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Tilapia Worse than Bacon?

November 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Question: Is it true that Tilapia is worse than Bacon?

When I received this question, the first thing that came to mind was maybe there are some harmful chemicals in the fish feed or pesticides in the water that make tilapia even worse than bacon (an item ranked way down on the ‘healthy food’ list). I surmised, what goes into tilapia, goes into you, too.

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Protein as a Cure for Diabetes, Obesity

November 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) discovered that a certain protein could trigger weight loss and be a possible instrument for diabetes treatment. In a comprehensive report, Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai, professors of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, observed that if mice have only one gene copy for the COUP-TFII (Chicken Ovalbumin Upstream Promoter Transcription Factor II), the animals develop smaller fat cells and increased energy metabolism as well as enhanced response to insulin.

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Big Hips, Less Diabetes Risk

October 31, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pear-shaped women should now stop making a big fuss over their figure since researchers from Harvard Medical School found out that fat bottoms may actually signify good health.

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Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

October 19, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the limelight on triglycerides.

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Good Fat vs Bad Fat

October 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whenever we hear the word fat, these immediately come to mind: bilbil, huge/ big/plus-size people, pork, chicharon, coronary heart disease, etc. Basically, most, if not all, descriptions are negative connotations of the word fat. Unless that word is followed by wallet or luck, then that’s the only time people would want to get fat.

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Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed

October 3, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Newcastle University researchers have found that an eight-week 600-calorie diet can reverse Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients.

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Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

September 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am I. The evolution of fad diets is as fast as the rise in my blood pressure when another new diet is introduced into the market!

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Pills for the Fats

September 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was the obese model during the prehistoric era).

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How to Reduce Fat Intake

November 28, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Not all fats are bad. There are three basic classifications of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Among these, what you should be most concerned about are the saturated fats. Excessive intake of saturated fats may clog our arteries and raise our blood cholesterol levels, thus increasing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Calamansi for Weight Loss

January 14, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Calamansi or golden lime is a small citrus fruit popular in the Philippines and primarily used as condiment. It is usually added to soy sauce or fish sauce as well as directly to dishes to provide sour taste or flavour to food. As a citrus fruit, calamansi is also used to make juices.

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