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

CDC: Most people getting sick “from coronavirus” are overweight or obese

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the vast majority of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who require hospitalization or who die are either overweight or obese. A whopping 78 percent of people who require a ventilator or who pass away after testing “positive” for the Chinese virus are simply too large for … Continue reading CDC: Most people getting sick “from coronavirus” are overweight or obese

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

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

Coronavirus death rate higher in America due to rampant obesity

One of the fattest cities in America just so happens to also have one of the highest death rates from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), a correlation that experts say is no coincidence. As it turns out, being obese greatly increases one’s risk of dying from the coronavirus, which at least partially explains why New Orleans currently has a death … Continue reading Coronavirus death rate higher in America due to rampant obesity

5 Simple ways to tell if you need to lose weight

Typically, body mass index (BMI) readings are used to determine whether an individual is overweight or obese. However, BMIs may not be always accurate. There are five other signs that could indicate that it’s time to lose weight, according to experts. 1. Having a big waist The size of your waist is the best way to tell if … Continue reading 5 Simple ways to tell if you need to lose weight

Diet plans need to be made based on meal timing, not calorie intake

At a recent event, experts agreed that diet plans should no longer be based on the idea of reducing calorie intake through balanced meals. In order for a diet to be effective, people should have a balanced daily intake with proper meal timing. The meeting was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London last November 12th and was called … Continue reading Diet plans need to be made based on meal timing, not calorie intake

Twice as many deaths are caused by physical inactivity compared to obesity, stunning study finds

Brisk walking for 20 minutes every day could reduce your risk of premature death by as much as 30 percent, concludes researchers from the University of Cambridge, after studying more than 300,000 European men and women. The 2015 study found that twice as many deaths could be attributed to the lack of physical exercise compared to obesity, suggesting … Continue reading Twice as many deaths are caused by physical inactivity compared to obesity, stunning study finds

Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Experts suggest that the most effective way to lower cancer risk is by making healthy lifestyle changes. To boost your overall well-being, maintain a healthy weight and eat anti-inflammatory foods that can also help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. According to Alexandra Rothwell, a registered dietitian and a specialist in oncology nutrition, being overweight is … Continue reading Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer