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February 23, 2021

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The missing links in obesity: Glycemic Index and Insulin

Obesity is among the most important medical problems in the United States today. Currently, 1 in 4 children and 1 in 2 adults are overweight,…

February 23, 2021

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How to Sleep Better

Sleep hygiene: Sleep is critical in the well being of all animals, such that animals deprived entirely of sleep lose immune function and die in…

February 23, 2021

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Helminthic Parasites

While there is a clear genetic predisposition for some individuals to develop autoimmune disorders, there are also significant environmental interactions, with a near epidemic rise…

February 23, 2021

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The human microbiome, gut bacteria contribute to obesity.

We traditionally think of bacteria as dirty, something we want to keep outside of our bodies.  Intestinal bacteria are very important for digestion; they break…

February 23, 2021

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Carbs are an addiction.

Serotonin release in the brain controls functions such as sleep onset, pain sensitivity, blood pressure regulation, and control of mood.  Serotonin-releasing neurons are unique in…

February 23, 2021

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Your brain and obesity

Obese people have, on average, eight percent less brain tissue than people of normal weight, according to a new study published in the journal Human…

February 23, 2021

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How does food become energy?

Optimizing fat burning while simultaneously building muscle should be the goal of any effective exercise program, the critical linkage between exercise and the food we…

February 23, 2021

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Can just a few pounds make a huge difference?

The Physicians’ Health Study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) reveals that as little as seven extra pounds combined with little or no exercise…

February 23, 2021

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The BMI controversy?

As your Body Mass Index [BMI] increases, so does your risk of death.  But is BMI the best tool to determine your health status? Calculated…

February 23, 2021

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The effects of smoking on your brain.

If you thought the only dangers of smoking were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and lung cancer, think again. New studies now link the…

February 23, 2021

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What’s so wrong with a fat belly?

There are three types of fat commonly seen observed in the abdomen Subcutaneous Fat, which is fat immediately below the skin but outside the abdominal…

February 23, 2021

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Exercise as if your life depended upon it! It really does.

Exercise as if your life depends upon it, it really does.  Men who achieved >7 METs (highly to very highly fit) level demonstrated a 50%-70%…