Metabolic syndrome is one of the most common health problems that often goes undiagnosed. Yet, it can lead to serious health problems. Fortunately, it’s a syndrome you can lower the risk of through lifestyle and even reverse through lifestyle changes.
Refined carbohydrates lack fiber, unlike many whole foods that are an abundant source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s no secret that refined carbs aren’t good for you – but can they actually cause you to overeat?
You’re probably aware that being overweight or obese is a risk factor for breast cancer after menopause. However, obesity itself may not be the problem. Recent research suggests another problem associated with obesity may be more important. Find out what it is.
We often hear that the growing problem of obesity is a lifestyle issue rather than a true disease – but is it? The American Medical Association classified it as a disease in 2013. Here’s why.
You often hear that you can lower your risk for health problems by making positive lifestyle changes – but what about cancer? A newly released study looked at the role lifestyle plays in the risk of developing cancer. Find out what it showed.
No doubt, your parents and the environment you grew up in plays a role in how you eat today – but is it the most important influence? According to a new study, it’s not the family you lived with as a child that most impacts your adult body weight and obesity, but your partner.
Are your gut bacteria making it hard for you to control your weight? The bacteria that live in your gut have more influence than you think. Find out three ways your gut bacteria could make it harder (or easier) for you to stay slim.
Have you ever heard someone say that obesity runs in their family? There is a genetic component to obesity. In fact, researchers have identified a particular gene called the FTO gene that makes it harder to stay at a healthy body weight. But there is some good news with regards to this gene. Exercise appears […]
Has it become harder to stay lean than it used to be? That’s what a new study shows. It’s easy to blame the rise in obesity on a bad diet and lack of exercise, but that may not be the full story. Find out why.
We constantly hear about the health risks of obesity and about the health problems it causes – but how much does it ultimately impact longevity? Read on and find out how much obesity shortens lifespan and why the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity” is a myth.