Adding this one thing to the diet decreased abdominal fat.

Adding this one thing to the diet decreased abdominal fat.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  In this study a total of 105 adult men and women between the age of 25 and 45 years participated (Khan NA, et.al., 2021). They had a body mass index of ≥25 kg/m2 and were randomly assigned to a treatment group that received a daily meal with 1 fresh...
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Can caffeine help burn more fat if used at a specific time?

Can caffeine help burn more fat if used at a specific time?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Caffeine has shown to increase maximal fat oxidation rate and also improve aerobic capacity. This research investigated if there was a difference in the rate fat was oxidized (burned as energy) from ingesting caffeine in the morning compared to the afternoon (Ramírez-Maldonado M, et al., 2021). The participants were...
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Can your fat mass affect your mortality?

Can your fat mass affect your mortality?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  The reason for this research was to determine the relationship between body fat mass and fat-free mass to the risk of mortality (Sedlmeier AM, et al., 2021). Data from 7 studies were used including 16,155 individuals. Body composition was measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis and the researchers adjusted for...
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Lose more fat by exercising at a specific time

Lose more fat by exercising at a specific time

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  The participants of this study were 32 adult males with an average age of 58 years (Mancilla R, et al., 2021). They had either been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or were at risk for it. These men performed 12 weeks of supervised exercise training either in the morning...
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Your fat and nervous system talk to each other.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
We used to think that fat was only a way for the body to store energy, in other words, store excess calories.   That is far from the truth. We are now learning that the white fat is metabolically active, that’s the fat we gain when the body is left with...
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What happens to your cardiovascular risk when you compare butter with olive oil?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
Most of the fat in butter is saturated and most of the fat in olive oil comes from monounsaturated fat. That’s why butter and olive oil were compared in this study in an attempt to figure out how saturated fat and unsaturated fat from a vegetable source affected cardiovascular risk...
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Can the type of fat you eat affect your memory?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
We basically have 4 big categories of fat, monounsaturated fat (MUFA), polyunsaturated fat (PUFA), saturated fat and trans fat. Examples of MUFA are nuts. Examples of PUFA are vegetable oils, but also some nuts, especially walnuts and also omega 3 fat from fish and fish oil. The highest amount of...
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Is fat good or bad?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
  Until recently the belief was that fat, especially saturated fat, increased cholesterol and increased cardiovascular risk, but that is now being questioned. Even saturated fat from animal sources is now promoted by some as a healthy way to eat. Fat is certainly necessary for production of hormones, the cell membranes...
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What can an avocado a day do for you?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
A fresh avocado cut in halfAvocados contain a lot of fat, including a certain type of fat called monounsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial. How beneficial are they?The reviewed research compared a low fat diet (24% fat) with two moderate fat diets (34% fat) (Wang L, et al. 2015). The...
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You can easily reduce your risk for stroke.

A fresh avocado cut in halfA stroke is not something you want to have, everybody can agree on that. That’s why this research, including 90,137 women between the ages of 50 and 75 years, is so interesting(Seth A, et al. 2014).The participants were followed for an average of 11 years...
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Women with low omega 3 fat intake have increased cardiovascular risk.

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Strokes linked to increased nonfasting triglycerides

Strokes linked to increased nonfasting triglycerides

  Non-fasting triglycerides mean the fat that is transported by your blood throughout the day. It has been common practice for many years to test the fasting level of triglycerides together with cholesterol. It is less common however to test the triglyceride levels during the day when we have been eating because...
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