Researchers: The real Covid-19 “superspreaders” are the obese

There is a segment of society you should avoid in order to minimize your risk of “catching” the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), but it is not anti-maskers or people who say no to Chinese Virus injections. As it turns out, obese people are the true “superspreaders” who are getting the most people sick. Because overweight and obese people tend to generate upwards … Continue reading Researchers: The real Covid-19 “superspreaders” are the obese

CDC: Coronavirus patients with underlying conditions more likely to suffer major complications

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found out that coronavirus patients with underlying conditions were more likely to suffer major complications. The CDC looked at data from 1.7 million cases reported to the federal health agency between January 22 and May 30 and found out that those with pre-existing health issues were six times … Continue reading CDC: Coronavirus patients with underlying conditions more likely to suffer major complications

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

Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Researchers from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. found that short periods of being sedentary can worsen cardiometabolic health. In a study published in the journal Diabetologia, the researchers revealed that reducing physical activity for at least two weeks can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels, disrupt cholesterol levels and impair cardiorespiratory fitness. Increased sedentary behavior worsens cardiometabolic health It’s no … Continue reading Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Dogs Exposed to BPA Give Us Epigenetic Clues About Our Own Wellbeing

Exposure to a widespread environmental chemical could cause changes to chemical tags on DNA, which can impact the expression of genes and potentially increase the risk for disease. Researchers studied one of our closest companions – dogs – and the epigenetic effect of bisphenol-A (BPA) found in canned dog food. Since these animals share our … Continue reading Dogs Exposed to BPA Give Us Epigenetic Clues About Our Own Wellbeing

Being Overweight Adds Distinct Epigenetic Marks to DNA

Extra weight that you may have put on during the holidays could not only appear around your belly, but also add epigenetic tags to your DNA, suggests a new study. Having a high body mass index (BMI) was linked to additional methyl tags found at more than 200 areas on the genome, which affects gene expression and … Continue reading Being Overweight Adds Distinct Epigenetic Marks to DNA

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

157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers

In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, a group of researchers identified 157 microorganisms that may be essential for a healthy gut. These organisms form a “baseline biome” that may hint at what a normal human microbiome looks like. According to co-author Keith Crandall of George Washington University (GWU) this baseline microbial list, which they called GutFeelingKB, provides preliminary data that may be useful for future … Continue reading 157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers