More Evidence that Low Carb Diets Improve Cholesterol and Lipid Profiles

Posted October 22, 2012 by

It is estimated that one out of every three people in the United States is overweight, and two out of every three is obese.  This trend toward overweight and obesity is not confined to America, and the world in general has seen an increase in the problem.  Obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, [...]

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High Carb Diets Are Associated with Early Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Dementia

Posted October 19, 2012 by

Mild cognitive impairment is the decline of mental function that goes beyond what would be expected based upon the age and education of an individual. This type of cognitive decline does not interfere with the regular activities of daily living. Mild cognitive impairment is usually diagnosed when there is evidence of memory impairment, preservation of [...]

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Skipping Breakfast Leads to Unhealthy Food Choices and Obesity

Posted October 18, 2012 by

Obesity continues to be an increasingly prevalent problem throughout the world.  It is predicted that the obesity epidemic will continue to worsen unless major interventions are implemented.  In the United States, it is estimated that one third of the population is obese while two thirds of the population is overweight, based upon body mass index.  [...]

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Obesity Causes Low Testosterone Levels in Teenage Boys

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Childhood obesity has become much more prevalent in today’s society.  The rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled since the early 1970s.  Since obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, we have also witnessed the rate of childhood type 2 diabetes increase as well.  Childhood obesity is also associated with several other disorder [...]

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Sleep Deprivation Causes Impaired Insulin Signaling and Leads to Prediabetes

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Obtaining the proper duration and quality of sleep is important for the normal functioning of the human body and mind.  Sleep is well known to be integral in the function of the central nervous system and influences memory formation and the learning process.  Less intuitively, sleep has been found to impact several metabolic states.  Epidemiological [...]

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Vitamin D Supplements Cause Fat Loss In Women

Posted October 15, 2012 by

Obesity can be thought of as an imbalance of energy metabolism in which excess energy is stored in fat cells.  Along with the imbalance in energy metabolism, there are other metabolic abnormalities that are associated with obesity.  Obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.  In addition, obesity can be associated [...]

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Candy Placed at the Checkout Register Contributes to the Obesity Epidemic

Posted October 11, 2012 by

Obesity has become a problem in the United States and around the world.  The number of people that are overweight and obese has steadily increased since the middle of the 20th century.  Prior to this, obesity was rarely seen and almost never caused health problems. The world’s population has continued to grow as a result [...]

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Brisk Walking Decreases the Risk of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

Posted October 9, 2012 by

Physical activity and regular exercise have many health benefits including physical fitness, increased cardiovascular endurance, and improved muscle and bone strength.  Regular exercise also contributes to a more restful night’s sleep, and has been shown to decrease stress hormones in the body.  In addition, regular exercise has been shown to delay the onset of chronic [...]

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids Decrease Inflammation in Obesity

Posted October 8, 2012 by
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Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation, which has been shown to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and other obesity related disorders.  Chronic inflammation is increasingly being recognized as contributing to the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke.  Chronic inflammation results in vascular injury and accelerates the atherosclerotic process which [...]

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Teenage Obesity is Associated with Increased Prescription Medication Use

Posted October 5, 2012 by

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States and throughout the world.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that 17 percent of children are obese.  In Canada, it is estimated that 26 percent of children are overweight and 8 percent are obese.  Childhood obesity can cause numerous mental and physical [...]

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