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4 years 10 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

Obesity rolling back gains in American health

Surging obesity rates could end the progress made in the past few decades against heart disease, researchers say. A study presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting this year found that adults' blood pressure and blood sugar levels are continuing to rise, fueled in large part by expanding...

5 years 2 weeks ago

MRIs vital to sports stars

Have you ever noticed that MRIs are the go-to test for multi-million dollar per-year sports stars? Just this week, The San Antonio Spurs used an MRI to confirm that Tim Duncan's swollen left ankle had no structural damage. In fact, stadiums and arenas have MRI machines right in the...

5 years 1 month 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....

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