Low Carb Diets Result In More Initial Weight Loss Compared to Low Fat and Mediterranean Diets

Posted October 4, 2012 by

There has been a steady and dramatic increase in the number of people afflicted with obesity throughout the world.  The obesity epidemic has continued at a steady rate despite recent public health campaigns.  There are several diets that can help with weight loss.   Finding a diet that allows the initial weight loss and then permits [...]

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The Link between Depression and Insomnia in Young Adults

Posted October 3, 2012 by

A study published in the journal Sleep, the journal of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, tracked the 6-year mental developments of roughly 4,500 teenagers under the age of 18 and roughly 3,500 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. Data was collected using interviews with the participants and the participants’ own self-reporting techniques. [...]

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Low Carb Ketogenic Diets Help To Keep Diabetes Under Control

Posted October 2, 2012 by

The number of individuals with type 2 diabetes continues to increase at an alarming rate.  The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has doubled over the past 30 years, and is predicted to more than double by the year 2030.  There are estimated to be 170 million people worldwide with type 2 diabetes.  The World Health [...]

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Sleep Deprivation Increases Risk of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes in Teens

Posted October 1, 2012 by

Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States and throughout the world.  The incidence of diabetes is expected to continue to grow at an alarming rate in the future.  One factor that is fueling the growing type 2 diabetes incidence is the obesity epidemic.  We have previously discussed the association between sleep deprivation and [...]

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Belly Fat Increases the Risk of Developing Diabetes in Obese Adults

Posted September 28, 2012 by

Obesity is becoming a growing problem for Americans and other people throughout the world.  Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by being associated with several conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and abnormal lipid parameters.  Individuals who are overweight and obese are more likely to develop insulin resistance, a precursor to [...]

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Why Is Belly Fat So Bad For You?

Posted September 27, 2012 by

When we gain weight, the weight is usually put on in the form of fat.  The exception to this general rule is when weight is gained in the form of muscle, usually by lifting weights or participating in other muscle building activity.  Weight that is put on as fat can be distributed to different regions [...]

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Childhood Obesity Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

Posted September 26, 2012 by

Obesity in adulthood is known to increase the risk of heart disease by contributing to the development of several metabolic disorders that are risk factors.  These obesity related cardiovascular disease risk factors include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal lipid profiles, and progressive atherosclerosis.  Along with the obesity epidemic, there have also been parallel [...]

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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic Is A National Security Threat

Posted September 25, 2012 by

The obesity epidemic is raging forward like a juggernaut without braces.  Something must be done to slow and stop this behemoth.  There is a growing childhood obesity epidemic that is paralleling the adult obesity epidemic.  Not only do dietary habits need to change, but how we view food on a fundamental level needs to change.  [...]

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Cause Weight Gain and Contribute to Obesity

Posted September 24, 2012 by

Sugar sweetened beverages have gained significant amount of media attention in recent months.  This is partly due to the proposal by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban sugar sweetened drinks that are greater than 16 ounces.  The New York City Board of Health has recently approved the proposed ban on large sized sugary [...]

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Exercise Helps Prevent Diabetes in Overweight and Obese Children

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Childhood obesity continues to be major problem in the United States and throughout the world, and can result in negative health consequences.  Childhood obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes and other obesity related disorders for children and adolescents.  These problems have previously only been seen in adults with obesity.  The childhood obesity epidemic has [...]

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