Date: 30 June 2015
A new study challenges the notion that a “calorie is just a calorie” by finding that diets reducing the surge in blood sugar after a meal are preferable for weight loss, praising the low-glycemic index diet.
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people not considered to be overweight or obese. The doctors should measure a
patient's waistline and their hips as well as their body mass index as part of
standard health checks, according to the researchers, from Imperial College
London, the German Institute of Human Nutrition, and other research institutions
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Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting that it may have a genetic cause.
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Laxative Abuse: A Dangerous Weight Loss Trend
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