Tag: excess body fat

Body Weight and Heart Health

Excess body weight increases risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and many other illnesses. However, not everyone who is overweight or obese develops these illnesses; and simply having a “normal” body weight or body mass index (BMI)–a measure of body weight relative to

A Type of Obesity You Can’t See May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk

In their quest to gain a better understanding of what causes breast cancer, researchers have identified several risk factors, including getting older, early menstruation (before age 12) and/or late menopause (after age 55), family or personal history of breast cancer, mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, having dense breasts,

Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

Which Exercise Is Best for Weight Loss?

Deciding which exercise is best for weight loss can be a dilemma for anyone who doesn’t already play a sport or exercise regularly. The very fact that we may be hunting for an answer to that question acknowledges that we want to accomplish our weight loss goal as quickly as

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?”

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones—compounds the body can use to produce energy.

Erectile Dysfunction Is Not Inevitable

In simple terms, erectile dysfunction is the difficulty in attaining or sustaining an erection sufficient for intercourse. Sometimes the penis doesn’t get firm enough, or it softens too soon. It’s a frustrating problem. Getting older can lead to ED because of other medical conditions that are more prevalent with aging,

1. Healthy Lifestyle Synergy

Billions of dollars are spent each year on anti-aging elixirs, wrinkle creams, hair dyes, and even cosmetic procedures to fight the effects of aging. But what if the true anti-aging formula is with you all the time, in the little choices you make every day? After all, the real goal

Losing Weight May Lengthen Your Life

Some factors that influence the length of your life can’t be altered, such as your family history and your genetic makeup. However, there are numerous modifiable risk factors that contribute to chronic disease and death, and obesity is at the top of the list, according to a study presented earlier

Keep Cancer from Coming Back

After kicking cancer, you might worry it will return. That’s understandable. Cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk for cancer recurrence and for developing new cancers. But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Although many factors affect cancer risk and survival, following a healthy diet and

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