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Natural “exercise” hormone transforms fat cells

June 5, 2012

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July 28, 2012

True, but study after study has only found a behavioral link to exercise and weight loss, not a causative one, and maintaining a level of intensity necessary to burn significant calories over time is beyond most people in terms of practicality and ability.

July 28, 2012

Exercise can be a weight loss tool. I believe the reason why exercise fails for a weight loss tool for many people is that they people sometimes overcompensate by eating a lot more.Also, exercise can burn many calories. It all depends on your intensity.

June 25, 2012

I have always thought that
physical execrcise + balanced diet = perfect life.

June 19, 2012

This article is very interesting and useful for me and I’m sure many other readers also felt this. Thank you for this good information.

June 16, 2012

I am personally a diabetic patient. Reading this article was great add to my knowledge thanks for you valuable contribution Dr.

June 8, 2012

Time to go make some irisin! Thanks for the info.

Bjorn Ulv Jensen
June 8, 2012

Diabetes 2 is not tempting, but dieting must do the trick, exercising isn’t part of the lifestyle. Look to the swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen, his heart couldn’t take anymore. Some people exercise in order to avoid ponder too deeply. Not me. Not yet. Dieting must be enough. I would recommend dietary supplement.

Shannon van der Bilt
June 8, 2012

Thank you very much for this interesting article. I learned a lot from it!

Shannon van der Bilt

June 7, 2012

So you’re saying that exercise is good for me? Groundbreaking! Hah, but all humor aside, it’s pretty awesome that there are fat cells in charge of burning other fat.

Marielaina Perrone DDS
June 6, 2012

Great article. Learn something new every day. Fascinating discovery.

Marielaina Perrrone DDS

June 6, 2012

This is definetly a article i will mention to lots people especially stubborn who want to loose weight its amazing how technology has played key role in are view of diet and nutrition but back hundreds of years ago there wasn’t a epidemic of obesity so in are day in age this article is like the penicillin to the black plague of the dark ages of are day of weight issues

Dieting will always be an issue to beat because of a re large selection of sugary and salty food we are condition to eat in america

The Fat Truth
June 11, 2012

Weight issues are simply someone who consumes more calories than burns. Simple as that. Everything else is just excuses.

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