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    1. Mike

      Deep Belly Fat Linked to Intestinal Cancer

      A new study finds that visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer. The research is published in Cancer Prevention Research. Prior research has shown that obesity markedly increases the likelihood of being diagnosed with and dying from...
    2. Jacob

      Overweight Kids on More Medications

      According to new research from Canada, overweight children aged 12 to 19 are 59 per cent more likely than normal-weight kids to take prescription medication Overweight children are far more likely to take prescription medications than children of a normal weight—a trend that adds to already higher health-care costs for...
    3. nm

      Small Amounts of Exercise Boost Overweight Teens

      Being obese at any age is commonly associated with a litany of health issues, ranging from diabetes and chronic fatigue to heart complications. Overweight adolescents are also at an increased risk of body dissatisfaction, social alienation and low self esteem. Throw Away the Scale “The first thing I tell teens...
    4. nmexpert

      Those Sugar High Drinks Linked Genetic Risk of Obesity

      You Are What You Eat and Drink Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity. The study reinforces the view that environmental and genetic...
    5. Mike

      Mom’s Good Diet Lowers Baby’s Obesity Risk

      Eating well during pregnancy reduces baby’s obesity risk regardless of mom’s size New research in The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal suggests that a protein called SIRT1 responds to excess fat calories in pregnancy by rewriting the code leading to infants with fatty-livers and eventual obesity “We...
    6. Jacob

      BPA Linked to Childhood Obesity

      Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., of the NYU School of Medicine, New York City, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing. “In the U.S. population, exposure is nearly ubiquitous, with 92.6 percent of persons 6 years or older identified in the 2003-2004 National Health and...
    7. nm

      Exercise and Lower Motivation for Food

      It is commonly assumed that you can “work up an appetite” with a vigorous workout. Turns out that theory may not be completely accurate – at least immediately following exercise. Professors James LeCheminant and Michael Larson measured the neural activity of 35 women while they viewed food images, both following...
    8. nm

      Why are Fructose Sweeteners so Fattening?

      Answer in the Brain Dr Jonathan Purnell For decades health advocates have been warning ofthe dangers of fructose sweeteners in processed foods. Many experts find a direct link between the explosion of these sweeteners in processed foods, and the consumption of processed foods, and the growing obesity epidemic. Research at...
    9. nm

      Obesity Drug Contrave Rejected By FDA for Heart Risks

      Drugs are not substitute for naturally managing one’s health. However, with the wide spread obesity epidemic and its enormous cost to in dollars and lives, drugs may be a needed part of the solution for decades as people better understand the need for a natural remedy of better diets and...
    10. nm

      Global obesity rates are doubling: New worldwide study – Examiner.com

      USA Today Global obesity rates are doubling: New worldwide studyExaminer.comObesity sa chronic metabolic disease in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a detrimental effect on human life expectancy, leading to multiple health problems:metabolic syndrome, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, …Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide...
    11. nm

      Whey Protein May Help Fight Fat

      According to a study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, whey commonly used as a protein supplementation may improve blood lipid profiles and reduce liver fat by as much as 20 percent. For the study, “Eleven obese women received a 60 grams a day of whey protein supplement for 4-weeks”...
    12. nm

      Childhood Obesity is in the Lifestyle not the Genes

      A study from the University of Michigan investigated whether some children are genetically tuned to be overweight, or is lifestyle to blame for childhood obesity? The question is important because the obesity rate among U.S. children ages 6 to 11 has increased from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent...
    13. nm

      Reduce Empty Calories Eaten by Kids

      THere are over 23 million children and adolescents in the US that are overweight or obese. Besides the personal cost, this leads to the increasing risk for many chronic diseases, according to research from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The article looks at the diet of American youth...
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