Monthly Archives: October 2013

Adolescent Weight Gain Linked To Future Diabetes

Weight gain and obesity are linked with a wide range of conditions and diseases. A new study shows that the timing of weight gain may also play a role in the risk of diabetes. Researchers found that weight gain that occurred during the teens and early 20s was associated with increased risk of diabetes in […]

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To Fry, Or Steam?

It is common knowledge that vegetables are healthy, and that most people do not consume enough in their diet. For those people who do eat vegetables on a regular basis, there is often confusion as to the healthiest method of cooking.  Some experts recommend eating everything raw, while other studies show that cooking may increase […]

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Exercise is Key to Women over 50’s Weight Satisfaction

Exercise is Key to Women Over 50 Weight Satisfaction The majority of women are concerned abou their appearance, starting as early as kindergarten and continuing until their 50s and older.  Due to the media and fashion magazines, women are often focused on their appearance and may have poor body images. According to a recent study […]

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One-Third of Americans are Obese

Obesity is common and costly in the United States, with annual medical costs about $147 billion dollars per year.  According to the Society of Actuaries, the combination of health costs plus loss of productivity due to obesity was actually $270 billion a year.  The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released its 2012 statistics, […]

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Beware of Taking Over the Counter Herbals

The supplement industry is booming.  Tons of different products are offered in supermarkets and health food stores, and it is difficult to know which products to purchase.  The supplement industry is  not regulated by the federal government, and often consumers do not know if what they are taking is acutally on the label. A new […]

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