrhaging money on Uber Eats and filling your body with the empty calories of day-old bagels...

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Kitchen Essentials: Gadgets That Make Healthy Cooking Easier

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 -- The right tools make healthy cooking so much easier. Just a few gadgets can make all the difference. Olive, safflower and other plant-based oils are great unsaturated fat choices, but they do add calories. Cut the amount...

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'fast And Feast' Diet Works For Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- Tired of that spare tire? Low-calorie diets work, but can be difficult to follow. A much simpler approach to losing weight might be to just stop eating every other day. It's called alternate-day fasting (ADF). As the...
Related topics: Diet

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Fitbit's Versa 2 Moves Beyond Steps And Calories With Improved Sleep-tracking Features

The Apple Watch may be the top-selling smartwatch, but that doesn't mean there's no room for Fitbit to challenge it. Fitbit's Versa 2 smartwatch launches on Sept. 15, starting at $199.95. Compared to the original Versa, the new smartwatch is...

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Major Alternate-day Fasting Study Finds Many Health Benefits

Intermittent fasting may be popular right now, but a new study suggests that alternate-day fasting may be a better protocol for some people. Rather than restricting calories for a block of time every day, alternate-day fasting allows dieters to eat...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Memory T Cells Shelter In Bone Marrow, Boosting Immunity In Mice With Restricted Diets

Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases they have already encountered. This may be because memory T cells, which are located throughout the body and required to...

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Here’s How Anti-obesity ‘brown Fat’ Helps Protect Health

The human body contains small amounts of a type of adipose tissue called ‘brown fat’ that, unlike its white fat counterpart, generates heat and burns calories. Past research has found evidence that higher levels of brown fat are linked...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Realistic Low-calorie And Low-fat ‘butter’ Alternative Is 80% Water

Researchers with Cornell University have developed a low-fat, low-calorie alternative to butter, one that is made primarily from water. Though butter alternatives already exist, they often either feature similar calorie counts or unappealing...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New, Healthier 'butter' Spread Almost Entirely Water

Cornell University food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study: Americans Are Clueless About How Many Calories Are Actually In Their Fast Food

We all know that eating a lot of fast food is bad for our health. That doesn’t stop almost 40% of us from doing just that every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Trader Joe's Is Now Selling Its Own Low-calorie Ice Cream

Over the past few years, low-calorie, high-protein ice creams have been infiltrating frozen aisles of grocery stores. Like America's favorite ice cream brand, Halo Top, people seem to love the idea of "healthifying" their favorite...
Related topics: Proteins

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