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  • Hypothyroidism – Underactive Thyroid

    Hypothyroidism – Underactive Thyroid Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is 10 times more common in women than men. Hypothyroidism (insufficient thyroxine) affects 2 in every 100 women in the UK and is most common in women aged 40 to 50, although you can develop it at any age. The risk increases with age, family history and

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  • Brain, Weight & Appetite Control

    Appetite Control System Old systems in our brain regulate appetite, eating behaviors, and manage body weight. We call this brain device the Appetite Control System (ACS). The ACS integrates information about body weight, temperature, activity level, season, reproductive cycle (in women), food availability, and expected energy needs to decide how much food is needed today.

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  • Brain Control of Appetite & Weight

    Brain Control of Appetite and Weight New research is providing insights as to how the brain and nervous system regulate body weight and control appetite and food intake. Exploring the effects of hormones that regulate eating, understanding the neurochemical signals involved in food-seeking behavior and examining brain and nervous system changes that accompany obesity are

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  • Develop Lean/Slim Thighs

    Questions about Slim Thighs Q. My thighs are really fat but no matter what I do it doesn’t seem to make any difference. What can I do? A. Losing fat from your thighs is no harder or easier than losing it from any other part of your body. It doesn’t matter whether the fat is

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  • Exercise to Develop Lean/Slim Thighs

    Exercise and Weight Loss 1. Exercise is vital for a healthy lifestyle If you don’t exercise, you are likely to have an unhealthy lifestyle. Result? As well as developing a weight problem and a ‘shape’ problem, you run an increased risk of developing several nasty diseases in later life. 2. Exercise is NOT a quick-fix

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  • Checklist for Lean/Slim Thighs

    Want To Lose Fat from Your Thighs?Use this checklist to help pinpoint the problem 1. Are you following a sensible lower fat diet? Our body seems to distinguish between calories from fat and calories from other sources. Dietary fat is less easy for our body to break down, so it tends to use other foods

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