Obesity Among All US Adults Reaches All-Time High

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence […]

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Sugar Is Public Enemy Number One

Dr Aseem Malhotra is no doubt leading the global anti-sugar campaign. In this video he describes why he believes that ‘Sugar is public enemy number one’. The Cape Times Sugar Free Breakfast in partnership with Harmony Addictions Clinic was held in Cape Town, South Africa with speakers Prof Tim Noakes, Dr Caryn Zinn and Karen […]

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Heart Stents, Cholesterol and Statin Smoking Guns? Dr. Aseem Malhotra

Watch Dr. Aseem Malhotra delve deeply into the controversial aspects of today’s drug and device treatments. Do many of these treatments break the risk/benefit rule? What is the crucial “number needed to treat” (NNT), to achieve an appreciable net benefit? And is there full transparency in this data, to enable wise choices for both doctors […]

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The Effect of Improved Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients

Type 2 diabetes is a global health concern, with an increased prevalence and high cost of treatment. Publimed: The Effect of Improved Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients: A Meta-Analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation and improved vitamin D […]

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The Circadian Clock and Hyperlipidemia

A circadian clock controls various physiological and behavioral rhythms. In mammals, a master circadian clock exists in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus, and slave oscillators can be found in most tissues. Publimed: Circadian rhythms in the CNS and peripheral clock disorders: the circadian clock and hyperlipidemia These circadian oscillations are controlled by “clock genes”. The […]

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Less Carbs, More Fat: Ketogenic Diet Makes Migraine Patients’ Headaches Disappear

Before the ketogenic diet became the latest low-carb diet trend, it was used to treat childhood epilepsy. Doctors had observed that fasting reduced the amount of seizures, and eating mainly fat and little else mimicked the effect of starvation in the brain. In recent years, researchers have made similar positive observations with migraines. Cherubino Di […]

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Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women

Previous studies have been unclear about the cardiovascular risks for metabolically healthy obese individuals. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women Objectives This study examined the associations among metabolically healthy obese individuals and 4 different presentations of incident cardiovascular disease in a contemporary population. […]

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Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

Obesity Prevalence in 2016 by Education and Age Obesity decreased by level of education. Adults without a high school degree or equivalent  had the highest self-reported obesity (35.5%), followed by high school graduates (32.3%), adults with some college (31.0%) and college graduates (22.2%). Young adults were half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. […]

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One Third of Americans Are Headed for Diabetes

Roughly one third of Americans — or more than 84 million people — have prediabetes, and most have no idea. A simple blood test can detect prediabetes, a condition marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar. Changes in lifestyle — including eating and exercise habits — can often stop the onset of full-blown type 2 diabetes, which […]

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