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Metabolic Syndrome

Fat Gain = Brain Loss

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

Sleep Deprivation Raises Diabetes Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We have a great deal of evidence that establishes this connection between sleep and diabetes. But we don't yet understand well the mechanics behind this connection.

Gut Reaction: New Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Trumps Cholesterol

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research indicates that there is a third party in our relationship with food that dramatically influences a myriad of processes including digestion, energy extraction and metabolism. This is the bacterial population that colonizes our gut.

ROI: The Function of Free Oatmeal in the Corporate Wellness Wars

Alison Acerra, MS, RD | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Alison Acerra, MS, RD

I am more convinced than ever that the most important wellness solution is still missing from the larger conversation: the role of the onsite corporate café in healthy outcomes.

Anna Almendrala

When It Comes To News About Fat People, Don't Swallow Everything You See

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to health reporting about fat people, don't swallow everything you see. Major news outlets on TV, radio and online lit up Monday wit...

Overweight Can Leave You Underpaid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's official. The United States is switching from getting well to staying well. And the reason for this sudden burst of transformation: It's not only better to stay well than to get well -- it's cheaper.

Lack Of Sleep Disrupts Our Genes

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding more about how sleep affects genetic function holds great promise in illuminating these pathways and could open important new avenues for both treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

The Collateral Damage of Insulin Resistance

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There are now numerous medical studies indicating that a low glycemic index diet has a positive effect on not only improving insulin resistance, but also managing Type 2 diabetes, retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, and acne vulgaris.

For Men, It's More Waist Management Than Weight Management

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Time to stop blaming the wife or family, and start eating like a man. That doesn't mean starving yourself, or eating like a bird. It means managing your nutrition, and tackling your stress as well. Here's what men can do to take control of their waists, and their health.

Day Six: Is Obesity an Infectious Disease?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

New findings suggest that obesity and liver disease can be caused by proteins that change microbe populations in the stomach, according to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

Follow The Boomer Money: End Of Sarcopenia, Compression Of Morbidity

Brent Green | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brent Green

Strong muscles mean stronger, sometimes longer lives. Through sarcopenia mitigation, Boomers can compress their morbidity -- thereby lessening the burdens of old age illnesses by compressing an unwanted time of life into the shortest period possible before the final exit.

Could Your Favorite Restaurant Be Partially Responsible For You Developing Diabetes?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

I will continue to frequent this restaurant, because overall I consider it a very nice place that has always treated me well. But next time I am asked if I want fries or a cookie to go with my sandwich, without hesitation, I will say, "No thank you."

Snoring Could Indicate Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that has been linked to obesity, and that can increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke (it has also been labeled syndrome X.)

Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Sugar and its dangers are in the news again, thanks to ABC's popular show, Nightline, which, last night, aired a compelling story spotlighting sugar's role in the obesity crisis.

The New Policy Battlefield: All Eyes On Coca-Cola And Social Media PR

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

If you want to see how future national policy wars will be fought, keep your eye on Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association. Over the next few years sugar will become the new tobacco.

The Hidden Costs of War: Veterans and Dementia

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

In the majority of cases, the development of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia is the result of the acquisition of various risk factors throughout life. PTSD is one such factor.

Psychiatry's Dirty Little Secret

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Of people prescribed an antidepressant to treat their Major Depression, only about 25% enjoy complete resolution of symptoms, another 50% feel some relief, and the last unfortunate 25% get no relief at all.

Athletes Risk Lifetime Of Suffering From Head Injuries

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

A well-known cause of dementia is dementia pugilistica, or what has commonly been called being "punch drunk." In some cases, the presentation is virtually indistinguishable from Alzheimer's dementia.

The "Food Hormone" Leptin, And Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

For a number of years there has been evidence that leptin, a hormone involved in the regulation of appetite and fat metabolism in the body, might play a role in preventing Alzheimer's Disease.

Are Diabetes And Insulin Resistance Really Reversible?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Diabetes is not reversible and controlling your blood sugar with drugs or insulin will protect you from organ damage and death. That is what the medi...

What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

We need to support, not discriminate against, the obese in this country and we need to urge our government to provide the incentives to stop this health crisis in its tracks.

Does Fat By Any Other Name Still Look Bad In Lycra?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

From the country who gave us both Harajuku and Ninja Warrior, we now get a new trend. Japan has an aggressive yet motherly new public health mission of reducing the national waistline.