Items Tagged ‘muscle’

What's the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

October 2, 2018

What’s the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat tissue in the body that stores calories. But we all have another kind of fat, with a completely different function: brown fat. “Until somewhat recently, we thought only babies had brown fat,” says Dr. Xingxing […]

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Tags: adipose, adipose tissue, brown fat, childhood obesity, diabetes, Dr. Xingxing Kong, endocrinology, fat, metabolism, muscle, muscle growth, myostatin


Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here's a better alternative.

April 24, 2018

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here’s a better alternative.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is that a juice cleanse – sometimes referred to as juicing – probably isn’t the […]

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Tags: bloat, BMI, body composition, body mass index (BMI), Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dramatic weight loss, energy levels, healthy food, juice cleanse, juicing


Ask the Doctors - Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?

March 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Many doctors in my area recommend CoQ10 in conjunction with statin drugs to reduce or eliminate muscle pain. It has worked for my wife, and we have heard lots of anecdotal evidence from friends who use it. What’s the evidence behind the use of CoQ10 with statins? Dear Reader: First, let’s take a […]

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Tags: acute kidney failure, atherosclerosis, coenzyme, CoQ10, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attacks, lower cholesterol levels, muscle, pain, pain management, statin, strokes


Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

January 24, 2018

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With 2018 now well under way, many of us will be checking ourselves on that New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. So why are some of us – try as we might – not seeing the numbers on the scale go down? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management […]

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Tags: balanced diet, BMI, body composition, body mass index, body mass index (BMI), diet, dieting, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, exercise, fat, food, muscle