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Blog Entries Tagged as obesity

  • Jan
  • 7

What Our Growing Girth Is Costing Us

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According to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute , nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese. That’s almost two and a half times the number of humans worldwide who are undernourished. And, say the report’s authors, unless we do something soon to change the current trajectory, almost half of the world’s adults will be …

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  • May
  • 21

Are You Suffering From Crestor Complacency?

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Let’s have a show of hands: Have you ever heard people brag about how they don’t have high cholesterol but fail to mention that it’s because they are on drugs to lower their cholesterol? It turns out that this state of denial isn’t just an occasional cocktail party conversation annoyance—it’s a bona fide trend, according to a …

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  • May
  • 23

A Proven Method of ‘Girth Control’

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You probably don’t need anyone to tell you that Americans are losing the battle of the bulge. Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, and obesity rates among children have tripled in the past 30 years. The problem is so alarming that earlier this year, a nonprofit group called Mission: Readiness, fronted by senior retired military …

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  • Aug
  • 28

Saving Someone Else’s Life—and Your Own!

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Most of us know that being overweight can contribute to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other health problems, but here’s something that you might not know: Not only does obesity reduce your quality and length of life, it can also reduce your chances of saving a loved one’s life.

According to The New York Times , many potential organ donors …

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  • Nov
  • 1

Weight Loss ‘Secrets’ for the Young and Old

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A new study shows that vegans of all ages tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) and are generally leaner than their meat-eating counterparts. People who eat eggs and dairy products—but not meat—frequently have higher BMIs than vegans do, while meat-eaters have the highest average BMIs of all!

It’s no big surprise, really. No one—young or old—is going …

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  • Mar
  • 3

Pet Obesity: the Spreading Epidemic

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Everyone knows that obesity is an alarming and growing problem for people living in the United States. But did you know that the epidemic is also spreading among our animal companions? The Huffington Post reports findings by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention indicating that one-fifth of dogs and cats in the U.S. are obese.Obesity in humans increases the risk of acquiring various diseases, …

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