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Why are we so fat? Face the real cause of obesity!

About one in three American adults is obese. That is more than 78 million people with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30—the official definition for obesity used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Add those who are overweight to that figure (those

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?   Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects a woman’s: Menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, body weight, facial hair growth, heart and blood vessels, appearance (acne). Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be at increased risk

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Fat Fighting Fat!

Fat Fighting Fat!   Omega-3 and Body Composition: The global epidemic of obesity is getting worse for children, adolescents, and adults alike. Not only are body weights climbing but we are also seeing more and more bulging waistlines, dangerous belly cavity fat surrounding our organs. Omega-3 fatty

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Body Composition

Body Composition   Body composition is one of the determinant factors in one’s energy needs. Body Mass Index (BMI) is useful for analyzing populations but not so great for analyzing individuals. Individuals who are looking to get fitter, shouldn’t pay attention to the Body Mass Index (BMI) but

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Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal Metabolism   Do you think that you need to run a marathon just to burn off breakfast, lunch and dinner? Think again. The human body needs a minimum amount of energy (i.e. calories) just to perform its basal metabolic functions properly. The release of sufficient energy during resting state only

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