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Obese People Need More Vitamin E

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A recent study suggests that obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E.

They need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing increased oxidative Continue reading

 

Healthcare Costs for Smokers, the Obese Much Higher

tobaccoSmoking is expensive.  So is the healthcare for smokers,  and the obese.

A new study finds that smokers and the obese ring up substantially higher annual health care costs than their nonsmoking, non-obese peers. The added costs are highest among women, non-Hispanic whites and older adults, the study reports.

“Health care costs associated with obesity and smoking are substantial, about Continue reading

 

High-Protein Breakfast Prevents Body Fat Gain in Obese Teens

strawberry1Go for high-protein breakfast!

Some 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week.

Although health experts recommend breakfast as a strategy to reduce the chance of obesity, little research has examined if the actual type of breakfast consumed plays a Continue reading

 

Dietary Fat or Carbs, Which is Key to Weight Loss?

hamburg1Dietary fat or carbs,  which is key in losing your body weight?

In a recent study, restricting dietary fat led to body fat loss at a rate 68 percent higher than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity ate strictly controlled diets.

Carb restriction lowered production of the fat-regulating hormone insulin and increased fat burning as expected, whereas fat restriction Continue reading

 

Longer Sleep Improves Brain Function in Obese People

drperlmutterBy Dr. David Perlmutter

Many recent studies have confirmed how adequate sleep plays a pivotal role in fostering cognitive function. This is particularly evident in those individuals who do not sleep adequately, and may as well be obese.

In a recent study, entitled “Sleep Extension Improves Neurocognitive Functions in Continue reading