Losing weight and improving fitness may ward off some of the mobility problems that older overweight people with type 2 diabetes often face, according to a new study.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine
Obesity and inactivity are emerging as new public health threats in the fight against cancer. Although a new CDC report shows that the overall cancer death rate dropped among adults and children in the United States, some of those cancers associated with obesity are on the rise.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More
"Do I look fat?" The answer is a resounding yes if you're on Facebook. But it's not your friends telling you, it's yourself. Facebook is fueling our thin-obsessed culture, says a new study that surveyed 600 Facebook users, ages 16 to 40.
Source: Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Maryland Read More
Consuming as little as one drink a day or less may raise a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published this week.
Source: Journal of the American Heart Association
Some people canít get enough of the painful pleasure of spicy foods. Now, new research on hamsters suggests that those who like it hot may get some added heart-health benefits from capsaicinoids, the compounds that give chili peppers from jalapenos to habaneros their kick.
Source: Chinese University of Hong Kong Read More