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Obesity has become an epidemic in the West. It’s linked to many chronic diseases. UCLA researchers and a German team went further and found for the first time that obesity greatly accelerates aging of the liver.

 

This finding could explain the early onset of many age-related diseases, including liver cancer, in obese subjects.

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Obesity in early years could spell lots of health problems in a person’s later life.

 

Now German scientists found that overweight youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension.

 

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Good news for people concerned about weight gain – you can train your brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods!

 

Scientists in Boston found that it is possible to reverse the addictive Continue reading »

 

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during class.

 

New research found that the risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got Continue reading »

 

Obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S.. Unlike popular belief that it is the monopoly of certain ethnic groups or those poorly educated, obesity is actually hitting all groups of Americans, said a new report.

 

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By Dr. David Perlmutter

 

When discussing sources of “hidden sugars” with my patients I find that they are often very surprised at my position on orange juice. Essentially, I have taken it off the table. Frequently, the response I get is, “But what about the vitamin C?”

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