Chart Shows America’s Obesity Epidemic

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease has released a chart showing the alarming increase in obesity in America to epidemic proportions. According to a recent study, 66% of America is overweight or obese. Every third American agrees that Obesity is the most important health problem facing the country and a total of $147 billion has been […] Read more »

Aerobics may be the best exercise for teenage girls

Teenagers worrying about their weight, no longer need to worry about the best exercise to get results. Dr. SoJung Lee, Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, in a study examining aerobic exercises against resistance exercises found aerobic exercises were far more effective in reducing fat tissue around important organs for obese girls than resistance […] Read more »

Healthy diets promote graceful aging

A healthy diet, not just good for your immediate health, but an investment that keeps rewarding as you age. Researchers have been successful in finding the link between your diet and aging.  They found that women in their 50s showed remarkable signs of slowing or reversing aging, when they were on a mediterranean diet. In […] Read more »

Night shift work causes weight gain and metabolic syndrome

Our lifestyles are going through radical changes and their impact on our health has pretty much been an after thought. Little did we know that we are increasing our chances of diabetes, obesity and other metabolic diseases if we stay awake during nights. In a study titled “Circadian Rhythms and Metabolic Syndrome” researchers Eleonore Maury, […] Read more »

America is consuming less sugar than a decade ago.

In a recent economic research service study,USDA has found that America’s sweet tooth might be on the decline. It is a shot in the arm for health advocates who want America to take “sugar menace” to its heart. America’s sugar tooth has been blamed for the increasing obesity and diabetes epidemic that is forcing the […] Read more »

Probiotic cheese helps to reduce BMI

Can you lose weight and enjoy your cheese? Yes, say researchers from Institute of Nutrition, Russia. Their studies have found that a calorie-deficit diet supplemented with a probiotic cheese helps to reduce BMI and your blood pressure. Cheese has been considered as a complete “no-no” in many of the weight loss diets and this new […] Read more »