Excess Weight Increases Risk of Eleven Cancers

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Eleven Cancers

Scientists have found 11 types of cancer show a strong association with excess body fat, according to a systematic review of the literature. The strongest evidence was seen for gastric, colon, rectum, bile duct system, pancreas, breast, endometrial, ovary, kidney,...
Obesity and Teen Screen Time

Obesity and Teen Screen Time

The Center for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System collects data from grades 9-12 yearly. When looking at the self-reported data on the amount of screen time outside of school work, researchers found 20% were spending 5 plus hours per day...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

With thanksgiving to the Harvard Nutrition Source, here are 6 tips to make your holiday waistline friendly: Start with a salad to fill you up. Squeeze in some extra steps. Offer yourself and guests refreshing infused water. Serve yourself small portions and...
The Real Toll of Holiday Feasting

The Real Toll of Holiday Feasting

Researchers found it takes much longer to lose added holiday weight than to gain it! Studies done in three prosperous countries found Americans gained an average of 0.4% over the Christmas holidays, Germans 0.6%, and the Japanese 0.5%. Over Thanksgiving, Americans put...
Do Your Genes Make You Fat?

Do Your Genes Make You Fat?

Many people who are overweight or obese often blame it on their genes. In a meta-analysis of nearly 10,000 subjects, researchers from England found even those with genetic risk factors for obesity respond as well as anyone else to diet and exercise. This data strongly...
A ‘Fantastic’ Diet Plan? Really?

A ‘Fantastic’ Diet Plan? Really?

Maybe he knows something about business, but Donald Trump in his 2004 book Think Like A Billionaire, misses the mark on how to avoid weight gain: “To summarize the Mar-a-Lago Diet: It has to be served in a fantastic setting. It has to look fantastic. It has to...
Fruits and Vegetables Benefit Your Waist!

Fruits and Vegetables Benefit Your Waist!

A meta-analysis of data from three large population studies involving 133, 468 men and women followed for up to 24 years found that eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables is linked to modest weight loss. These benefits were strongest for berries, apples and...
Cancer is a Weighty Matter

Cancer is a Weighty Matter

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found growing evidence that losing weight may prevent obesity-related cancers. Those include postmenopausal breast, colorectal and esophageal cancers. The American Institute...
U.S. Dietary Report Card

U.S. Dietary Report Card

Americans are eating significantly more whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, as well as fruit, according to an analysis of NHANES data from 1999-2012. Consumption of 100% fruit juice and sugar-sweetened beverages decreased as well. However, vegetable intake did not...
Weight Loss in Obese Young Women Improves Fertility

Weight Loss in Obese Young Women Improves Fertility

A high body-mass index (BMI) combined with a sedentary lifestyle decreases the likelihood of natural conception. Dutch researchers randomized 574 infertile, obese women to a six-month lifestyle program of lowered calories and increased physical activity followed by...
“Successful” MyFitnessPal Users

“Successful” MyFitnessPal Users

MyFitnessPal, a popular smartphone app with 150 million users, has released some interesting data about “successful users” who lost weight. All users ate similar amounts of carbs, fat and protein. However, the successful ones ate 29% more dietary fiber—but...
Knee OA Pain and Weight Loss

Knee OA Pain and Weight Loss

A community-based study found a clear dose-response relationship in symptom improvement in overweight and obese people suffering with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Each subject was likely to require referral to an orthopedic surgeon for possible knee joint replacement....

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