• Afro-American Eating Disorders

    Afro-American Women and Eating Disorders Much of the research suggests that even though African-American women are heavier than white women – 49 percent of black females are overweight as opposed to 33 percent of white females – they are less likely to have disordered eating (or suffer from specific eating disorders) than white women are.

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  • Apricots

    Diet Nutrition Apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and are useful in reducing infections or skin problems. Dried apricots, like all dried fruit, are much higher in calories due to their sugar content and may contain the preservative sulphur dixoide which may instigate asthma attacks. However they are a good source of iron and

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  • Women, Hormones & Chocolate

    Women & Chocolate Why are women more addicted to chocolate then men? The answer may lie in hormones. Chocolate eating in women may be an unconscious attempt to keep hormone levels more steady. Women report that they have a an increased frequency of craving for high fat, pleasant tasting food including chocolate around their menses.

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  • Wheatgrass Juice

    Wheatgrass juice – the latest in diet nutrition? Try a tot of wheatgrass juice for a surge of energy and a load of liquid oxygen, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes and amino acids. Immediately absorbed into the bloodstream, a 25ml tot of freshly squeezed wheatgrass (to be drunk within 15 minutes), has the nutritional value

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  • Weight Regain After Dieting

    Weight Regain After Dieting For the overwhelming majority of dieters, weight loss from fad diets or diet pills is regained within a matter of months or years, leading to yet another fad diet, weight loss, weight regain, etc. This repetitive weight loss then gain is known as “yo-yo dieting” or “weight-cycling”. There is some evidence

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  • Weight Gain & Pregnancy

    Weight Gain & Pregnancy A California research duo reviewed 13 studies on how and if pregnancy-related weight gain affects body weight changes after pregnancy. They found that a single birth results in a 4.4 pound to 6.6 pound higher body weight and raises the risk of being overweight within one year to several years after

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