Obesity Tag

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All blog entries tagged as Obesity
  1. Habitual intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, such as fruit drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks,and vitamin water drinks, is associated with high obesity and type 2 diabetes risk.

    ​This study examined the role of regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers analyzed data and evidence obtained from several observational and experimental studies. They found out that frequent consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages, such as fruit drinks, soft drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin water drinks, demonstrated a significant increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes development risk. The findings of this study reveal that high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages may promote weight gain, obesity, and the development of type 2 diabetes.

  2. High-fiber Diets Best for Avoiding OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis, a form of arthritis, is one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. It is the most common joint disorder in the United States, with about 31 million adults estimated to be suffering from Osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease cause by...
  3. High intake of sugar-sweetened beverages may promote weight gain and the development of obesity.

    ​This study examined the effect of consistent consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages on weight gain and obesity risk. Thirty published studies were included in this meta-analysis. Researchers found out that habitual intake of sugar-sweetened beverages is positively associated with increase in body weight and obesity risk. The findings of this review reveal that frequent consumers (both adults and children) of sugar-sweetened beverages are more prone to gain more weight and develop obesity.

  4. Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures Elevated plasma cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Likewise, lifestyle and dietary choices, such as adopting a Whole-food plant-based diet  (WFPB) diet has been shown to effectively reduce elevated cholesterol levels. By  promoting the consumption of natural, unrefined plant foods, WFPB diets help keep cholesterol numbers, and other vital biomarkers, within...
  5. Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago? Headlines today proclaim that the average American's weight has increased at least 15 lbs in the past 30 years. Are you at all surprised? I personally was surprised that the number was only 15 lbs and not any higher. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to find the actual study, just a lot of...
  6. Exercise Your Power to Choose Health We often hear the term "lifestyle diseases" bandied about. But what are these diseases? Lifestyle diseases are defined as those negative, chronic health conditions which are brought on by our choices about food, exercise, and the use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. We all know there are dangers associated with substance use...
  7. What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a term often mentioned these days when public health is discussed. We hear about it on the news and see it mentioned in blogs and articles. But have you ever wondered, "Exactly what is metabolic syndrome?" You're not alone.  By definition, a syndrome is a rather slippery thing. It doesn't exactly...

 

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