There’s a ton of incredibly promising intermittent fasting (IF) research done on fat rats. They lose weight, their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars improve… but they’re rats. Studies in humans, almost across the board, have shown that IF is safe and incredibly effective, but really no more effective than any other diet. In addition, many people find it difficult to fast.
Neurobiologists say high levels of stress hormone cortisol are ‘toxic’ to the developing brain, according to Penelope Leach.
Exercise releases irisin, a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from forming, new research shows.
Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors.
Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in Genes and Cancer. Leer Más
While diet has the greatest impact on your weight, exercise is an important part of the total equation. It’s the ultimate levering agent for optimal health too. Exercise influences your biology in so many ways, it’s virtually impossible to pin down its benefits to one particular thing. Leer Más
- Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are in thousands of products
- Products range from plastic water bottles to cheap toys and cosmetics
- Study warns they cause neurological damage and behavioral problems
- Exposure to these chemicals cost the US at least $340bn in health a year
- The NYU study looks at bisphenol A in polycarbonate plastic (used for hard reusable bottles) and phthalates (in many US disposable plastic bottles)
- Phthalates are banned in the European Union and wouldn’t be in Britain
- Critics have hit out at the NYU study for being ‘selective’; European Commission questioned the validity of their calculation methods
Muitas pessoas acreditam erroneamente que o ganho e perda de peso estão fortemente ligados as calorias que comemos e a força de vontade. Leer Más
In a recent study led by University of Florida, researchers find that exercise can release a hormone (irisin) to help the body shed fat and prevent fat formation. The finding is published in American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism. Leer Más
As far as raw science is concerned, losing weight—that is to say, burning fat—is a fairly straightforward process.