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Beyond obesity comes the side effects of treatment

What else comes with bariatric surgery? Five years after gastric bypass surgery, patients may have actually maintained significant weight loss but are now at risk of nutritional deficiencies, like low iron, mild anemia and low vitamin D. Bariatric surgery “bypasses” … Continue reading

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Rebound obesity brought to you by ADHD meds

Just one more side effect from ADHD medications – Teen rebound obesity. Johns Hopkins analyzed the health records of 163,820 children to discover that children treated with ADHD stimulants at first experience a slower body mass index growth followed by … Continue reading

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The mother factor in obesity

With each passing generation, mothers are becoming increasingly physically inactive, sedentary, and obese. This predisposes their children to an increased risk of inactivity, adiposity, and chronic diseases. Physical activity is an absolute requirement for maintaining health and wellness and inactivity … Continue reading

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Obesity gets a new name

Obesity has now been labeled as a disease by the AMA. Why would the AMA suddenly decide to declare that obesity is a disease? This decision, made by committee, went against the recommendation of the Council of Science and Public … Continue reading

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Your child, your choice

America has the highest child vaccination rate in the world and yet there are 33 other countries with better infant survival rates. That’s right! The good old USA has the 34th worst infant survival rate in spite of its highest … Continue reading

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HFCS, a sure-fire recipe for disaster

High fructose corn syrup is a basic ingredient for many soft drinks and processed baked goods. Because of this, fructose now accounts for 10% of total caloric intake for Americans with teenage boys consuming even more – topping in with … Continue reading

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Runaway metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is like diabetes for beginners and nearly half of adults over 60 now have it. Metabolic syndrome begins with a hefty layer of belly fat and some moobs (if you’re a guy). Then the blood sugar rises, triglycerides … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: A miracle drug turned sour

Give antibiotics to an infant and sentence them to allergies, autoimmune disorders, obesity and an elevated risk for infectious diseases later in life. At least that’s what the latest study out of the University of Minnesota says. Researchers reaffirmed what … Continue reading

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How is that herd immunity thing working out?

The modern vaccine herd immunity theory is actually only a hypothesis and not a theory. Originally coined in the 30’s by a researcher studying measles patterns (long before the measles vaccine), the assumption was that epidemics of measles only occurred … Continue reading

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Soy fed, fat and diseased

So, scientists fed two groups of mice with either coconut oil or soybean oil for 6 months. The unfortunate soy-fed mice grew three times larger than the luckier coconut-fed mice. Three times?? But that’s not all. The condemned soy-fed mice … Continue reading

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Eating out raises BP

Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and … Continue reading

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A fat risk for metabolic syndrome

The sad fact is that over 69% of Americans over 20 are either overweight or obese and a full 34% of US adults now suffer from metabolic syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is a state of chronic low grade inflammation that results … Continue reading

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New consumer record for buying processed foods

Did you know that in 2012, consumers set a new record for buying highly processed foods? In fact, over 80% of food calories purchased in one study were ready-to-heat/ready-to-eat products which tend to be much higher in bad fats, GMOs, … Continue reading

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Appetite outlaws

Appetite rules: In an inane attempt to “protect” people from their own self destruction, Los Angeles has designed an ordinance intended to curtail obesity in low-income areas. How? By eliminating any new fast-food restaurant startups. But, the fast-food restrictions passed … Continue reading

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Salty advice

Salt is not bad for you. It is only the kind of salt that is bad for you. Humans cannot live without salt! In fact, the connections between salt and cardiovascular disease are only partially true for morbidly obese people. … Continue reading

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Corticosteroids for asthma treatment

Children with asthma treated with corticosteroid drugs can have suppressed growth according to The Cochrane Review. Studies find that children’s growth slows within the first year of treatment. Corticosteroids only treat the symptoms and while they can prevent death from … Continue reading

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30 days to a less fatty liver

Just thirty days on a good supplemental probiotic helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. A new study published in PLOS ONE brings us one giant step forward in the fight against Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease, obesity and … Continue reading

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The broken Medicaid cookie cutter

The Medicaid cookie cutter doesn’t work when you compare it to regular health insurance. Compared to private insurance patients, the average Medicaid patient is usually younger, twice as likely to smoke, and have higher rates of conditions related to chronic … Continue reading

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Fat America

A whopping 69.2% of Americans over 20 years old are either overweight or obese. This goes on even while Americans fork over $40 billion a year for weight loss products. About 80% who lose weight regain the weight they lost… … Continue reading

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Whacked on bisphenol in plastics

Most people don’t realize that plastic containers labelled “BPA free” may actually be worse for them than the original BPA bad-guy was. Big Company marketing has been reaping a scientific financial goldmine by preying on unwary consumer’s newly-founded BPA concerns. … Continue reading

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