Fast food restaurants are not entirely to blame for our nations growing weight problem. Many offer healthy options. But studies show that most of us turn them down because of other reasons.
The IRS issued a ruling that states that if your physician determines that you are obese and then prescribes a weight loss program, the fees for the weight loss program are deductible medical expenses for tax purposes.
Chris discusses the “Gang of Eight’s” proposal on immigration reform, the continued drama surround whether or not Beyonce lip-synched the inauguration at last weeks Presidential Inauguration, the Boy Scouts re-consideration of their policy banning gays, and accusations against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez that he hired an illegal immigrant as an intern and travelled to the Dominican Republic to have sex with prostitutes. He also talks to Author Chris DeRose about his book, Lincoln: The Early Years.
Humans make resolutions to lose weight but how about making one for your pet? Recent studies have found more than 50 percent of pets in America are overweight.
A recent report seems to demonstrate that citywide efforts in Philadelphia against childhood obesity are working.
Leptin is an important hormone in regulating metabolism. If you have sufficient quantities of leptin you are less likely to be obese. But, if you don’t have enough, you can have problems with weight.
Multiple studies indicate that childhood obesity, and the problems associated with it, need to be addressed.
Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.
Fat around the thighs and buttocks is considered unsightly by some but published studies have found that fat in this area can reduce the harmful effects of inflammation in the body leading to protection against disease.
Since the word obese has a negative connotation, it might make sense for physicians to use another word when treating and counseling overweight patients.
Health officials have declared war on obesity. But some people who are overweight say they’re being shamed about their weight, treated like they’re less than human, and they want it to stop.
Some very technical news from the Harvard School of Public Health that might give us a new window into understanding why people who are overweight are more likely to have problems with diabetes.