Is Obesity Killing You Faster?

Obesity puts you at risk for a variety of life-altering or life-threatening conditions and diseases. These include cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, decreased cognition and a weak immune system. These are all common “side effects” of aging, too. Is obesity just accelerated or premature aging?

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A Short Guide to Higher Heart Disease Risk For Women

Ask just about any woman if she’d like a higher risk of heart disease and you can predict the answer. Of course not, who would? Quite a few women, if their behavior is any indication. Here is a very short guide to getting a sicker heart for women.

A Formula For Making Fat Preschoolers

Obesity – especially childhood obesity – is a hot topic in America. For many parents, it is a horrifying specter haunting their children as they grow. While many dietary plans may help them grow healthy, lean and strong, there’s one surefire way to make sure they become obese.

How To Defend Against Overeating

When it comes to weight loss diets and exercise, science seems confused. Should you exercise when trying to lose weight on a reduced-calorie diet? How intensely? Skip the exercise entirely? Should you focus on output (how many calories you burn) instead of restricting calories? Should you bag the whole idea and go get a pizza?… Continue reading How To Defend Against Overeating

Adulthood May Be Bad For Your Waistline And Health

If you’re still in college or even high school, you may not realize how good you have it right now. Apparently, “adulting” is bad for your waistline – and your health. According to researchers at the University of Cambridge, leaving school and getting a job causes people to reduce their physical activity, leading to weight… Continue reading Adulthood May Be Bad For Your Waistline And Health

Lower Risk of Obesity and Overweight For Kids Who Drink Whole Milk

This study is interesting, if not conclusive. Meta-analyses lack a clear indication of cause and effect. For that reason, they are not the ultimate scientific research tool. That being said, when a systematic review and meta-analysis reviews 28 studies from seven different countries and involves more than 21,000 kids between the ages of 1 and… Continue reading Lower Risk of Obesity and Overweight For Kids Who Drink Whole Milk

Pregnant And Obese? Your Son’s IQ And Development Will Suffer

We all want to give our children every advantage in life. Good health is crucial. We want our children to grow up strong and healthy. Positive emotional health is important, too. We want them to be well-adjusted and ready to take on the challenges of life. Of course, when it comes to taking on life’s… Continue reading Pregnant And Obese? Your Son’s IQ And Development Will Suffer

Beat Obesity and Diabetes With Avocados: Study

Your guacamole may hold the key to managing obesity and helping delay or prevent diabetes, according to a new study by a University of Guelph research team. For the first time, researchers led by Prof. Paul Spagnuolo have shown how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes.… Continue reading Beat Obesity and Diabetes With Avocados: Study

Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria

Childhood obesity has been an emotionally charged, near panic-inducing topic in the US and beyond for decades. New programs are repeatedly thrown at the issue in the hopes of “stemming the tide” of childhood obesity. Public policy on the issue has committed tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. In the media, in schools and even… Continue reading Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria