Whether slow or fast, here's how your metabolism influences how many calories you burn each day

There are some factors you can't change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.

Terezie Tolar-Peterson, Associate Professor of Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion, Mississippi State University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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Why we're so bad at counting the calories we eat, drink or burn

People worried about gaining weight over the holidays may try to estimate how many calories are in the foods they put on their plates. But it's not as easy as it looks.

Peggy Liu, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Ben L. Fryrear Faculty Fellow, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Can molecular ‘doormen’ pave way for new obesity treatments?

"The commander of this doorman makes it easier for nutrients to get in, but harder for lipids to get out."

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~2 min

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U.S. food supply has way too much processed stuff

Researchers looked at 230,156 food products sold in the US. More than 70% were ultra-processed.

Kristin Samuelson-Northwestern • futurity
July 25, 2019 ~6 min

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Calorie cuts can boost already healthy hearts

No matter your weight, cutting around 300 calories a day can boost already healthy levels of blood pressure, blood sugar, and more.

Samiha Khanna-Duke • futurity
July 12, 2019 ~3 min

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Clues from stevia promise sweetness without aftertaste

Knowing the molecular machinery that makes the stevia plant 200 times sweeter than sugar could lead to artifical sweetners without an aftertaste.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
June 17, 2019 ~4 min

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Bigger food portions make preschoolers overeat

Preschoolers don't have as much portion control as we thought, according to a study that found when little kids get more food, they eat more food over time.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
April 16, 2019 ~5 min

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Harvard researchers isolate new age-related biomarker

Harvard researchers have discovered that a novel biomarker of aging in rDNA can accurately determine an individual’s chronological and biological age. The biomarker opens new opportunities for monitoring responses to interventions and lifestyle choices.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
Feb. 14, 2019 ~5 min

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