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Being fit could help cut your risk of heart attack by half

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today, a...

Depression and obesity together linked to higher risk of hip pain

In a representative sample of the German population, researchers found older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the...
Why scientists take these 5 supplements

Why scientists take these 5 supplements

Supplements have become an important part of people’s daily diet. Many take them on daily basis to keep their body healthy. Since supplements don’t need...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may help prevent obesity

In a new study, researchers found that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are significantly less likely to become overweight or obese. The research examined the...

MRI scan could monitor liver fat in obese people

MRI provides a safe, noninvasive way to monitor liver fat levels in people who undergo weight loss treatments for obesity, according to a new...

Whole30-style diets: The good, the bad and the healthy

Restrictive, whole-foods diets like Whole30 are popular choices for those looking to "reset" their food choices, especially as New Year’s resolutions. It’s important, though, to...
Weight loss can help breast cancer survivors reduce cancer risk

Weight loss can help breast cancer survivors reduce cancer risk

Cancer experts are discussing studies that show that weight loss programs can change the biological make-up of breast tissue cells — helping survivors reduce...

How ‘weight bias’ is harming us all

People who live in large bodies find themselves the target of fat-phobic and body shaming messages on a daily basis. Ellen Maud Bennett died of...

Cycling to watch TV … and other clever ways to beat obesity from the...

The BBC recently reported that middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to stay healthy, amid concern that high levels of inactivity may...

This body fat may cause pathogenic obesity

In a new study, researchers found type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...