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Quicker Dementia Linked to Obesity and Heart Disease

Quicker Dementia Linked to Obesity and Heart Disease

Obesity, along with the diabetes and heart disease that often accompany it, can quicken the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a series of four recent studies, which also point to the importance of adopting practices aimed at early prevention of brain ills.  &n... Read More


Obese Don't Lose Weight Even After Health Breakdowns

Obese Don't Lose Weight Even After Health Breakdowns

Smoking and obesity are two of the biggest risk factors for chronic and deadly diseases. So it would seem that if a smoker or an obese person suffered a heart attack or stroke, or was diagnosed with lung disease, cancer or diabetes, he would quit smoking or lose a lot of weight – fast. ... Read More


For Obese, Losing a Little Helps a Lot

For Obese, Losing a Little Helps a Lot

If obese people lose even a moderate amount of weight, their risk of developing serious health problems, especially heart disease, is dramatically lowered, according to a recent study.     The research, done by doctors at the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Hous... Read More


Another Five Predictors of Long Life

Another Five Predictors of Long Life

Being conscious of fat and sugar in your diet, and working out at the gym, may seem like the keys to a long and healthy life. But you may easily tire of calorie counting and workouts. It seems the real signs of whether you will be blessed with considerable longevity is if you've adopted certa... Read More


Healthy Feet Incompatible With Fat

Healthy Feet Incompatible With Fat

Obesity can lead to foot amputations, warns a podiatry organization in Australia. This is "particularly [true of] those patients who have diabetes, because they can lose feeling in their feet and sustain injuries, which can get infected and sometimes require amputation," said Brenden Brown, v... Read More


Seven Breakthrough Strategies for Weight Loss

Seven Breakthrough Strategies for Weight Loss

Sixty-six percent of Americans are overweight, and 32 percent are obese, so many citizens have now gotten serious about losing weight. But many times a dieter or exerciser can hit a weight-loss plateau that's seemingly impossible to get beyond. Therefore, here follows seven areas to focus on ... Read More


8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

Exercise may not halt the aging process, but mounting evidence suggests people who stay active can slow its effects. The latest issue of Mayo Clinic Women's Healthsource offers 8 benefits to regular exercise. It Provides Energy: Feeling tired and lethargic is largely a result of being inactiv... Read More


For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

In America, it is estimated that 45 percent of women and 30 percent of men diet to lose weight. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Hypertension and led by David Gutterman has found low-carbohydrate diets to be significantly higher in total grams of fat, protein, dietary chole... Read More


Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

Emily Loewenstein is one energetic weight watchers instructor. She has reason to be: she lost 70 pounds on the program. Tom Pimpinelli has also had tremendous success losing weight. I did very well. Two pounds a week. I dropped from 268, my lowest was 214 or 212, says Tom. Tom and Emily are... Read More



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