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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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Weight Watch: How to get rid of post-wedding weight | Health

You followed a strict diet for a year before your wedding and you achieved your dream body weight. You were fitting well in all your outfits and the pictures came out just perfect. But now that you’re married, you are organising and going on lunches and dinners. And all your diets have gone in vain and you have started gaining that unwanted weight. You did not exactly plan for post-wedding. Now that you are stuck in lockdown, you have dodged the honeymoon cheat meals. Well, if you are experiencing this unwanted post-wedding weight gain, you are not alone, we have

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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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A Helpful Guide to All the Things You Shouldn’t Eat if You Want to Live Longer and Lose Weight

Here’s an Internet wormhole: Go to YouTube and search for food commercials from the era of your childhood. You will find, remarkably, that not only are they all there, but they’re also organized and curated into playlists that are a crash course – or dare I say, a crash diet – of horrific proportions.

For me, this exercise was a survey of the 70s and early 80s,

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