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Obesity and Heart Disease – A Heavy Burden

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Obesity and Heart Disease – A Heavy Burden The American Heart Association has identified obesity as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease is defined as a buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that can…

The Relationship Between Obesity and Diabetes

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Obesity and diabetes are the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century. Excess fatty tissue and obesity are the most important risk factors for type II diabetes. Because obesity is an important risk factor for diabetes, it is an…

Lose Weight, Gain Benefits

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Did you know that today 1 out of 3 adults are obese? Obesity means having too much body fat which is different than being overweight. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure used to determine whether someone is underweight, overweight,…