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What are the health benefits of jicama?
Jicama is a potato-like root vegetable with a slightly sweet taste. It is low in calories, sugar, and fat but high in fiber and is a good source of vitamin C. Jicama may be a good choice for people with diabetes or those on a low-sugar diet. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis
Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve increased levels of ketones in the body. However, they are not the same thing. Nutritional ketosis is the aim of the ketogenic diet, and it is generally safe, whereas ketoacidosis is a complication of type 1 diabetes that can be life-threatening. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are macadamia nuts good for?
Macadamia nuts are a nutritious food with many potential benefits, including lowering the risk of heart disease and possibly helping prevent cancer. Learn more about the benefits of macadamia nuts, as well as some drawbacks to be aware of, here. (Medical News Today)

Stair-climbing exercise 'snacks' boost health
New research finds that quick sessions of vigorous stair climbing, separated by a few hours of recovery, can improve cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage
A recent study has linked central obesity to shrinkage in certain parts of the brain. The question now is whether obesity causes brain shrinkage. (Medical News Today)

Our guide to the Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet focuses on whole foods and includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Learn about the benefits and see a sample meal plan here. (Medical News Today)

Intermittent fasting boosts health by strengthening daily rhythms
A new study explores the impact of fasting on our daily rhythms. The authors conclude that fasting may protect health by boosting cyclic gene expression. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of oregano oil?
Oregano oil is a concentrated liquid that contains two main compounds: carvacrol and thymol. This oil is not as concentrated as oregano essential oil. The compounds have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Learn about the possible benefits here. (Medical News Today)

How to burn more fat naturally
Losing weight requires a person to eat fewer calories than their body burns. This typically involves eating less and exercising more. However, some foods and supplements may stimulate the metabolism to naturally burn more fat. Learn more about natural fat burners here. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can halve heart attack risk in healthy people
New research shows that high cardiorespiratory fitness cuts the risk of heart attack in half among healthy people with no history of heart disease. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of oatmeal?
Oatmeal is a popular breakfast food because it is high in protein and dietary fiber. In this article, learn about the benefits of oatmeal and how to make it. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of xylitol?
Xylitol has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an attractive sweetener for people with diabetes and those trying to lose weight. Some research suggests that it may also have benefits for dental health and ear infections, as well as antioxidant properties. Learn more about xylitol here. (Medical News Today)

What foods help burn fat?
Foods that help people burn fat include split peas, chili peppers, coconut oil, and oily fish. Learn more about the best foods for burning fat, and how to add them to the diet, here. (Medical News Today)

Does this common food additive stop us exercising?
New research, conducted in both mice and humans, finds a strong link between the consumption of phosphate and reduced levels of physical activity. (Medical News Today)

20 ways to lose weight safely
Fad diets and rapid weight loss can be unsafe and often lead to people regaining the weight later on. In this article, learn how to lose weight safely by making long-term lifestyle changes. (Medical News Today)

Does L-theanine have health benefits?
L-theanine is a natural compound that is present in green tea and black tea. In this article, we look at the potential health benefits and risks of L-theanine as well as its dosage. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if you have a femoral hernia
A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Symptoms include a lump and sometimes pain in the area. Diagnosis may include imaging tests, and there can be complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?
Many people have misconceptions about type 2 diabetes. In this article, we discuss five of the common myths surrounding this condition and provide the truths. (Medical News Today)

Can the Isagenix diet help you lose weight?
The Isagenix diet is a weight loss system that involves eating Isagenix products for 30 days. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, safety, and evidence behind the Isagenix diet. (Medical News Today)

Artificial sweeteners make 'no difference' to health
According to a recent meta-analysis, non-sugar sweeteners make little or no difference to health outcomes, including weight loss, diabetes risk, and BMI. (Medical News Today)

A guide to eating a balanced diet
A balanced diet fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs and includes foods from the five essential food groups. Learn more about building a healthful, balanced diet here. (Medical News Today)

Does Hydroxycut work for weight loss?
Hydroxycut is a weight loss supplement that contains caffeine, as well as other extracts and minerals. In this article, find out whether it is effective and learn about the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

What are the most filling foods?
Certain foods make people feel full for longer, which may help with calorie consumption. These foods include eggs, nuts, and pulses. Learn more about the most filling foods to eat here. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness 'has huge potential' as a weight loss strategy
New evidence supports the idea that mindfulness techniques can enhance and facilitate weight loss efforts by encouraging better eating habits. (Medical News Today)

Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell
A recent review investigates the surprising links between the sense of smell and obesity risk. The findings have implications for future treatments. (Medical News Today)

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