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By Los Angeles Times | March 9, 1995
For the first time, scientists may be able to explain dieters' complaints that no matter how hard they try, they can't keep off lost weight.Researchers at the New York Obesity Research Center at Rockefeller University report today on 10 years of painstaking research that shows that the body goes to remarkable lengths to maintain the weight you started your diet with.It does so by slowing metabolism -- reducing the number of calories required for breathing, maintaining body temperature, circulating blood and even digesting food -- while increasing the efficiency of muscles so that fewer calories are burned during exercise.
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November 4, 2013
My chocolate Lab is about 15 pounds overweight. We've tried low-calorie foods and cutting back, but he's hungry and not losing weight. I've heard I can try supplementing with pumpkin or green beans, but what are the best ways to help my boy lose weight? Weight loss in our pets is just as difficult as weight loss in humans! This will require an awareness on your part of some aspects of his metabolism and nature. Dogs are omnivores and scavengers, so they will eat almost anything. It is in his evolutionary makeup to stay hungry; satiety is not something that dogs readily achieve. Therefore, having a dog who is "not hungry" may not be possible. We have decided that we must constantly help them not be hungry; we cannot bear to reduce portions, and we feel compelled to add fillers such as green beans and pumpkin. Resist the urge.   Map out a very consistent feeding schedule and keep a measuring cup in your dog's food supply.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 9, 1995
For the first time, scientists may be able to explain dieters' complaints that no matter how hard they try, they can't keep off lost weight.Researchers at the New York Obesity Research Center at Rockefeller University report today on 10 years of painstaking research that shows that the body goes to remarkable lengths to maintain the weight you started your diet with.It does so by slowing metabolism -- reducing the number of calories required for breathing, maintaining body temperature, circulating blood and even digesting food -- while increasing the efficiency of muscles so that fewer calories are burned during exercise.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,Sun Reporter | September 22, 2006
In the global war on fat, just telling people to eat less and exercise more has proven to be an inadequate strategy. Despite an explosion of low-fat foods, diet regimes and public awareness campaigns, Americans and people in much of the rest of the industrialized world have continued to pack on the pounds. "If you could fix this epidemic through behavior changes alone, that would be fantastic," said Dr. Mitchell A. Lazar, an obesity expert at the University of Pennsylvania. "But that has been very hard to do. To correct the problem we need more tools."
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By Susan FitzGerald and Susan FitzGerald,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 15, 1990
In a finding that offers the first concrete evidence that hyperactivity is caused by a biological abnormality, scientists have discovered that the brain activity of hyperactive people is quite different from that of those who do not have the disorder.Using sophisticated imaging technology, researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda found that regions of the brain that regulate attention span and motor activity work less energetically in hyperactive people.The finding is reported in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
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By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer United Features Syndicate | December 14, 1993
When you lie in bed at night, your body burns between 40 and 120 calories per hour, depending on how large you are and how active your metabolism is. Those with slow metabolism burn fewer calories sleeping than those who have a more active metabolism. People with the slowest metabolisms are usually the fattest, while those who burn the most calories sleeping are usually the thinnest.Over the past 50 years, scientists have debated whether exercise increases metabolism. Recently, several studies have shown that leisurely exercise does not speed up your metabolism but vigorous exercise does.
