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2020 New Year’s Health or Fitness Resolution

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Half Of America Will Be Obese In 10 Years, Experts Predict

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Hint: It’s not your Diet or your lack of Exercise. You might be surprised… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average size of the American waist is expanding. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reveals that abdominal obesity is increasing, and so are our waistlines. (If …

As a nation we are getting fatter to the point of crisis. But why? And what are the implications? For starters, it’s hard to treat after the age of five and is bankrupting the NHS 1. Nearly two-thirds of the UK population is either overweight or obese Fat, not thin, is today’s norm. But studies …

In one of the best examples of science working, a researcher who provided key evidence of (non-celiac disease) gluten sensitivity recently published follow-up papers that show the opposite. The first follow-up paper came out last year in the journal Gastroenterology. Here’s the backstory that makes us cheer: The study was a follow up on a 2011 …

A new study finds that added sugar increases your risk of death from heart disease. Sugar not only makes you fat, it may be killing you. Consuming too much added sugar — in regular soda, cakes, cookies and candy — increases your risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study, the largest …

Bloodshot eyes, discolored skin, and an increased risk of diseases await those who don’t get enough sleep, as this terrifying infographic from The Huffington Post illustrates. It’s generally recommended that people sleep for seven to nine hours a night, but nearly 40% of Americans get less than that. And the effects of sleep loss can kick in …

Why does coffee taste bitter? Why are lemons sour? you’ll love these graphics explaining the chemistry of food. Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells. On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and …

A Gallup study has found that the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area is the most obese community in the U.S. The Gallp-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 39.5% of the adult population of the area, which straddles West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, are overweight. Other problem communities are McAllen-Edinburg-Mission (38.3%), Tx., and the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metropolitan area (36.7%) in …

In recent years, sugar – more so than fat – has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health. Most of us know we consume more sugar than we should. Let’s be honest, it’s hard not to. The (new) bad news is that sugar does more damage to our bodies than we …

Scientists have found a very unusual potential cancer-fighting technique: nanoparticles that carry curry into cancer cells. Specifically the particles were filled with curcumin, a compound found in curry. The research by scientists from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Austria was published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology on Dec. 6. Curcumin comes from the …

Conventional wisdom says that eating breakfast is key to weight loss. It turns out that conventional wisdom is wrong. There are plenty of things making Americans fat–everything from driving to work to the kind of bacteria found in our bodies. EDITOR’S NOTE We’ve compiled an entirely unscientific list of reasons why you–and everyone else–is fat, including: diet soda, driving, your mom, your job, your …