Tag: weight loss
According to new research from Norway, excessive consumption of the essential fatty acid omega 6 may lead to issues with appetite control mechanisms in the brain, increasing the likelihood of weight gain.
This study showed that feeding mice high levels of omega 6 resulted in increased levels of appetite enhancing chemicals, and a subsequent increase in food intake. Omega 6 converts to arachidonic acid, which is a key component of the appetite enhancing chemicals 2-AG and AEA.
Mulberry leaf extract may assist weight loss via its affect on sugar and carbohydrate digestion.
It inhibits the breakdown and absorption of sugars in the digestive tract.
Essentially it prevents enzymes that do the job of digesting sugars from working properly, making those sugars unavailable for absorption.
Mulberry leaf extract should also help reduce the potential weight gaining effects of more complex carbohydrates such as those contained in pasta, rice potatoes and bread, because these must be broken into simpler sugars before absorption.
Mice fed a CLA supplemented diet for 10 weeks had improved endurance and better weight loss, than a control group fed on a normal diet. Endurance was assessed by a running task, and the CLA fed mice were able to run for a time period that was 26% longer than the control group. CLA seems [...]
Scientists have managed to demonstrate that exercise is capable of not only significantly helping to reduce body mass index (a weight measure), but also improve the level of the hormones adiponectin and insulin, both involved in weight control. Participants in this study achieved these results after only 16 weeks on an aerobic exercise regime that [...]
Obese men who lost 10% body weight raised their testosterone levels significantly, these are the findings of doctors at Changi General Hospital, Singapore. Two groups of men with obesity around the middle were compared, one group with diabetes and the other without. Losing body weight was found to significantly improve testosterone levels, labido, urinary symptoms and insulin [...]