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Carbs are not necessarily fattening as many studies comparing low carb diets to one recommended by the FDA with a higher calorie content going to carbs, have found negligible differences in fat loss. Of course, there is another side to the story. The synthesis of adipose tissue is regulated by the level of sugar in the blood, or rather the level of insulin....


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A calorie is a measure of heat given off by burning a substance. This article shows the origin of the term in the context of nutrition https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/136/12/2957/4663943 One of the earlier uses of the term in a physiological metabolic context, as apposed to a physics context, was in a paper by a German scientist named J. R. Mayer. The ...


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This is probably a bit of both. By this, I mean that ethanol does contain calories, 7 kcal per gram of alcohol. Fat is 9 kcal/g, carbs and protein are 4 kcal/g. It is also possible that the nutrition label itself is calculated incorrectly, probably by mistake. If you're really bothered by the discrepancy, you could reach out to the company. Likewise, ...


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Any answer to this type of question is going to be constrained by two basic laws of physics, which are conservation of mass and conservation of energy. Conservation of mass tells us that any weight you gain or lose is going to be equal to the difference between the mass you take in and the mass you excrete. Furthermore, the body doesn't transmute one ...


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