Strategies for Healthy Weight Loss: From Vitamin C to the Glycemic Response

  title={Strategies for Healthy Weight Loss: From Vitamin C to the Glycemic Response},
  author={Carol S. Johnston},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  pages={158 - 165}
  • C. Johnston
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Abstract America is experiencing a major obesity epidemic. The ramifications of this epidemic are immense since obesity is associated with chronic metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and heart disease. Reduced physical activity and/or increased energy intakes are important factors in this epidemic. Additionally, a genetic susceptibility to obesity is associated with gene polymorphisms affecting biochemical pathways that regulate fat oxidation, energy expenditure… 

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