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The Hefty Price Tag of Obesity

The Hefty Price Tag of Obesity

The widespread problem of obesity has received much attention from news outlets, public health officials and medical researchers alike. Generally speaking, people who study this issue are frequently concerned about how obesity affects our physical health. The expanding waistline of ...

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Obesity, Women and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity, Women and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is frequently associated with eroding bone cartilage between joints. While osteoarthritis is the most common form of this condition, numerous American adults struggle daily with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A type of autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s ...

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Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful

Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful

As countless people can attest, excessive stress can take quite a toll on the body. Some health-related consequences of a stress-filled life include headaches, chest pains and disrupted sleeping patterns. Those struggling with their weight, however, might be especially vulnerable ...

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Another Possible Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Another Possible Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes recurring digestive issues, is a common medical problem in the United States. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders provides the following statistics about this illness: An estimated 25 to 45 million ...

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A New Way to Lose Weight: Insulin-Resistance Diet

A New Way to Lose Weight: Insulin-Resistance Diet

Book Review: The Insulin-Resistance Diet: How to Turn Off Your Body’s Fat-Making Machine Authors: Cheryle R. Hart, M.D. and Mary Kay Grossman, R.D. $16.95, McGraw Hill Companies, 238 pages Are you overweight? Have you tried dieting or exercise without losing weight? Do ...

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Smoothie Cleanse: A Health Transformation?

Smoothie Cleanse: A Health Transformation?

Book Review: 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse Author: JJ Smith $12.35, Adiva Publishing, 167 If you are looking to lose weight, increase your energy, have mental clarity, better sleep and digestion, or less bloating, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse may be just ...

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‘The Big Fat Surprise’

‘The Big Fat Surprise’

Book Review: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Author: Nina Teicholz 496, Simon & Schuster, $27.99 Does fat make you fat? Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz seeks to answer this question in her ...

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Saying ‘Goodbye’ to Grain Could Help Your Brain

Saying ‘Goodbye’ to Grain Could Help Your Brain

Book Review: Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers Authors: David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg 290 pages, Little, Brown, and Company, $16.27 Are you or someone you love suffering from constant headaches or ...

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Lack Energy? It Might Be Your Diet

Lack Energy? It Might Be Your Diet

The term “junk food” has long been used to describe items with little to no nutritional value. The reason for this is fairly obvious – a steady diet of foods loaded with saturated fat, sodium and sugar tends to thicken ...

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