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4 years 7 months ago

More proof of the need for drastic weight loss

New research draws a direct line between obesity and stroke -- and doctors say the heavier a person is, the higher the risk. Higher blood pressure and prevalence of diabetes among obese adults are likely the main causes of that obesity-stroke association. University of Minnesota researchers followed about...

4 years 8 months ago

Heart attacks and strokes is obese men

Obesity could lead to sudden heart attack or death in men--even if they are otherwise healthy. Experts in Sweden followed over 1700 men for 30 years and found those who were overweight or obese were significantly more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. They say obese men...

4 years 11 months ago

Study links obesity and memory loss

You've heard that being overweight puts you at risk for all kinds of health problems. But a recent study links obesity with memory loss! Researchers at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh say, as a result, being obese or even overweight puts you at much higher risk for Alzheimer's....

4 years 11 months ago

Menu calorie counts can alter food choices

Alejandra Ramos has lost her appetite for the occasional carnitas burrito from Chipotle, the frozen frappucino from Starbucks and the blueberry muffin from Dunkin' Donuts. And she's not happy about it. "Once they put up the calorie counts, then suddenly I was like, 'I can't eat this, this...

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