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?

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.

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

New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

Want To Screw Up Your Fat Metabolism? Sleep Like An American

In a fascinating study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, sleep restriction was once again shown to have remarkably negative affect on humans. In this case, only a few days of sleep restriction affected how full participants felt after eating, along with altering fat metabolism. A full night of recovery sleep wasn’t enough to reverse… Continue reading Want To Screw Up Your Fat Metabolism? Sleep Like An American

Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day

The ketogenic diet is both popular and controversial. It’s proponents and those following it swear it provides a myriad of benefits. The claims include easy weight loss, improved joint health, better energy, better mood and even improved brain function and cognition. Detractors point to the very high levels of fat intake required to pursue the… Continue reading Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day

Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet

New research from the University of Copenhagen has shown that the conventional wisdom around nutritional therapies for type 2 diabetics may not be so wise after all. The study, part of CutDM, funded in part by a DKK 4 million grant from Arla Food for Health, involved 28 patients who were studied over 12 weeks.… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet

Weight Loss Plateaus and Rebound Weight Gain Solved by Science?

Has science found a way to overcome one of the most mysterious – and frustrating – challenges facing those seeking weight loss? It’s a frustration expressed by millions of “losers” around the world. After losing weight, why does it so often find its way back? Conventional wisdom says people often get less compliant with their… Continue reading Weight Loss Plateaus and Rebound Weight Gain Solved by Science?

Wide Variety, Large Quantities of Snack Foods Are Driving Childhood Obesity

Another study has confirmed what most parents already know innately. If you offer children a wide variety and large quantities of tasty, less-than-healthy snack foods, they will eat a lot of those foods – and get fat! There are a couple of interesting thing about this study, however. First, it focused on snack foods and… Continue reading Wide Variety, Large Quantities of Snack Foods Are Driving Childhood Obesity