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Almost 1 in 5 Americans is Officially Disabled, Physically or Mentally

Almost 1 in 5 Americans is Officially Disabled, Physically or Mentally

Disabilities affect Americans of all walks of life – from famous Hollywood stars to small town military heroes. In fact, some 54 million Americans – a full 19 percent of the non-institutionalized population – suffer from a physical or cognitive disability. This infographic examines the subject of disability in America and highlights some of the obstacles that disabled Americans face […]

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Cutting Fatty Foods Really Does Help You Lose Weight

Cutting Fatty Foods Really Does Help You Lose Weight

Diets lower in total fat led to lower total body weights, compared with diets higher in fat, according to a new review published in the British Medical Journal.  Fat is found in animal-based foods and vegetable oils. Researchers analyzed 43 studies with more than 180,000 participants from developed countries and determined that the lower the fat intake, the lower the […]

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Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

As if obese children did not struggle enough, new research shows that heavier kids suffer pain in their lower joints, report poorer physical function and have worse mental health. The researchers, from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University, who published their findings recently in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, analyzed data from the medical charts of […]

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Alarming Low Testosterone Levels Found in Obese Teenage Boys

Alarming Low Testosterone Levels Found in Obese Teenage Boys

A study by the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, significantly increasing their potential to be impotent and infertile as adults. The paper was published online as an accepted article in Clinical Endocrinology. The authors […]

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Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

Recently, a study was published showing the link between diabetes and breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about the best ways to fight this disease. Although tests and treatments for breast cancer should be discussed with medical professionals, preventative measures through diet and lifestyle are the most important steps women can take. It appears that […]

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Dr. T. Colin Campbell Discusses Resolving the Health Care Crisis

Dr. T. Colin Campbell Discusses Resolving the Health Care Crisis

Dr. Campbell has spent the last 40 years at the forefront of nutrition research. His major research project The China Study is the largest nutrition study ever conducted. Here he shares his ideas to revolutionize our nation’s health: Buy Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition on Amazon.com Buy The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted on Amazon.com

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Doctors Petition USDA to Remove Milk as Required Food from School Lunches

Doctors Petition USDA to Remove Milk as Required Food from School Lunches

A physicians’ group has petitioned the federal government to remove milk as a required food from the school lunch program. The nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine calls milk an “ineffective placebo” and says a large body of research shows that consuming milk does not improve bone health and does not prevent bone fractures and injury in children and adults. […]

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Obesity linked to huge jump in kidney stone problems

Obesity linked to huge jump in kidney stone problems

The number of Americans suffering from kidney stones has almost doubled since 1994, researchers report, and the obesity epidemic is the most likely reason why. About 1 in 11 Americans now develops kidney stones, according to scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles and RAND Corp. In contrast, only 1 in 20 Americans developed kidney stones 18 years ago. […]

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Obesity surgery linked with alcohol abuse

Obesity surgery linked with alcohol abuse

For some obese people, drinking problems may become a new burden following weight loss surgery, according to a new study out today. Although the rate of alcohol abuse climbed only two percent after the procedures, researchers say this translates into more than 2,000 new cases of abuse every year in the U.S. Two years following their surgery, patients described more […]

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Environmental Factors Spread Obesity, Study Shows

Environmental Factors Spread Obesity, Study Shows

An international team of researchers’ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic’s geography and food marketing and distribution patterns. “We found there is […]

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