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  • n  a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
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  • 7 Dangerous Myths About Weight Loss
    Eating a little less and exercising a little more, over the long term, won’t produce large, long-term weight changes. For a half century, experts have talked about the 3,500-kilocalorie (kilocalories are what we call “calories” in everyday speech). That means for every 3,500 calories you burn or don’t consume, you lose a pound. But this rule was derived from short-term studies. More recent data ...
    July 11, 2013 - Forbes

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