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Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Hot Flashes, Aid in Weight Loss

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A new study suggests that certain dietary changes, including increased intake of soy, may help reduce hot flashes during menopause and aid in weight loss. Westend61/Getty Images
  • Hot flashes can be a common discomfort during menopause, but a new study suggests that dietary changes may offer relief.
  • Researchers found that a low fat, plant-based diet rich in soy products was as effective as hormone replacement therapy for reducing hot flashes.
  • Participants who followed the dietary protocol also experienced weight loss.
  • The results suggest a potential for dietary changes as a first-line treatment for hot flashes.
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Time-restricted eating synced with circadian rhythms aids weight loss

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A new study suggests that weight gain due to food consumption at inappropriate times may be attributed to impaired thermogenesis. Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images
  • Eating at odd times of day is associated with increased food intake and elevated risk of obesity.
  • A new study in mice suggests that increased weight gain due to food consumption at inappropriate times may be attributed to impaired thermogenesis, the process of burning calories to release heat, by adipocytes or fat cells.
  • The adipocytes showed rhythmic changes in the levels of thermogenesis that aligned with the light-dark cycles, and
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Customers crying over loss of North Florida coffee shop

A place for friends and good coffee is closing down in Jacksonville after the pandemic steals its foot traffic.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (The video above is from an unrelated reported)

“Oh, we were really sad, really sad, we love them,” says a customer at Bold Bean coffee shop in San Marco.  

The sign out front announces the popular spot will close Sept. 12. and it seems as if everyone is bummed out. 

Anastasia Charles, a barista for Bold Bean for three years, says, “I know. I know. Some customers were crying this morning.”

Charles says, “We’re going to miss everyone.

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Japanese coffee shop chain Excelsior to curb food loss via food sharing service TABETE

Some of our readers may recall our recent article in which we introduced Starbucks’ recent efforts to tackle to the pervasive problem of food waste in its Japanese stores by offering a 20% discount on food items in pre-closing hours. As it turns out, Japanese coffee shop chains are also stepping up to the plate when it comes to reducing food loss.

Since late August, Excelsior Caffé, a popular coffee shop chain operated by Dotour Coffee Co Ltd, has introduced TABETE, one of the largest food-sharing platforms in Japan (operated by COOKING Co Ltd) at 50 locations.

One of the

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Is intermittent fasting or calorie restriction better for weight loss?

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How do intermittent fasting and calorie restriction for weight loss compare? Westend61/Getty Images
  • A study has investigated how intermittent fasting compares with calorie restriction to reduce weight.
  • The results suggest that intermittent fasting is no better than calorie restriction for weight loss and is actually less effective in reducing body fat content.
  • The researchers say that including physical activity as part of an intermittent fasting diet could optimize weight loss.

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for diets that restrict food intake to certain time windows. These diets can include fasting for several hours, or even days,

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