risk of obesity

Drink a Beer for Your Health

For thousands of years, beer has been considered the most common beverage around the world. Its extensive use in society may have been fueled by notion of its positive effects on health, although no scientific evidence has been collected during earlier times. Unfortunately, beer has also been often described as a beverage that imparts negative ...click here to read more

Being Obese Could Be a Good Thing For Heart Patients.

Normal, healthy weights are usually associated with better health performance and outcomes, but a new study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, shows that this may not be the case for heart failure patients. Heart failure is a serious condition where the performance of the heart is negatively affected.  Approximately 5.8 million Americans suffer ...click here to read more

Society Dislikes Fat Women – Shocking Study

Obesity is a chronic and serious medical condition and according to many physicians, obesity is not a choice – it is a disease.  We don’t discriminate against people with cancer, arthritis or other health disorders, and we certainly don’t discriminate against people based on their sex, race or handicap and yet society continues to openly ...click here to read more

Fighting Fat and Flab After 50

Do you want to grow old and still look fabulous?  The fight against flab during aging may be quite challenging but a recent report highlighted a simple, yet promising technique in winning the battle against obesity through the control of metabolism.  According to a recent report published in the journal PLoS One, maintaining a normal ...click here to read more

Strange Psychological Response to Sugary Food

Do you find sweet-tasting food items more appealing than other food products?  The search for that particular sweet taste has been a part of our nutrition and has influenced human behavior for centuries.  The sweet taste in certain food items may be comforting and appealing, yet its consumption may also increase one’s risk of obesity, ...click here to read more

The Wonders of Tai Chi for the Elderly

Have you ever considered using tai chi as your regular form of exercise?  Tai chi originated from China in the 15th century by the Taoist priest, Zhang San Feng, for his practice of religion and philosophy.  Two centuries later, tai chi evolved into an area of martial arts.  Today, tai chi pertains to an exercise ...click here to read more

Obesity and Arthritis: How Are They Connected?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful chronic disease that is mainly characterized by inflammation of the joints.  Several risk factors have been strongly associated with the development of rheumatoid arthritis, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  However, it is also important to understand that there are other factors that may also influence the occurrence of this joint ...click here to read more

Forget Weight Loss Secrets – Get Active!

We have been bombarded with diet plans, diet pills, fasting techniques and dozens of other weight loss programs in our quest to beat the bulge. For some people the drive to lose weight or to avoid the risk of obesity becomes an obsession; they want to know what the secret is to shedding pounds. Nutritionists, ...click here to read more

By 2030 Almost Half of People Will Be Fat

A healthy lifestyle is often defined by experts as being physically active, consuming a good diet, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight – by this definition a mere 3 percent of American adults are living a life conducive to good health (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2005). Of the four above factors, maintaining a healthy ...click here to read more

Black Pepper to Fight Fat

If you’re looking for a quick weight loss solution, a key ingredient in your cupboard may be part of the solution.  A new study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that the compound, piperine, that gives black pepper its’ characteristic taste may aid with quick weight loss by blocking the formation ...click here to read more