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Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies – Vox

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

When anthropologist Herman Pontzer set off from Hunter College in New York to Tanzania to study one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet, he expected to find a group of calorie burning machines. Unlike Westerners, whoincreasingly spend their waking hours glued to chairs, the Hadza are on the move most of the time.

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Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees | Outside Online

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard-not to mention morbid-question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality. My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just over 2,000 subjects age 50 and up.

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Behind the “Biggest Loser” study headlines – a lost opportunity to educate about weight loss options | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

Behind the “Biggest Loser” study headlines – a lost opportunity to educate about weight loss options | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

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Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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Eating Late at Night Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think | Big Think

Eating Late at Night Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Fasting has been a hot topic recently, with intermittent fasting in particular (having an 8-hour eating period and a 16-hour fasting period each day), gaining a lot of popularity. Studies have shown that fasting can have positive effects on weight loss, immune cell regeneration, cancer prevention, insulin sensitivity, and lifespan.

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How the back pain industry is taking patients for an unhealthy ride | PBS NewsHour

How the back pain industry is taking patients for an unhealthy ride

For the majority of us, it’s not a question of whether we’ll someday experience back pain; it’s a question of when. ‘Study after study after study has shown that long-term visits to chiropractors don’t help patients. They don’t prevent back pain; they don’t solve back pain.’

 


And Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s book on the topic: Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

 

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand-a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades-delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn’t, what may cause harm…

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Yes. It’s Not as Simple as Calories in Calories out but Calories Still Count. Here’s Why.

Yes. It’s Not as Simple as Calories in Calories out but Calories Still Count. Here’s Why.

When it comes to the calorie argument, there are generally two camps. Camp 1: Then there’s Camp 2: And then they do this: Then there’s a third camp. Those who, like me, believe that both of the other camps kinda, sorta, have a point and should calm the fuck down.

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The Caloric Deficit Cheat Sheet | Body for Wife

The Caloric Deficit Cheat Sheet

Hunger is the enemy. I’ve lost weight. I’ve kept it off. I’ve written lots of articles about losing weight and keeping it off. I’ve sourced the shit out of those articles with journal references and expert interviews. I’m not doing that for this one (although I’ll link to some of…

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Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed

Via The Big Fat Surprise author Nina Teicholtz’ FaceBook feed:

Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed

But in 2009, the FSA warned that children were now consuming so much fat that it was clogging their arteries. Parents are now advised to switch their children to semi-skimmed milk from the age of two. The new research suggests such efforts could be counter-productive.

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Low-Carb Snacks – the Best and the Worst – Diet Doctor

Low-Carb Snacks – the Best and the Worst – Diet Doctor

What low-carb snacks are good? There’s a simple rule: The best low-carb snack is no snack. That’s right. Snacks are not needed on low carb, as the hunger should go away when doing it right. If you’re still hungry, you probably need to add more healthy fat to your meals instead.

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