Category Archives: obesity

Do you like sugary drinks?

Sugar-sweetened beverages are now linked with a 27% increase in visceral adipose tissue, (meaning fat).  Also, sugar-sweetened drinks are linked with cardiovascular diasease and type 2 diabetes.  There is a growing body (…pun intended!) of literature showing that these beverages … Continue reading

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Homemade meals even better!

Another reason to cook a homemade meal… lower risk of type 2 diabetes!  How fantastic is that?! A long-term prospective study of nearly 100,000 health care professionals showed that those who ate an average of 11-14 home-prepared lunches and dinners … Continue reading

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Do obese children get more joint injuries?

Do we need a study to evaluate this?   Apparently so.  And, yes!  Overweight children are 18% more likely to have lower extremity injuries compared to normal weight children.  The risk increases to 24% in obese children and 34% more likely … Continue reading

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Mindless weight loss

This would be great, right?  Well, if you use the following rules, then you will mindlessly eat less and may lose weight. keep kitchen counters clear.  The only exception is you can keep a bowl of fruit in sight.  There should … Continue reading

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Five health numbers YOU should know!

New Years’ Resolutions are still on our minds and a common resolution is to be healthier.  At times it feels like managing our health is a numbers game: watching our weight, counting calories, tracking exercise regimens.  Below are five numbers … Continue reading

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Resolutions? These apps may help you achieve yours.

There are tens of thousands of health-related apps on smartphones.  Some make the smartphone into a type of health-related equipment and others help you manage health-related issues. I’ll review some of those that help you with issues. MediSafe: This is … Continue reading

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Obese mothers pass on risk to their babies

New known fact: Children of obese women died earlier and had more heart problems later in life than those of normal weight mothers. The offspring’s risk of death from any cause was 35% higher than individuals born to normal weight … Continue reading

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