Obesity

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Banning “Supersized” Sodas Is Not the Way to Solve Obesity

…establishments could no longer serve sodas that are larger than 16 ounces. One medical expert testified that large, sugar-laden sodas contribute to the obesity and diabetes crisis in our country. I agree. But creating a new law to ban the sale of large-sized sodas isn’t the answer. If they’re going to…

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Diabetes and Obesity

…to a rise in blood sugar. The pancreas responds by churning out more insulin, and the net result is elevated levels of both glucose and insulin. Obesity throws fuel on the fire. Adipose tissue (fat), especially in the abdominal area, releases fatty acids that impair beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Habits That Will Pack on the Pounds

We hear a lot about the obesity epidemic these days, and with good reason. Over the last three decades, the obesity epidemic in America has risen significantly. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the number of obese adult Americans is now equal to the percentage who are merely overweight—at 34…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Stop Storing Fat

To overcome the obesity epidemic and achieve real, healthy weight loss, you need to stop storing fat. One of the easiest ways to achieve healthy weight loss is to cut out unhealthy fats and eat the right types of dietary fat instead. Why? First, of the three types of energy-yielding nutrients (proteins…

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The Obesity Epidemic Linked to Higher Pain

…"big bucks" off the obesity epidemic in America... Newly presented research at the EFIC Congress in Hamburg, Germany—a pain research organization—showed that obese people experience significantly higher levels of pain than those who are normal weight. In one study involving obese rats, the researchers…

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Why Americans are Supersized

…for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity epidemic is more serious than ever: The percentage of adults over age 20 who are obese and the percentage of adults who are merely overweight (not obese) are now equal—at 34 percent each! Not only is that obesity statistic frightening, if you do the math…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Surround Yourself With Support

…could be affecting your likelihood of becoming obese. In fact, researchers found that overweight people have the potential to create a ripple effect among their friends and family that are not overweight. Specifically, researchers found that obesity rate is affected by three factors: * Personal contact…

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Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

…by alcohol or a virus but by obesity and insulin resistance. Hence, many people living with diabetes are affected by it. In fact, at least half of all people with type 2 diabetes have it, as do up to three-quarters of obese people and 90 percent of the morbidly obese. Although nonalcoholic fatty liver…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…and other inflammatory bowel diseases. * Obesity. Research suggests that probiotics may help fight the battle of the bulge. The bacteria that reside in your intestinal tract are involved in nutrient uptake and energy regulation. Studies reveal that in obese humans and animals, these bacteria extract…

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Diabetes and Weight

…healthy weight. One of the most significant risk factors for type 2 diabetes is obesity. Statistics show that 90 percent of all people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. In fact, the link between diabetes and obesity is so strong that it’s led to the coining of a new term, diabesity. Where you store…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

…America. 4 Natural Treatments for Arthritis * Lose weight. Obesity does a number on the joints. Every 10 pounds of extra weight loads an additional 30–60 pounds of force on your knees when you walk. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, obesity even increases the risk of arthritis in the hands. I understand…

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Preventing Cancer Can Be As Easy As Standing Up

We’ve long known that too much sitting and not enough activity can lead to obesity and diabetes—and now we can add increased cancer risk to the list. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, nearly 50,000 new cases of breast cancer per year, and over 40,000 cases of colon cancer,…

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Dietary Sugar Intake: How to Manage It

…several online retailers. Now it’s your turn: Have you found ways to reduce or eliminate your sugar intake? You May Also Be Interested In: * The Obesity Epidemic: Habits That Will Pack on the Pounds * Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal obesity. Research has shown that vitamin D blood levels are inversely associated with excess weight and abdominal obesity. That is, the lower the blood level of vitamin D the more likely a person is to carry excess…

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Metabolic Syndrome

…-1980s by Stanford University researcher Gerald Reaven, MD, metabolic syndrome, initially called syndrome X, is a cluster of disorders that includes obesity, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol (often referred to as “good” cholesterol since it ushers excess cholesterol out…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…for type 2 diabetes. * A high coffee intake reduces the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—another common condition found in people with obesity and diabetes. Heart Health Benefits of Coffee and Caffeine * Antioxidants and other compounds in coffee have positive effects on inflammation, platelet…

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Probiotics for Weight Loss?

…bacteria that reside in your intestinal tract, known as the gut microbiota, are involved in nutrient uptake and energy regulation. Studies show that in obese humans and animals, the microbiota extract and absorb more calories from food and store them in fat cells. Research on Probiotics for Weight Loss In…

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Health Benefits of Fiber Include Weight Loss

…overweight or obese, as are a third of our children. Unfortunately, our appetite for calorie-laden foods may be exceeded only by our susceptibility to fad diets that promise quick weight loss. Folks, these weight loss diets and magical fat-burning foods are not solutions to our epidemic of obesity. If you…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 If you are living with diabetes, you should know that the health of your liver may be at risk. People with diabetes, especially those who are obese, are at particular risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress to serious scarring of the liver. Therefore, I suggest that…

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