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Older, Obese Adults Need To Walk, Lose Weight

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Walking more and losing weight can improve mobility as much as 20 percent in older, obese adults with poor cardiovascular health, according to a new Wake Forest University study.

The results from the five-year study of 288 participants appear online Jan. 24 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Doctor Shortages

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Doctor ShortagesPerhaps there is a conspiracy to limit the number of doctors. A shortage of doctors allows physicians and specialists to demand higher fees and makes them a more valuable commodity in our health care system.

Weight Loss Potential Of Green Tea Explored In Study

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green tea extract may increase energy and aid with weight lossA recent study has discovered that daily intake of green tea extract may increase energy and aid with weight loss.

The scientists from the University of Medicine, Berlin, recruited ten healthy overweight and obese men to participate in the randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial.

The men were randomly put into one of five supplement groups: Placebo, low-dose EGCG (300 mg), high-dose EGCG (600 mg), caffeine (200 mg), or EGCG plus caffeine (300 mg/200 mg). They took the supplements for three days, then had seven days of washing out their system before moving to the next group. All had attended each group by the end of the study.

The results showed that a daily dose of 300 mg of EGCG led to a 33% increase in fat oxidation, whilst a dose of 200 mg caffeine was linked to a 34.5% increase. When male subjects were given a combination of EGCG (300 mg) and caffeine (200 mg), fat oxidation increased by almost 50%, added the researchers.

Green tea catechins have been studied extensively for their potential in aiding weight loss, with the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) highlighted as the key element.

James Betz, founder and CEO of world leading bioceutical firm, Biotivia, said: "We have been researching the weight loss potential of green tea extract for a couple of years now and this study highlights research we have been working on with our weight loss formula, Bio Shape."

Bio Shape represents a new and powerful multi-faceted approach to the complex and difficult challenge of weight loss. By attacking the two root causes of weight gain, appetite and metabolism, Bio Shape is able to help those people who want to lose at least 15 pounds or more.

Bio Shape combines the six most effective and scientifically proven weight loss extracts into one product with a far higher potency and purity than any other supplement.

Consisting of resveratrol, Fucoxanthin, Organic green tea, chromium, Garcinia cambogia and Gymnema sylvestre, this potent combination works synergistcally with the body to help suppress appetite and aid in weight loss.

Betz continues: "If you are interested in increasing your daily energy level, or an aid to losing weight, Bio Shape could be of substantial value. Bio Shape is most effective in combination with a program of reasonable physical exercise, and dietary restraint."

New insulin-resistance discovery may help diabetes sufferers

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Researchers at Japan's Kanazawa University announced the identification of a hormone produced by the liver, apparently a previously unknown cause of insulin resistance. The discovery may offer new research targets in treating insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
File photo-diagram of human pancreas.

Hot Lemonade: The Natural Sore Throat Remedy

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Hot LemonadeGrowing up, whenever we had a sore throat, Mom would make us a cup of Hot Lemonade to sooth the throat. With winter well underway, sore throats are everywhere so I figured it was time to share this tasty beverage that doubles as a soothing remedy. It is super simple to make and great for a cold winter day.


* Juice of 1/2 Lemon or 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
* Honey to Taste
* Fresh Mint
* 2 Cups Hot Water


1. Boil a two cups of hot water.
2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into your favorite mug.
3. Fill with hot water.
4. Add honey to taste.
5. Add a mint leaf or two and stir until it is disolved.



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