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March 6, 2013

3,500 Calories Equal A Pound Of Fat?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The formula comes from a simple truth: there are 3,500 calories in a pound of human fat, explains Dr. Donald Hensrud, chair of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic and medical editor-in-chief of¬†The Mayo Clinic Diet. But diet and exercise¬†cause the body to lose lean tissue and water along with fat, making it unlikely that […]

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