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Young People and Cancer Risk

25 Apr
Cancer Cell

We typically think of cancer as an illness affecting older adults, however, the research is showing that many cancers commonly found in older people have increased in prevalence in young adults.  Of the 20 most common cancers in the United States, nine are now reported in young adults. One important reason: Obesity is shifting cancer […]

Details about Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery

02 Dec

Do you know someone affected by diabetes? With a recent report from the CDC citing that more than 30 million people in the United States now have diabetes (including diagnosed and undiagnosed), chances are you or someone you know has diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent type, accounting for up to 95 percent […]

A Warning About Sugar & Heart Disease

16 Sep

Did you know that the average American gets at least 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars—and 1 in 10 people get as much as 25 percent or more of their calories from added sugar? Added sugars have no benefit to our health and can contribute to weight gain. Even more concerning, eating […]

Six Weight Loss Plateau Strategies

29 Jul

The dreaded weight loss plateau: Most of us will experience at least one plateau on our weight loss journey. It seems we are doing everything right, but the scale just won’t budge. Our bodies are smart and extremely adaptable – for better and for worse. After every workout, your body not only becomes stronger but […]

Understanding the Liver

24 Jun

The human liver doesn’t get much attention, but it is a critical organ. Weighing about 3 pounds, the liver is the largest solid organ in the body. It’s located in the right upper abdomen, below the diaphragm. Even though you probably don’t think about your liver when you think about weight loss, the liver has […]

Obesity Paradox was Wrong

19 May

Have you heard the term “obesity paradox”? In several studies researchers had observed what they thought was an “obesity paradox,” a phenomenon in which moderately obese people seemed to have a reduced risk of early death compared to those who were of normal weight.  Researchers reported that people with obesity who had chronic diseases were […]

Ny Times Article about Weight Loss Surgery

11 Mar
stack of newspapers

A new review of several large weight loss surgery studies in the New York Times highlights just how effective these operations are at helping people achieve lasting weight loss, improving weight-related health conditions, and even reducing risk of death. The studies provided follow-up of five to 25 years, finding major long-lasting benefits to weight loss […]

Weight is Related to Fertility for Both Parents

10 Feb
pregnancy, fertility

Did you know that achieving a healthy body weight can not only reduce the risks of serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, but it may help reduce the time it takes to achieve pregnancy? Primarily, studies have so far focused on the role of obesity in women when studying its […]

Diet Drinks May Not be Better than Sugary Ones

23 Jan
diet or sugary drinks

Diet soft drinks are often viewed as the ultimate solution to sugar-filled, calorie-laden soda or juice drinks: zero calories with the same soda taste. While it would seem that if something has zero calories, it can help in our weight loss efforts, it isn’t always the case. Recent research from the Imperial College of London […]