Fat isn’t fit: Study directly links obesity to heart disease

The phrase “fat but fit” — referring to being healthy despite being overweight or obese — is a myth, according to the findings of a recent study. Swedish researchers revealed that having a BMI of 25 or higher is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and other health conditions. Using the data of more … Continue reading Fat isn’t fit: Study directly links obesity to heart disease

Researchers find connection between obesity and COVID deaths, want obese people to be classified as priority group for coronavirus vaccinations

A new study has found that people who are obese should be prioritized for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. This study was conducted by researchers from the World Obesity Federation (WOF), an international organization dedicated to supporting efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity. The researchers found that around 2.2 million of the over 2.5 million COVID-19 deaths … Continue reading Researchers find connection between obesity and COVID deaths, want obese people to be classified as priority group for coronavirus vaccinations

Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections

Researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen and Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands have found that 18 common drug categories can negatively impact the gut microbiome, the total population of microbes present in the gut and their collective genetic material. Many of these drugs, such as the diabetes drug metformin and the antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can disrupt … Continue reading Study: Taking common drugs linked to impaired microbiome health and increased risk of obesity and intestinal infections

Low-Cal Diet Could Change Epigenetic Patterns in Obesity-Related Disease

Obesity is a disease characterized by excessive body fat. It can be caused by environment, a person’s early-life nutrition, and it can even be a result of their parent’s diet. Obesity is so dangerous because associated with many diseases such as hypertension, type-2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. How does extra weight cause so many different problems? Many studies … Continue reading Low-Cal Diet Could Change Epigenetic Patterns in Obesity-Related Disease

Fermented green tea can control adiposity and lipid metabolism, effectively ameliorating obesity

South Korean researchers examined the effects of fermented green tea extract on the differentiation of fat cells (adipogenesis) and the synthesis of fatty acids (lipogenesis). They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Green tea is known for its beneficial effects on metabolic health. It is known to alleviate metabolic … Continue reading Fermented green tea can control adiposity and lipid metabolism, effectively ameliorating obesity

Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?

Cinnamon is a well-known spice used to flavor savory and sweet foods. It is also widely used as a traditional medicine. Two varieties of cinnamon are used for these purposes, cinnamon cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) and ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Although the former is the more common of the two, the latter is scientifically known for … Continue reading Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?

Go nuts for nuts: Long-term nut consumption can reduce your risk of obesity and reduce weight gain

Nutritionists have been hyping the health benefits of eating nuts for years — and for good reason. Numerous studies have found strong evidence of the ability of nuts (and seeds) to lower the risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Besides disease prevention, nuts also provide plenty of nutrients which the body needs … Continue reading Go nuts for nuts: Long-term nut consumption can reduce your risk of obesity and reduce weight gain

Coronavirus lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, studies say

The lockdown measures implemented to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are worsening child obesity due to decreased physical activity and poorer diets. U.S. researchers have found that obese children in Italy participated in less physical activity while eating more junk food and watching more TV while social distancing measures to stop COVID-19 were in place. … Continue reading Coronavirus lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, studies say

Huge new study finds that obesity is the single biggest “chronic” factor in hospitalizations for COVID-19 in NYC, which explains why America is getting hit HARD

“America the Fat” is not meant to be an insulting slogan, but rather a recognition of a societal reality.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data, the “prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent” in our population in 2017-2018, increasing from 30.5 percent in the years 1999-2000. The demographics with the highest … Continue reading Huge new study finds that obesity is the single biggest “chronic” factor in hospitalizations for COVID-19 in NYC, which explains why America is getting hit HARD

Obesity increases death risk from coronavirus, and Americans are FAT

Are you overweight or obese? If so, your chances of developing severe complications from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), including death, are substantially higher compared to thinner folks, according to new research. Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that’s advising the French government on the pandemic, estimates that as many as 17 million of France’s 67 million … Continue reading Obesity increases death risk from coronavirus, and Americans are FAT