Nutrition & Diet

Heart Disease, Diabetes, Body Weight and Genetics

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June 30th, 2011

We have known for years (decades really) that individuals that are overweight or obese are far more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes than those that are leaner or “skinny”. Clearly, there is much truth to that statement but some new genetic research has identified a gene known as IRS1 that is linked not only […]

Stuffed Turkey Burgers

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June 20th, 2011

Serving: 4 Ingredients 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers 1/2 cup shredded part- skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 whole wheat hamburger buns Directions Separate turkey into 4 equal sized rounds. Make 2 online casino equal sized patties out of each round, so […]

Understanding your Metabolism

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November 18th, 2010

Article by: Lifefitness.com People who are overweight or prone to gaining weight easily sometimes blame a slow metabolism for their bodies not expending calories quickly. But before pointing the finger at your metabolism, you should understand exactly what it is, what affects it and how you can raise it. When most people talk about metabolism, […]

Saturated Fat

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June 16th, 2003

The main dietary factor in high levels of cholesterol is high levels of saturated fats in the diet. But what, exactly, IS saturated fat? If saturated fat in the diet is an important predictor of cardiovascular disease (and it is!), what can be done to reduce it in the diet? Perhaps by answering the first […]