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Scientist suggests the only way to reduce harmful belly fat is a heart healthy diet.

Scientist suggests the only way to reduce harmful belly fat is a heart healthy diet. Walk around any mall or go to a ball game and you will see many Americans with large guts, filled with belly fat. Diet, exercise and many other regimens often fails to make a dent in guts like these. A protruded abdomen is associated with metabolic syndrome, that includes diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and a risk of having heart related problems. A scientist suggested that the only way to reduce an abdomen like this is to assume a heart healthy diet.  The Mediterranean diet Read More »

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this.

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this. The statistics of how many people are developing diabetes in the United States is amazing. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. They also noted the economics costs as being $245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012 $176 billion for direct medical costs $69 billion in reduced productivity This disease, when combined with obesity is raising healthcare costs for all of us, and the companies who are selling the equipment to test, monitor and Read More »

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system.

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system. Healthcare costs in the USA as many of us have experienced are out of control.   So are obesity rates in America according to the NY Daily News. The Daily News recently reported that Obesity has increased healthcare costs by 29%.   Obesity rates run from 22% to 38% depending on the state you live in. American eating habits are improving slowly, however Obesity is hard to turn around, since the condition can involve the flora in the gut, hormone levels, genetics and overall conditioning that Read More »

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times.

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times. Much has been printed about the importance of having a good meal at the beginning of the day.   How and when we have our meals may be more important than we ever believed and may be responsible for many of us who are obese.   The constant meal or the constant habit of snacking may also be one of the main reasons we experience obesity. The calories, and fat content of a hearty breakfast may not have an affect Read More »

Diabetic’s rejoice, check out the artificial pancreas by Medtronic.

Diabetic’s rejoice, check out the artificial pancreas by Medtronic. Diabetes is a growing problem with more people becoming type 2, yet, type 1 diabetics are much younger and their disease is not weight dependent or caused by diet. Most diabetics are either on medications or taking injections on a regular basis while watching to make sure their diet is appropriate for the condition.  In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas, a lack or too little insulin is produced, requiring management of the non preventable disease for life. The problem begins with the pancreas, and without a way to produce insulin, the Read More »