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By Lisa Liddane and Lisa Liddane,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | November 12, 2004
You've heard people say, "My metabolism isn't what it used to be." But until recently, there wasn't any way of knowing whether your metabolism was "fast" or "slow." Sure, you could use equations and crunch numbers to get a rough estimate of how many calories your body burns when you're resting. Those equations tell you how many calories you need to survive. Basically, they calculate what researchers call the resting metabolic rate, or RMR. But the equations can be inaccurate. For example, they can overestimate metabolism, especially for the obese, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2005
The following events are scheduled for the Baltimore Convention Center. Jan. 9 Baltimore Orioles Fanfest. Estimated attendance: 15,000+. Jan. 14-16 Baltimore Sun Travel Expo. Estimated attendance: 2,000+. Jan. 17-19 Maryland Turf Grass Council trade show. Estimated attendance: 1,500+. Contact number: 410-313-6982. Jan. 19-21 Metabolism Launch meeting. Estimated attendance: 1,500. Contact number: 770-290-4780. Jan. 21-23 International Motorcycle Show. Estimated attendance: 8,000+.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | December 24, 2004
Please recommend a few sports-related gifts for a young teenager. This will be my son's main gift, so I'm willing to spend up to $200. For you last-minute shoppers, here is a handful of the hottest sports toys on the market this holiday season, along with approximate prices. * Lazer Tag: Deluxe 2-Player System, $43. * Arcade Alley Electronic Hockey Goal Game, $50. * 4-Wheelers (sneaker skates) by Skechers, $33. * Night Owl Night Vision Monocular, $160. * Novara Dirt Rider SS 20-Inch Bike - 2005, $149.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | July 13, 2003
I don't eat red meat and rarely eat chicken or fish. I would like to eat tofu, but the texture grosses me out. Can you recommend some other sources of soy protein? You don't have to be a diehard vegan to enjoy soy, which is a great source of protein and is heart-healthier than most animal proteins. Soy may even help prevent certain forms of cancer. As for alternatives to tofu (soybean curd), soy milk and soy nuts are good choices. With the rise of sushi bars and Asian-inspired cuisine, soybeans (also called edamame or sweet beans)
BUSINESS
January 16, 2005
The following events are scheduled for the Baltimore Convention Center. Jan. 14-16 Baltimore Sun Travel Expo. Estimated attendance: 2,000+. Jan. 17-19 Maryland Turf Grass Council trade show. Estimated attendance: 1,500+. Contact number: 410-313-6982. Jan. 19-21 Metabolism Launch meeting. Estimated attendance: 1,500. Contact number: 770-290-4780. Jan. 21-23 International Motorcycle Show. Estimated attendance: 8,000+. Contact number: 301 808 2233.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | December 24, 2004
Please recommend a few sports-related gifts for a young teenager. This will be my son's main gift, so I'm willing to spend up to $200. For you last-minute shoppers, here is a handful of the hottest sports toys on the market this holiday season, along with approximate prices. * Lazer Tag: Deluxe 2-Player System, $43. * Arcade Alley Electronic Hockey Goal Game, $50. * 4-Wheelers (sneaker skates) by Skechers, $33. * Night Owl Night Vision Monocular, $160. * Novara Dirt Rider SS 20-Inch Bike - 2005, $149.
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By Lisa Liddane and Lisa Liddane,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | November 12, 2004
You've heard people say, "My metabolism isn't what it used to be." But until recently, there wasn't any way of knowing whether your metabolism was "fast" or "slow." Sure, you could use equations and crunch numbers to get a rough estimate of how many calories your body burns when you're resting. Those equations tell you how many calories you need to survive. Basically, they calculate what researchers call the resting metabolic rate, or RMR. But the equations can be inaccurate. For example, they can overestimate metabolism, especially for the obese, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
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By Julie Deardorff and Julie Deardorff,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 7, 2003
CHICAGO - Searching for a legal way to speed up her metabolism and burn fat, Chicago fitness competitor Beth Horn, 29, turned to an ephedra-free supplement. Though she found the effects less potent than with ephedra, she didn't get the adrenaline kick she wanted for her intense workouts. "Without ephedra, it's just caffeine to get you going," said Horn. "I don't think it's enough." Six months after Illinois led the nation by banning the sale of supplements containing the herb ephedra, new products are promising better results.
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November 17, 2003
Differences found in brain metabolism of gay, straight men A new study has for the first time identified differences in brain metabolism of heterosexual and homosexual men. University of Chicago researchers gave Prozac to a group of eight exclusively gay males and seven exclusively straight men. Then they measured how the Prozac, which increases brain levels of serotonin, affected glucose metabolism in the hypothalamus, which controls sexual behavior....
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | July 13, 2003
I don't eat red meat and rarely eat chicken or fish. I would like to eat tofu, but the texture grosses me out. Can you recommend some other sources of soy protein? You don't have to be a diehard vegan to enjoy soy, which is a great source of protein and is heart-healthier than most animal proteins. Soy may even help prevent certain forms of cancer. As for alternatives to tofu (soybean curd), soy milk and soy nuts are good choices. With the rise of sushi bars and Asian-inspired cuisine, soybeans (also called edamame or sweet beans)
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