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Freezing the ‘hunger nerve’ could help with weight loss

Ever wish you could shut off your appetite? Doctors may have found a way to freeze a nerve in the back that carries hunger signals to the brain and reduces appetite, according to a report from ABC News. Doctors from Emory University School of Medicine studied people who were “moderately” to “severely” obese to see if there is a connection ...

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Major restaurants now required to show calories on the menu

It’s officially easier to find out how many calories are in that chicken sandwich or cheeseburger. Calorie information must appear on menus at major restaurants and other places that sell restaurant-style foods such as supermarkets, convenience stores and movie theaters, according to a Food and Drug Administration policy. The policy applies to companies with 20 locations or more. FDA officials ...

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Of course, you can eat bread and this is the portion of it

We often hear about concerns regarding bread and many are those who refrain from consuming it since they feel that eating it is one of the most important causes leading to weight gain. As such, here are 7 facts about bread: 1- There is no specific food that causes weight gain by itself. The issue lies in the quantity of ...

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These foods may delay menopause

New research led by scientists at Leeds University in the United Kingdom suggests that a diet rich in legumes and fish may put off the natural onset of menopause, while foods rich in carbohydrates may accelerate it. The age at which a person experiences their menopause can impact their health in various ways. In fact, in addition to the inability ...

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Melon, fresh: Food composition for 100 grams

What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Melon, fresh Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 33 Energy (kJ) – 140 Water (g) – 90.9 Protein (g) – 0.73 Protein, crude (g) – 0.73 Carbohydrate (g) – 6.57 Fat (g) – 0.2 Sugars (g) – 6.43 Dietary fibres (g) – 0.93 Ash (g) – 0.63 FA saturated (g) – 0.047 FA monounsaturated ...

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Green tea supplements may cause liver damage, warns EU

Green tea extracts may cause liver damage, the EU food safety watchdog today announced. The European Food Safety Authority assessed the safety of green tea supplements from dietary sources. Taking more than 800 mg of green tea catechins each day may pose health concerns, according to the body’s review. Officials were unable to confirm a safe dose. (…) The watchdog ...

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Pineapple, fresh (uncanned): Food composition for 100 grams

What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Pineapple, fresh (uncanned) Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 53.2 Energy (kJ) – 225 Water (g) – 85.9 Protein (g) – 0.52 Protein, crude (g) – 0.52 Carbohydrate (g) – 11 Fat (g) – 0.24 Sugars (g) – 10.4 Dietary fibres (g) – 1.33 Ash (g) – 0.31 FA saturated (g) – 0.009 FA ...

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