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The Dangers of Bulimia and Excessive Exercise

Experts recommend exercise as an essential part of maintaining healthy weight. People who want to lose weight or build their muscles may do more exercise to meet their goals. However, in people suffering from bulimia nervosa, a type of eating disorder, excessive exercise may be associated with suicidal behavior, research suggests. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by binge eating and purging. This consists of consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time followed by purging, an attempt to rid oneself of the food consumed typically by induced vomiting, taking a laxative or diuretic, and/or excessive exercise. Investigators […]

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Diet and Exercise Improve Sleep Apnea

A new study suggests that losing weight through diet and exercise may have long-term benefits for obese people suffering from  mild sleep apnea. Dr. Henri Tuomilehto, lead researcher at the Oivauni Sleep Clinic in Kuopio, Finland and his colleagues found that mild sleep apnea in obese volunteers who underwent a one-year lifestyle intervention were about half as likely to progress to more severe disease, compared to those who did not improve their health habits. Sleep apnea is characterized by short interruptions in breathing when the airway collapses or gets blocked while people sleep. This condition is most common among overweight […]

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Why Some Experts Recommend Elimination Diets

Some health buffs believe that there certain foods that may seem healthy but can cause not food allergies but an increase in body fat. This practice of singling out some foods out of the diet is called elimination diet, which according to some trainers like Will Torres, owner of WillSpace personal-training studios in New York City, can result in more energy and muscle tone and less bloating. JJ Virgin, a nutritionist and the author of The Virgin Diet, believes that instead of moderation one should eliminate from the diet whatever foods cause inflammation that leads to symptoms of bloating and […]

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Do Appetite Suppressants Work?

New appetite suppressant products are released each year that promises buyers of losing weight.  Recently, Hoodia gordonii (green coffee bean extract), a new ingredient is gaining popularity in web searches thereby bringing up countless products that cannot be trusted, and that there are little or no rigorous data that would address the effectiveness of this ingredient, according to Timothy Garvey, M.D., Department of Nutrition Sciences Professor and Chair at UAB. Instead of wasting money on said products, patients with obesity complications should consult their health care providers as there are proven lifestyle modification programs and medication that will help in […]

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Diabetics Do Not Need to Limit Fruit Intake

Patients who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) need not limit their fruit intake, as patients who had limited fruit intake did not show any improvement in glycemic control, according to a new study published online in Nutrition Journal.  Researchers found in their study that patients who were given high fruit intake showed the same positive results as those who had fruit restriction. Despite the lack of any trial evidence, some health professionals advise diabetic patients to limit intake of fruits because of its high sugar content. Patients are normally advised to increase consumption of a variety […]

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