Exercise, Not Calories To Blame for Obesity Epidemic?

Stanford researchers believe their research shows that decreased leisure exercise is the primary culprit for for our obesity epidemic. Over the past 20 years the average daily caloric intake has remained steady, but physically inactive leisure time has jumped from 19% to 52% in adult women and 11% to 44% in men. PositiveTip: You need…

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Breakfast Consumption Reduces Heart Risks

Recent research into the effects of breakfast on cardiovascular risk in Italians shows that individuals who eat breakfast have lower CVD risk, enjoy better physical health, and have nearly 40% lower risk of metabolic syndrome. Eating breakfast lowered the risk of having a higher BMI, abdominal obesity, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose, triglycerides, total…

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Diet and Lifestyle Change Can Significantly Affect Genes

A study was conducted to determine whether a pure vegetarian diet, exercise and stress management could modify the progression of prostate cancer. After one year, those following the program showed significant improvements in weight, abdominal obesity, blood pressure and blood fats. The research found that over 500 genes changed function -- some were turned "on"…

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Abdominal Obesity Predicts Chronic Diseases and Mortality

Swiss researchers found that abdominal obesity (AO) is highly prevalent in coronary artery disease patients and among those who have significantly higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, lower HDL-cholesterol levels and higher triglyceride levels than non-abdominal obese patients. AO patients also have higher resting heart rates, which is a strong predictor of mortality.PositiveTip: A calorie-restricted vegetarian diet and exercise…

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