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Amazon Fruit Prevented Obesity In Overfed Mammals

Amazon Fruit Prevented Obesity In Overfed Mammals

Scientists are always looking for the most perfect, most exotic superfood that will do away with our belly fat woes. Have they found the holy grail hiding in the Amazon? Before we blame all obesity on “overfed” overeaters, it’s important to remember that another factor in the obesity epidemic is the uninhibited unleashing of chemicals and […]

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Obesity is a social thing: Study finds health habits are “contagious” and highly influenced by social groups

Living in communities with high obesity rates may result in the eventual onset of excess weight, a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics revealed. The findings demonstrated that obesity can be contagious and that exposure to communities with high obesity rates could be detrimental especially among children and teens. The study was carried out by a team of researchers […]

Study Shows Why It Is So Important to Maintain a Steady Weight

Study Shows Why It Is So Important to Maintain a Steady Weight

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how easy it is to gain a few pounds – or how difficult it can be to lose it! Five pounds might seem like little more than a nuisance, but a recent study indicates that packing on just a few pounds can increase your chances of developing heart failure. [1] A […]

Obesity? Heart Disease? Diabetes? Cancer? Maybe it’s not your genes–it’s your lifestyle

Obesity? Heart Disease? Diabetes? Cancer? Maybe it’s not your genes–it’s your lifestyle

For so long, we’ve been conditioned to think our genes are rigid and unchangeable; and they alone define our health and longevity. We expect the chronic disease to be treated like the common cold. Take a pill and go back to work. You can’t fix obesity or diabetes with a pill; some pills (like statin […]

ginger-obesity

Review Finds That Ginger Does Have Positive Effect On Obesity

By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze Do you ever hear things like “drink lemon water to lose weight” and wonder if stuff like that is really true? Ginger’s effects on cancers like leukemia are stoking interest in both the scientific community and with consumers, but what about obesity and metabolic syndrome? You may be tempted to think […]

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New Study: Standard American Diet Causes Nearly Half of All Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes

By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World It should come as no surprise that our diet plays a critical role in our health and longevity, but the sheer level of influence may come as a shock to you. A new study published in the March 7 issue of JAMA found that poor diet is responsible […]

Obesity in the USA

Increasing sedentarism and obesity in Western nations threaten to collapse welfare states

Seems a strange way to approach the topic of obesity. But this is based on an article by the UK online newspaper The Telegraph, and there is more of a welfare state concern there than here in the USA. The welfare system carries the load of medical costs for everyone in England. Each country within […]

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 percent of the global population, are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide.1 In the US, nearly one in five deaths is now associated with obesity. That obesity factors into your mortality risk isn’t so surprising […]

Dolphin Study Suggests Saturated Fat Could Help Prevent Diabetes

Dolphin Study Suggests Saturated Fat Could Help Prevent Diabetes

Foods high in saturated fats have been demonized for some time now, with high intake linked to heart disease and a variety of other health conditions, including obesity. But slowly we seem to be realizing that perhaps their “unhealthy” label has been prematurely and unfairly slapped on, and avoiding them could actually be leading to […]

Achieve Independent Health With Your Optimized Nutrition Plan: Getting Started

Achieve Independent Health With Your Optimized Nutrition Plan: Getting Started

Welcome to the condensed version of my nutrition plan that can have a powerful and dramatic influence on your ability to achieve optimal health. My program comes from decades of experience in which I have researched extensively, conferred with my professional colleagues, and most importantly, successfully treated tens of thousands of patients. Many are struggling […]