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Dr. Mercola claims coconut oil will ??help stimulate your metabolism? and ??is the dieter?s best friend.? Dr Oz announced on his TV show last year, "The first of the health benefits of coconuts - the one you're going care about a lot is weight loss." Those who claim that...
 
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The New York Times ran an article titled “What if it has all been a big fat lie?” in its July 7,2002 magazine. Gary Taubes, the author, says he talked with leading nutrition experts and claimed that eating a potato worsens blood lipids and eating a porterhouse steak or...
 
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Two new studies comparing Atkins-style diets with high-carbohydrate diets, published in the May 22, 2003 New England Journal of Medicine, generated numerous headlines. Some reports suggested that the studies proved Atkins was right while others suggested the diet had little impact on weight. Initially and for up to 6 months in both studies, people on ... New Atkins Studies Spark Debate
 
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We are constantly bombarded with trendy fad diets. Whether the diet is touting the benefits of low carbs or the glycemic index, the promise is the same: quick weight loss. Unfortunately, subsequent weight gain is usually the result. Let’s take a look at the popular fads and see how...
 
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Magazine advertisements.  Infomercials.  Health food stores. Celebrity testimonials. Nutrition messages are everywhere. Often times it is difficult to decipher what is fact from fiction. Here are some common nutrition myths, mistakes and misconceptions solved for you. 1.  Skipping breakfast is a good idea to save calories for weight loss....