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2009-05-05 12:33:33

Moderate calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism, whereas moderate weight loss affects muscle, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. In addition, researchers found that short-term calorie restriction (CR) with a low-carbohydrate diet caused a greater change in liver fat content and metabolic function than short-term CR with a high-carbohydrate...

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2009-02-06 14:35:32

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals. Weight loss may not be a new miracle pill or a fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for sufferers of OSA both because of its short- and...

2008-08-25 12:00:21

By Marc Horne A LEADING weight-loss plan is merely a "profiteering starvation diet" which could cause serious health problems, one of the country's leading nutritionists has warned. More than 100,000 people across the UK have signed up for the liquid-based LighterLife programme, which involves obese dieters consuming just 530 calories a day for three months at a time. Professor Mike Lean, head of human nutrition at Glasgow University, claims the scheme takes advantage of vulnerable...

2008-07-26 03:00:18

If you visit New York City these days, you'll notice that major chain restaurants are complying with a new ordinance requiring the posting of calorie counts on menu items. Visitors to the city might be surprised to see the calorie counts on some of these meals. A chicken fajita omelette at IHOP, for instance, has 1,360 calories. The Food and Drug Administration's recommended daily calorie intakes for adults run from 1,600 to 2,800 a day. Given the fatty menus at many chain restaurants,...

2008-07-18 21:00:14

By Daily Breezeial If you visit New York City these days, you'll notice that major chain restaurants are complying with a new ordinance requiring the posting of calorie counts on menu items. Visitors to the city may be surprised to see just how high the calorie counts on some of these meals are. A chicken fajita omelette at IHOP, for instance, weighs in at 1,360 calories. According to the Food and Drug Administration, recommended daily calorie intakes for adults run from 1,600 calories a...

2006-04-04 17:40:55

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A preliminary study in human suggests that reducing calories may well extend life, researchers report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. "A lot of evidence already exists to suggest that calorie restriction increases maximum life span in several animal species. However, there hasn't been any proof of it being the case in humans," co-author Dr. Eric Ravussin, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge,...

2006-01-20 13:17:42

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sticking to a low-calorie diet over the long term slows the decline in heart function that normally occurs with aging, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "This paper is important because it is the first study in humans that strongly suggests that calorie restriction may delay primary aging," Dr. Luigi Fontana said in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. Calorie restriction has previously been...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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