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Cause and Effect: What a High BMI Means for Your Heart

Published on July 31, 2013 by

Let’s get to the heart of the matter, shall we? Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and a recent genetic study now shows that elevated body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese people isn’t simply linked to heart failure – it has been proven to cause it. BMI is […]

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Important Truths About Obesity & Men’s Health

Published on June 16, 2013 by

We celebrate Father’s Day this weekend and all month long we’ll keep the health spotlight on the gentlemen with Men’s Health Month. Obesity in men is not just a superficial or cosmetic issue but a critical health concern that dramatically impacts life expectancy. The second-leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity affects […]

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Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Published on March 14, 2012 by

Sadly, it is quite difficult to stop gaining weight. Weight gain often starts slowly and may not be noticed at first, but eventually the pounds start accumulating. Chances are youve tried diet after diet that just didnt provide lasting results. To make matters worse, even small amounts of exercise can be difficult if you suffer […]

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At the “Heart” of an Unhealthy Weight

Published on February 6, 2012 by

Obesity is a disease that gets national attention on what seems like a daily basis. That can be a great thing. Sometimes, though, I wonder if it can desensitize us to just how serious a disease it is and how problematic the conditions that accompany it are. In honoring February as Heart Month, I’d like […]

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What is Metabolic Syndrome

Published on November 3, 2010 by

Metabolic Syndrome is the name of a group of health problems that occur together. These problems can lead to big health concerns like heart attack, stoke or diabetes. Your doctor may diagnose you with Metabolic Syndrome if you have at least 3 of the following risk factors. Large waistline- 35+ for women and 40+ for […]

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Hypertension and Obesity

Published on October 11, 2010 by

Recent research shows that nearly two-thirds of people who suffer from obesity are at risk for developing hypertension. The exact cause is unknown, but what is known is that obesity affects hormonal levels in our bodies, and that the worst affected is the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This system is responsible for controlling blood volume, the level […]

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