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Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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Excess Body Weight Responsible for 3.9% of all Cancers

The Obesity Epidemic According to a study published December 12, 2018 in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians by the American Cancer Society, from 1975 to 2016 obesity increased worldwide from 21% in men and 24% in women to about 40% for both sexes. In 2012 excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of…

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Dangers of Obesity in Seniors

The Obesity Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 41% of US seniors age 60 and over are obese. More than 42% of middle-aged adults age 40-59 years are obese. Obesity has been shown to be a high risk factor for many diseases: Certain kinds of cancers Coronary Heart…

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Broccoli may Prevent Osteoarthritis, Cancer, Obesity and more

Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, causes the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. It is the most common form of arthritis and a key cause of disability, especially in seniors. It affects more than 30 million Americans and the risk for contracting osteoarthritis increases with age. No real cure has been found for…

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