Tag Archives: obesity

Are diet soft drinks bad for you?

ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2012) — A new study finds a potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and the risk of vascular events. Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increased risk … Continue reading

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Processed, red meat linked to diabetes

Skip the hot dogs, hold the bacon and forget the sausage. Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, a large study shows. Harvard School of Public Health researchers analyzed dietary-intake data from more … Continue reading

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Junk food comprises nearly one-third of calories in american diet

According to a large national survey, nutrient-poor food (or “junk food”) is responsible for almost 30% of the calories in an average American diet. Research out of the University of California, Berkeley reveals that nearly a third of American’s calories … Continue reading

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Energy expenditure is reduced by sleep deprivation – a possible link to obesity

A new study shows that total sleep deprivation reduces energy expenditure and may partly explain the connection between poor sleep and an increased risk of obesity. Observational and epidemiologic evidence has shown that chronic deficits in sleep are related to … Continue reading

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Greater levels of some antioxidants associated with lower risk of metabolic syndrome

A report published online on March 30, 2011 in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the results of a large study of adult Americans which found a lower risk of metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors that increase the risk … Continue reading

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Blueberries inhibit fat cell production

Blueberries may confer an inhibitory effect on the development of adipocytes (fat cells) according to research presented at the Experimental Biology 2011 meeting in Washington, DC on April, 2011. Texas Woman’s University graduate student Shiwani Moghe, MS reported the results … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s ice cream tip…..

I love Jamie Oliver and the work he does to combat obesity. Here’s a little tidbit you may not have known about vanilla ice cream. Seriously, check this out….

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Obesity damages our brains as well as our bodies

Obesity is not only bad for our bodies, but being overweight appears also to diminish our brain’s ability to think, remember and reason, Science News reported. Researchers from Kent State University in Ohio tested the cognitive functions of obese volunteers … Continue reading

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Lack of sleep found to be a new risk factor for colon cancer

An inadequate amount of sleep has been associated with higher risks of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and death. Now colon cancer can be added to the list. In a ground-breaking new study published in the Feb. 15, 2011 issue of … Continue reading

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Fatty liver increases risk of type 2 diabetes

Xinhua News Agency – CEIS 02-28-11 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — Individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver, researchers at Stanford University in California said. This new … Continue reading

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