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Category Archives: Fitness & Supplement Articles

BCAA’s Help Combat Obesity

BCAA’s help combat Obesity Britain’s premier medical journal, The Lancet, reported that 1.1 billion adults and 10% of children are considered overweight or obese. The Lancet went on to further report that the main causes of death stemming from obesity are cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several cancers. Many factors play a role in…
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Probiotics for the Treatment and Prevention of Diarrhea

Probiotics boost immunity, restore gut microecology, and boost overall health. In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis by the American Medical Association, it was found that probiotics play a significant role in preventing and treating Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea (AAD). When using an antibiotic, it’s important to begin supplementing with a probiotic to prevent a dysbiosis…
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Exercise and the Fate of Stubborn Fat

It’s been known since antiquity that exercise improves health and prevents age related diseases. A new study reveals the role of Irisin, a novel signaling molecule named after the Greek goddess, Iris, known as the messenger of the gods. Irisin is released during exercise, transforming white fat cells into brown or brite cells. Transforming white…
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Turmeric Inhibits Breast Cancer

In a recent study by The University of Arizona, researchers in the department of medicine revealed the potent chemotherapeutic benefits of turmeric-derived curcuminoids in the treatment of breast cancer. Three specific curcuminoids were found to inhibit the activity of parathyroid hormone-related hormone (PTHrP)-an important regulator of cancer bone metastasis. Each of the curcuminoids exhibited a…
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Is Bad Bacteria Good For Us?

According to researchers working in NYU’s Blaser Lab Group, so called bad microflora like Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) play a fundamental role in hunger signaling. After a bout of antibiotics, researches showed that endogenous ghrelin levels remained elevated after a meal. Ghrelin is a hormone that signals the brain to keep eating. In a commentary…
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Are You Addicted to Eating?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. Researchers have discovered that the most startling cause for the increasing obesity epidemic is diet induced addiction to foods. Scientists have discovered that certain highly palatable foods disrupt the smooth functioning of the same brain-reward-pathways as cocaine and heroin. Overeating affects many of…
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