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Obese to benefit the most from dieting

People with a higher genetic risk for obesity benefit more from clean eating than those with a lower genetic risk. Although the latest study on dieting was observational, the findings highlight the importance of sticking to a healthy diet when you are fat and out of shape. In fact, the ...

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Whole eggs better than egg whites

Researchers in a new study have found the post-workout muscle-building response to eating whole eggs is greater than consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites. “Eating protein within its most natural food matrix tends to be more beneficial to our muscles as opposed to getting one’s protein from ...

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A link between food and mood

You are what you eat. In fact, your mood depends on the food you eat. Researchers from Binghamton University in New York have found that mood in young adults (18-29) seems to be dependent on food that increases the availability of neurotransmitter precursors and concentrations in the brain such as ...

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Is a low-carb diet superior to a low-fat one?

In a new long-term diet study where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging technology was used for the first time scientists found low-carbohydrate diets to be superior to low-fat diets. “Weighing patients or using blood tests to detect changes, hasn’t, until now, given us accurate pictures, literally, of how different fat ...

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Diet optimal in fighting disease, death

Research in over 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet low in carbohydrates and moderate in fat, fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death. The data formed part of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study which followed more than 135,000 people from 18 ...

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New drug highly promising for weight loss

A newly developed fat loss drug might be the answer to your shredding woes. On average, subjects in a study conducted by scientists at the University of Leeds in England, dropped 5kg over a 12-week period after receiving weekly doses of semaglutide, a drug currently in development by a Danish pharmaceutical ...

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A link between sugar and cancer

A nine-year research project has led to a breakthrough in cancer research. Researchers have determined how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. The new study, published in leading academic journal Nature Communications, clarifies the link between sugar and cancer. According ...

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USN’s Creatine HCL – A must-have!

Creatine monohydrate has been a staple in the cupboard of countless bodybuilders over the years. Creatine represents an endogenous amino acid produced in the body and can be obtained through dietary sources such as fish and meat but only in small amounts. Taking creatine as an ergogenic aid can give ...

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Intermittent dieting can help weight loss

Taking a break during a diet may improve losing fat. In recent findings published by researchers from the University of Tasmania breaks during dieting can help with weight loss and even keep the kilos off. The study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, probed the ...

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