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Americans Are Blind To Getting Bigger

Americans aren’t aware of how much weight they’re gaining, which could end up making the country’s obesity epidemic even worse.   Many adults who took part in a survey between 2008-2009 thought they lost weight when they actually gained.   … Read more >

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Obesity Leads To Alzheimer’s Disease

A dozen studies recently published in major medical journals lead to the same conclusion: A big belly creates a smaller brain — and all the terrible cognitive problems that go with it. Read more >

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What We Eat, Not Lack of Exercise, Makes Us Fat

Which group do you think expends more energy in a day? A tribe of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, or some office workers in Chicago or Dallas? The surprising answer is neither. Read more >

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Nearly Half of Americans Gulp Soda Daily — And Pay The Price

The same 48% of Americans who admit to drinking at least one soda every day also consider themselves overweight. Read more >

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Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Link Discovered

A compound associated with Alzheimer’s disease is also found in high amounts in people with diabetes – evidence that researchers have been looking for as the link between the two diseases. Read more >

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FDA Okays Two Diet Drugs, Says Obesity Crisis Justifies Risks

It’s been 13 years since the Food and Drug Administration allowed a weight-loss drug on the market in the U.S. Now in the space of a few days, the FDA has approved two, Belviq and Qsymia, both plastered with severe warnings and restrictions. Read more >

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‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Shed Pounds and Meds

Changing their diet and sticking with rigorous exercise helped diabetic and prediabetic contestants on “The Biggest Loser” get off of their medications in just weeks, according to a medical advisor for the TV show. A study of the show’s contestants … Read more >

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Which Is Worse: Obesity Or Diabetes?

Scientists looking for a link between obesity and a higher chance of dying earlier found it – and it wasn’t where they thought it would be. The extra pounds alone didn’t increase mortality, which is the opposite of what doctors and scientists have claimed for years. Read more >

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