If you try to stay current on the latest insights on weight loss, you quickly realize how multifaceted the issue is. Like a three-dimensional kaleidoscope, the picture is constantly changing.
The following items provide insight into obesity as the new social norm, the impact of yo-yo dieting, one person’s 300-pound weight loss and the surprising success of virtual weight-loss programs:
Is Obesity the New Norm? Surplus weight and …
Added by Carole L. Carson on May 9, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments
On any given day, reading the newspaper can lead one to believe that the fate of humankind is doomed. With the advent of global communications, we learn instantly of bad news anywhere on the planet on a 24/7 basis. This unending stream of threatening bulletins makes it important to note positive trends. Here are five positive developments in fitness and weight loss to counter the otherwise negative stream of news:
Obesity Is the New Smoking: According to recent…
Added by Carole L. Carson on April 12, 2012 at 12:01am — No Comments
Given the research of hundreds of scientists around the world, we should have seen the breakthrough development coming. In 2021, scientists found a fat gene that could be switched off with a safe, inexpensive medical procedure. Millions rushed to solve their lifelong battle with surplus pounds, thereby adding years to their lives and reducing their risks for chronic or even fatal medical problems. Health insurance premiums plummeted as demand for medical care declined.
Added by Carole L. Carson on March 15, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments
Given the alarming rise in the incidence of diabetes (or diabesity, a recently coined term suggesting the link between obesity and diabetes), researchers and health educators are struggling to come up with solutions to treat—or reverse—the trend. From early intervention to severe diets that cure diabetes, here are the latest reports:
Diabetes Epidemic Affects 300 Million Adults…
About a third of the young men and women recruited by the army are "too fat to fight." That alarming statistic, along with health concerns, has prompted the introduction of innovative programs to promote fitness among young adults. Five promising programs are detailed below:
Online Health Community for Teens: Teens seeking to lose or gain weight, stop a…
Added by Carole L. Carson on January 3, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments
When Cassius said that “the fault, dear Brutus,is not in our stars, but in ourselves,” he wasn’t referring to causes of life-threatening medical problems, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. But today’s research seems to confirm Cassius’s philosophy. That is, many of the most serious health problems we may face as individuals and as a nation are a function of our daily choices of what to eat and whether to exercise.
According to the following studies, the decisions we…
Added by Carole L. Carson on May 3, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments
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Controversy continues to grow over the question of whether food is addictive, as nicotine, heroin and methamphetamines are. Does overeating rewire the brain permanently? And if food is addictive, what is the role of government in protecting citizens? Read on for the latest on these contentious issues.
Is Food Addictive? Researchers are considering the idea that the urge to overeat may be caused by the same…
Added by Carole L. Carson on August 18, 2010 at 1:28pm — No Comments
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