Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping across the world. In its wake, it’s bringing a tidal wave of life-threatening consequences that are severely affecting the health and mortality of the global population. Increased risks of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes are just some of the threats associated with obesity. Now, a new study has linked obesity with increased risk of prostate cancer, and lower chances of survival – yet another dangerous roadway from obesity to premature death.
Over the years, the consumption of sugar – in particular fructose – has sky-rocketed. Aside from the fact that refined, processed fructose can pack on weight, raise your cholesterol, and contributes to tissue damage and diabetes, a new study published in Cancer Research found that fructose also seems to trigger the development and growth of cancer. In light of the fact that the average American eats about 70 grams of fructose per day – three times the daily amount that …Read more
Cancer affects the lives of millions of people around the U.S., a country that ranked 7th highest for cancer rates in 2011. There are many factors that contribute to the formation of cancerous tumors in the body – smoking, hormonal imbalances, and constipation, to name just a few. Now, add fatty foods to the list.
While recent studies have linked high fat diets to obesity-related diseases, the findings at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest that high fat diets …Read more
The list of health reasons I dutifully give my patients to lose weight keeps growing – perhaps it’s the same one you feel like you’ve heard from your own doctor on auto-repeat as well. I usually start off my speech on a positive note: “It’ll do wonders for how you feel every day! You’ll have more energy, your mood will be brighter, you’ll be able to keep up with your kids and grandkids like you never have before! And think …Read more