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Preventing Obesity through Gut Bacteria

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have identified a biological connection between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity. The research was spearheaded by the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute’s J. Mark Brown Ph.D. The research group determined that blocking an intestinal microbial pathway has the potential to ward off obesity as well as insulin resistance. It can…

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July 14, 2017
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House Dust Spurs Growth Of Fat Cells In Lab Tests

Poor diet and a lack of physical activity are major contributors to the world’s obesity epidemic, but researchers have also identified common environmental pollutants that could play a role. Now one team reports in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology that small amounts of house dust containing many of these compounds can spur fat cells…

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July 14, 2017
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Do You Have Compromised Gut Health?

Gastrointestinal function is critical for good health. Emerging evidence has associated overall GI function and gut microbiome status with a wide variety of common illnesses. Assessing and normalizing GI function can have profound effects on overall health, leading to improvements in conditions such as IBD, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Celiac, mood disorders, autoimmune and malabsorption…

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October 11, 2016

Vitamin D Levels Associated with Risk of the Metabolic Syndrome

Higher vitamin D levels correlate with lower risk of metabolic syndrome in older individuals, according to a new study published in March 2015. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglycerides and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). The researchers evaluated 3,240 middle-aged and elderly adults with a…

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March 19, 2015

Body Mass Index & Vitamin D

High Body Mass Index Correlates with Low Vitamin D Levels A new study epublished in August 2014 indicates that body mass index is related to serum vitamin D levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69% of adults age 20 or older are overweight or obese, with 35.1% obese. The subjects…

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November 18, 2014

An Apple a Day Can Revitalize Your Love Life.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” has been a common saying for more than a century, and it turns out that people have been repeating it for good reason. Modern research shows that apples improve health in numerous ways, and the latest study found that apples can even boost a woman’s sexual pleasure.…

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July 28, 2014

Common Gene Variant Drives Weight Gain

Common Gene Variant Drives Weight Gain One in two people have a gene variation that drives overeating; healthy lifestyles blunt the effects More than one-third of American adults aged 65 and over are obese. Excessive weight promote heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. Overweight results from a blend of…

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June 3, 2014

Is Your Kitchen Making You Sick … or Fat?

Is Your Kitchen Making You Sick … or Fat? Can you say “obesogen”? Eliminate the worst dangers to your health and waistline By Nicole Cohen and Craig Weatherby (editor) So you try to choose mostly organic, natural, healthful, locally produced foods. That’s great … but the kitchen you prepare them in could be making you…

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May 28, 2014
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