Post Tagged with: "Obesity"

Research Shows Importance of Calculating Full Cost Savings of Chronic Disease Prevention

Research Shows Importance of Calculating Full Cost Savings of Chronic Disease Prevention

Cost estimates for legislative proposals to address chronic health conditions like obesity use a time period that is too short to capture the potential economic value of preventing related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. That is the finding of a study released today by the Campaign to End Obesity. The study concludes that this failure limits policymakers’ ability […]

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Obesity Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

Obesity Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the Campaign to End Obesity are joining forces this March during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the potentially deadly link between higher Body Mass Index (BMI) and colorectal cancer, the second leading cancer killer in the United States. Their goal is to educate the public about obesity as a major risk factor. “Dietary and […]

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Four Top Functional Medicine Doctors Appear on Dr. Oz’s Disease Detectives

Four Top Functional Medicine Doctors Appear on Dr. Oz’s Disease Detectives

  “The Fantastic Four of Functional Medicine” were recently featured on the Dr. Oz Show. The program, titled “Dr. Oz’s Disease Detectives,” aired on January 13, 2012, and featured IFM Chairman Dr. Mark Hyman, IFM Faculty Member Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Susan Blum, and Dr. Wendy Warner. The four physicians were hand-picked by Dr. Mehmet Oz for their pioneering work […]

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Obese Adults Pay 22.6% Higher Monthly Premiums for Individual Health Insurance

Obese Adults Pay 22.6% Higher Monthly Premiums for Individual Health Insurance

eHealth, Inc., the parent company of eHealthInsurance, released an addendum to its November 2011 ‘Cost and Benefits’ report describing the impact of smoking and body mass index (BMI) on average monthly premiums paid for individual health insurance. According to the Smoking Status and BMI study: • Smokers pay an average monthly premium of $207, 14% higher than the average monthly […]

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Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics Spur Increase in Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics Spur Increase in Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Liver transplantations for NASH-cirrhosis grew more than 600 percent over past decade. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) occurs when fat builds up in the liver. This accumulation of fat damages the liver and leads to cirrhosis. NASH is rapidly increasing in the U.S. mainly related to the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. As a result, the proportion of liver transplantations performed for […]

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10 Reasons Not to Drink Milk

10 Reasons Not to Drink Milk

The following are PETA’s  top 10 reasons not to drink milk (and we wholeheartedly agree): 1) “Moo” is not your first language. Human babies don’t say “goo goo moo moo”, so why treat them like calves? Humans are the only animals who drink breast milk after infancy and the only animals who drink milk from a different species. It makes […]

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Gout Prevalence Swells in U.S.

A new study shows the prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last 20 years and now affects 8.3 million (4%) Americans. Prevalence of increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) also rose, affecting 43.3 million (21%) adults in the U.S. Greater frequency of obesity and hypertension may be associated with the jump in prevalence rates according to the findings […]

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Whole Kids Foundation Created by Whole Foods to Combat Childhood Obesity

Whole Kids Foundation Created by Whole Foods to Combat Childhood Obesity

Whole Foods Market announced the Whole Kids Foundation, a charitable organization that will provide children with access to healthy food choices through partnerships with schools, educators and organizations. By supporting schools and inspiring families, the Foundation aims to help children reach optimal health through the strength of a healthy body fueled by nutritious food choices. The Foundation’s first major initiative […]

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Heart Attack Grill Spokesperson Dies at Age 29

Heart Attack Grill Spokesperson Dies at Age 29

Blair River, a spokesperson for Arizona’s Heart Attack Grill, died March 1, 2011 at the age of 29. The Heart Attack Grill, based in Chandler, Arizoa, is a diner-style restaurant whose menu features “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quadruple Bypass” burgers as well as “Flatliner Fries” cooked in lard. Its website boasts, “Over 350 Pounds? Eat For Free!” as well as the warning, […]

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