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Mayo Clinic: "Insulin and weight gain: Keep the pounds off,” “Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories,” “Can I boost my metabolism to lose weight?” "Calcium and calcium supplements,” "Glycemic index diet: What's behind the claims."
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care: “Functional foods to promote weight loss and satiety.”
Physiological Reviews: "Thyroid Hormone Regulation of Metabolism.”
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: "Iodine deficiency and thyroid disorders.”
Medscape: "Iodine Deficiency.”
Obesity Reviews: "Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories.”
Nutrients: "Ibero-American Consensus on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: Safety, Nutritional Aspects and Benefits in Food and Beverages,” “Negative, Null and Beneficial Effects of Drinking Water on Energy Intake, Energy Expenditure, Fat Oxidation and Weight Change in Randomized Trials.”
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: "Does drinking cold water burn more calories than warm water?”
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D: “Overview of Calcium.”
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: "Effect of Calcium Supplementation on Weight and Fat Loss in Women."
Advances in Nutrition: "The Role of Whole Grains in Body Weight Regulation."
Journal of the American Dietetic Association: "Low-glycemic load diets: how does the evidence for prevention of disease measure up?”
Arthritis Foundation: “Health Benefits of Ginger for Arthritis.”
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition: “The effects of ginger intake on weight loss and metabolic profiles among overweight and obese subjects: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.”
Benzie, I. and Wachtel-Falor, S., Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, 2nd ed., CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Metabolism: “Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men: A pilot study.”
British Journal of Nutrition: “Beneficial effects of legumes on parameters of the metabolic syndrome: a systematic review of trials in animal models.”
Nutrition and Metabolism: “Resistant starch consumption promotes lipid oxidation.”
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: “Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health.”
Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences: “Is alcohol consumption a risk factor for weight gain and obesity?”
Harvard Health Publishing: “Abdominal fat and what to do about it.”
Virginia Tech Daily: “Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body’s muscle processes food, researchers find.”
Merck Manuals: “Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats.”
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition: “The effects of high-carbohydrate vs high-fat breakfasts on feelings of fullness and alertness, and subsequent food intake.”
NHS.uk: “10 Weight Loss Myths.”
University of Cambridge: “A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.”
Reviewed by Christine Mikstas, RD, LD on October 21, 2019
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