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A Balloon to #LoseWeight?

TweetA balloon has been reported to help obese patients lose nearly 4% of their body weight in a 6-month study. After swallowing a pill, it balloons to take-up a portion of the persons stomach. In effect, the person eats less … Continue reading

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How Do You Measure-Up in #Sleep?

TweetWe all need to sleep. How much sleep we get varies greatly depending on age and gender. Stress and lifestyle choices have a lot to do with that, as well. On average, most of us regardless of age, gender, and nationality … Continue reading

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Trouble #Sleeping? Talk It Out.

TweetLots of people have difficulty sleeping. Plenty of people are adverse to taking sleeping pills, for good reason. Although many people are unwilling to speak with a therapist about their problems, a study shows that it may give you real solutions … Continue reading

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#CRISPR Snips are not #GMO?

Tweet In the case of the mushrooms, the CRISPR genetic editing tool has enabled a mushroom such that it doesn’t turn brown as quickly when cut. If that’s the case of vegetables, can they snip out the gene coding for … Continue reading

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#Diabetes Rates Increase 4x in 25-Years

TweetLike a match to a flame, obesity is on the rise. More than half of the world’s  population is overweight, rather than underweight. It is possible to be a little chunkier and healthy, it just seems to be unrealistic considering … Continue reading

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What’s #WaistCircumference Got to do with #Fit?

TweetYour body weight and your BMI mean nothing to the ultimate shape  of your body and heart health. A study has clearly defined that apple body shapes are most taxing on heart health. The participants in this study had diabetes, … Continue reading

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#SugarKills Gets Attention: Good, Bad, and Ugly

TweetEverybody know sugar is sweet but when it accumulates in your blood, it turns ugly. Just how ugly elevated sugar gets is unsightly, which is why the picture campaign “Sugar Kills” gets people talking. High blood glucose is a not in … Continue reading

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Gimme the #BAT

TweetBAT, known in scientific circles as brown adipose tissue, is shown to help reduce glucose fluctuations in the body. The beauty of BAT is that unlike white fat, which stores energy, brown fat tends to burn it. This was identified … Continue reading

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Younger #Siblings Are Good for Your #Health

TweetWhen I told my younger sister about this study, she said “you’re welcome.” I’m a middle-child so I can happily  share the good news again. The study alludes that kids are more likely to have a healthier body weight if they … Continue reading

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Weighing Your Risk with #BMI or #BodyFat

TweetWho would you rather guard your life? A man who’s 6’2, weighs 200-pounds, and can bench press 240-pounds or a  man who’s 6’2, weighs 200-pounds, and bench presses 135- pounds? They both have the same BMI but one is clearly stronger and … Continue reading

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