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The information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and has not been verified by medical personnel. www.aboutgastro.com/

All information on this site has been edited by:
Jessica A. Lea MSc, Senior Editor
Jessica is the Senior Editor of aboutGastro. She is a graduate of University of London where she acquired her Masters in Bioinformatics. She completed her Bachelors in Biological Sciences from Cardiff University. Jessica brings with her years of extensive research experience in the health sciences.

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Knudsen, N., Laurberg, P., Rasmussen, L., Bülow, I., Perrild, H., Ovesen, L., & Jørgensen, T. (2005). Small differences in thyroid function may be important for body mass index and the occurrence of obesity in the population. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 90(7), 4019. Retrieved from jcem.endojournals.org/content/90/7/4019.short
How to improve thyroid function. (n.d.). Retrieved from thenaturalhealthplace.com/Articles/ThyroidFunction.html

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Experts all agree that calorie restriction is how humans lose weight. Where the diet and nutrition experts begin to disagree is in the suggestion that restricting fruit and starch consumption after 2 p.m. will help keep the body from storing its calories as fat. Most experts in this field, with supporting studies, have concluded that it doesn’t matter what time of day food is consumed nor what type of food it is, the body will use or store the calories accordingly.

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