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For Weight Loss, Semaglutide May Be More Effective Than Liraglutide, Study Suggests

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Type 2 diabetes has been called an obesity-driven epidemic. Nearly 4 in 10 adults in the United States are now obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help shed pounds, extremely heavy individuals may turn to prescription medications, such as Saxenda (liraglutide). A study published in August 2018 in The Lancet has found that a new ...

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Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided

Low carbohydrate diets

Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided, according to a large study presented at ESC Congress 2018. Study author Professor Maciej Banach, of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland, said: “We found that people who consumed a low carbohydrate diet were at greater risk of premature death. Risks were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary ...

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Prickly pears… A quick view on its benefits and serving

Prickly pears

– Prickly pears is a fruit that is moderately caloric; each 100 grams of prickly pears contain around 54 calories. – It is a fruit rich in beneficial antioxidants which contribute in enhancing the body’s immunity and help it resist many diseases. – Prickly pears contain a significant amount of minerals, essentially potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium, as well as ...

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