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What does weight loss really depend on: Diet, genes or insulin levels?

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn’t hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters’ DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person’s insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight loss. Stanford University researchers examined this idea with 600 overweight adults who underwent genetic and insulin testing before being randomly assigned to reduce fat or carbohydrate intake. Gene analyses identified variations linked with how the body processes fats or carbohydrates, which the researchers thought…

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Hormonal changes: Does menopause worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Hormone changes caused by menopause make rheumatoid arthritis symptoms worse in women, according to a study. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal. Physical function is an important aspect of study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as it impacts their quality of life. Women experience rheumatoid arthritis at a rate three times greater than men, and also have more severe decline and increased disability, yet the sex-based differences in the condition remain poorly understood. Previous…

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Does your weight keep fluctuating? Beware, it may affect your blood pressure

Your weight can impact your blood pressure as well. Presented on Friday at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco, the study looked at the impact of five health behaviours on blood pressure levels over a 25-year period. These behaviours included a healthy body weight (measured as a body mass index less than 25 kg/m2), never smoking, zero to seven alcoholic drinks weekly for women and zero to 14 for men,…

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Does Having Sugary Food Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus, often referred to as diabetes, is a life-long condition in which a person suffers from high blood glucose levels either because the body does not produce adequate insulin or because the body’s cells are not able to respond properly to insulin or in some cases even both. Insulin is released by the pancreas and plays a major role in helping your body store and utilize the sugar and fat from the food you eat. But do you think eating too much sugar can cause diabetes? The American Diabetes Association…

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Here’s the one simple thing supermodel Miranda Kerr does every morning to stay fit

Have you ever wondered what supermodels to do get that body? Well, supermodel Miranda Kerr recently shared a diet secret. She says she drinks a glass of hot water with lemon every morning to stay fit. The 34-year-old model says every morning she will make the warm drink to “kick start” her digestion, which is swiftly followed by a nutritious smoothie, reported Contactmusic. “So one of my favourite things to have in the morning is hot water with lemons. It’s a really great way to kick start your digestion, it’s full of…

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How Does Your Business Compare With Others?

Is your dental practice as profitable as the next one? Are you generating from your landscaping business as much money as the firm across town is? Business owners are busy; the latest U.S. Survey of Entrepreneurs from the Census Bureau found that nearly 1 in 5 owners of businesses with employees worked more than 60 hours a week. In addition to handling a crush of everyday operational challenges, owners are often obsessing over how to generate sales, build customer relationships or improve their product or service. At the same time, however, business…

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