If you were asked to think of a few adjectives to describe actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “obese” would probably not be one of them. So not surprisingly, when Yahoo! Health released an article early last year stating that Johnson was in fact “technically obese,” it took the world by storm. How could a man … Read More

Obesity is one of the most prevalent disorders in the US, affecting over a third of adults. A disease resulting largely from over-eating or an unhealthy diet, obesity occurs when excess fatty deposits build up around one’s body. As a risk factor for many other chronic diseases, it is a serious condition and a leading research topic of today. … Read More

As many people know, obesity is a widespread medical condition characterized by excess accumulation of body fat. Being obese means that you have an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, poor blood fat profile, and heart muscle disease; all of which contribute to an increased risk for a heart attack and subsequent heart failure. Although the body mass … Read More

More than one-third of the US population is considered obese. A condition that is becoming more and more common among Americans, obesity has caused national concern due to its connection to serious illnesses such as diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Recently, researchers from the University of Kentucky have discovered a genetic marker that provides new insight on the disease. … Read More

Along with the pain and joys of pregnancy comes the strange phenomenon of pregnancy cravings. Although there are hypotheses posed as to why pregnant women experience this condition, it remains a mystery as to why some women undergo these cravings while other women do not. Moreover, some women, rather than desiring a specific food, experience feelings of aversion to certain types of … Read More

We all know the various detrimental health effects that obesity can cause to our bodies, but a new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging reveals a new potentially serious threat: obesity can cause our brains to age faster than normal. The cross-sectional study, which was conducted by the Cambridge Centre for Aging and Neuroscience, … Read More

Obesity is one of the biggest global health issues of the modern age. Over-eating and lack of exercise are common causes, and people are always searching for new ways to control excess weight gain. There are numerous diets, exercise routines, medications, and other treatments meant to curb obesity. However, new research shows that we may have … Read More

Losing weight is one of the most enduring trends over the years, especially since obesity has become part of the American life. Whereas it seems like some of us have no trouble losing weight and keeping it off, others have more of a struggle. But it seems like obesity has to do more with than just the … Read More

Seventy-two million adults. This is the staggering number of adults in the US affected by an epidemic that is caused by neither a virus nor a bacterium. As many as 72 million adults in the US are affected by obesity, and the prevalence rate has been on a consistent incline since 2010. Embed from Getty Images Obesity is … Read More

About a third of the adults and children in the United States are overweight or obese. Both of these conditions can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and increased blood pressure. Obesity refers to the condition by which an individual has an excessive amount of body fat. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat this … Read More

No one can say that exercise is bad for you. But the same is not always true for pills. Wait, what? Exercise and pills? What do they have to do with each other? For those of us who love being healthy yet hate any type of physical exertion, there might be a new solution: a pill that produces the … Read More

Somewhere along the path to attaining optimal healthiness, we’ve all heard about calories—the importance of “counting calories”, the dangers of “empty calories”, and an overall fixation on this ambiguous unit that seems to have nothing to do with portion size. What is a calorie really, and how should calories be taken into account in your … Read More

Lifestyle, dietary choices, and time dedicated to exercise are many of the contributing factors towards obesity. However, researchers have determined a new suspect that may play a role in the development of what is a called the “metabolic syndrome“. Individuals with metabolic syndrome suffer from three or more of the following conditions: obesity, type II diabetes, high blood … Read More

Obesity is a problem that affects more than 78.6 million Americans and increases the risk of many diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health indicates that obese individuals face an uphill battle to return to a normal weight. Embed from Getty Images  Obesity is … Read More

Trying to improve or maintain your heart health requires vigilance about the levels of different types of fat in your body. Triglycerides are just one of these fats. They are present in the blood. Any unused calories from food are immediately converted into triglycerides, which are stored in fat cells. Hormones later release the triglycerides for energy … Read More

Scientists claim that America is experiencing an “obesity epidemic.” Sounds scary, right? The incidence of obese and overweight individuals in America has reached higher levels than ever before with 35.1% of adults being classified as obese, according to a 2009 study. As we have learned more about the link between excessive weight, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes (obesity being the … Read More

A new device called the Maestro Rechargeable System has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of obesity. The FDA has approved the device for patients ages eighteen and older who were unable to lose weight with weight loss programs. To be eligible for treatment with the Maestro System, patients must have … Read More

With the recent natural food boom, demand for natural yet non-caloric sweeteners is on a steady rise. Among such natural sweeteners on the market, Stevia is the most widely known and used by food manufacturers. In the U.S., we find highly refined forms of Stevia sold under brands like Truvia. Stevia sweeteners are extracted from the … Read More

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