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Hidden Meaning in Latest Weight Loss Drug Approval?

Are YOU a Junk Food Junkie?   The seemingly endless search for an effective weight loss drug continues apace with last week’s FDA approval of Contrave, a weight loss drug composed of two drugs previously approved to treat depression and addictions. And therein lies perhaps its greatest meaning – as the drug itself is unlikely to […]

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Vitamin D Research Raises New Questions

Vitamin D Not A Silver Bullet After All?  A recent study by Johns Hopkins researchers finding that there is indeed an upper level of benefit with vitamin D blood levels is likely to put vitamin D proponents in quite a snit. Actually, I’m a vitamin D proponent as well – I supplement with it daily […]

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Trans fats pervade the American diet

Trans Fats and Tax Codes

 Trans Fats & Taxes It’s tax day in America and you’re forgiven if trans fats aren’t uppermost in your mind. However, it’s actually a fitting time to consider how our tax code perpetuates our healthcare crisis. A recent report about the South not being the fattest region in America, as generally perceived, got me to […]

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Diet Healthy With The Healthiest Diet on the Planet

Diet Healthy For a Longer Life It’s a lot easier to find another fad diet than it is to diet healthy. As noted in my last post about the ways that obesity ages you faster (“5 Ways Obesity Ages You Fast“), there’s no disputing the direct and causal link between obesity and disease. There’s also […]

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5 Ways Obesity Ages You Fast

Obesity – Old Before Your Time The link between obesity and various diseases has been well-established. Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the best recognized diseases that are linked directly to obesity. But there’s a long list of diseases that are triggered or accelerated by the adverse biological processes caused by obesity. These include […]

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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity Increases Cancer Risk and Severity The association between obesity and cancer is less well understood and appreciated by both doctors and the general public than the better known links between obesity and cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a review of cancer developments regarding obesity and cancer in an oncology newsletter, there are several […]

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Obesity, Skinny – Fat & Disease

The Skinny on Skinny-Fat  This post picks up on a prior post (see “Belly Fat – the Enemy Within“) about the misleading nature of BMI (body mass Index) measurements. This includes press reports that encourage complacency among those with higher risks for disease than is currently perceived. One study of older adults with normal BMIs […]

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Belly Fat – The Enemy Within

Belly Fat May Be Worse Than Obesity The silly science behind the recent report that being overweight, including the excess belly fat that usually accompanies it, may not be much of a health threat after all was discussed in a previous post (see “Weight Loss Fallacies and Fraudulent Science“). This post seeks to draw your […]

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Weight Loss Fallacies and Fraudulent Science

Weight Loss May Still Be Needed If you’ve been struggling with weight loss, you may have been reassured by the recent news of a study suggesting that being overweight isn’t really such a big deal after all. Several weeks into the new year, maybe you’ve already slipped in that New Year’s weight loss resolution and […]

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Vitamin D – How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Vitamin D Should YOU Be Taking? Vitamin D may now be the most hyped vitamin supplement on the internet, which means we should assess it very carefully before jumping on the vitamin D bandwagon. That may sound like a pretty safe statement to you, but some of the vitamin’s most ardent supporters – […]

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