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Is Obesity a Disease? Doctors Debate

August 11, 2012

Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep problems. But is obesity itself a disease? Doctors are divided on the issue. Some say obesity is indeed a disease, with causes beyond eating too much and exercising too little, and consequences that harm...
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Kids developing adult health problems

August 8, 2012

  The Columbus Dispatch Sunday July 29, 2012 10:25 AM It’s a sad truth that many of today’s children are carrying the health problems of the middle-aged. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes all are linked to the nation’s high rates of overweight and obese children. With that in mind, the National Heart,...
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Vegetarian diet and influence health

August 6, 2012

Meat causes high blood pressure and heart problems, but vegetarian food often fails to provide some vital nutrients Eating less meat reduces the risk of heart problems and more vegetables mean lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Photo: Shutterstock It does not matter whether or not you are a vegetarian; the most important thing is...
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Why a low-fat diet might not be helping your heart… unless you eat ‘good fats’ as well

July 8, 2012
Why a low-fat diet might not be helping your heart… unless you eat ‘good fats’ as well

Warning: A low-fat diet may only protect you against heart disease if you also eat ‘good fats’, a study has found If you’ve carefully been avoiding fatty foods to take care of your heart, here’s a word of warning. A low-fat diet may not protect against heart disease unless you eat ‘good fats’ too,...
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Lifestyle changes for obese patients linked to modest weight loss

March 16, 2012

A program that helps obese patients improve healthy behaviors is associated with modest weight loss and improved blood pressure control in a high-risk, low-income group, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Duke University, Harvard University and other institutions. The research is published March 12 in Archives of Internal...
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