More than 12 states now have adult obesity rates greater than 30 percent, and one in three children are either overweight or obese. However, 16 years ago, no state in the United States had an adult obesity rate greater than 20 percent.
Most people think all you need for a healthy gut is to consume bacterial-fortified yogurt products. In reality, the balance of bacteria in your gut may hold a key toward managing systemic inflammation in our bodies.
Every now and then it’s worth going back over the published literature to see how the Zone diet stacks up in various areas of nutritional research.
Obesity remains one of the primary headlines every day. But what you probably don’t know is the fastest growing segment of the obesity epidemic is children less than 4 years old.
For the past year the future of the American economy has centered on the word “entitlement,” especially in terms of health care. But no one is quite certain about what the word means.
Last week the USDA announced its newest version of how Americans should eat.
One of the great marketing successes of the pharmaceutical industry has been the linkage between LDL cholesterol levels and heart disease.
Everyone knows that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, no one seems to have time to consume a real breakfast.
This week is Mediterranean diet week. Unfortunately after 2,000 years, no one really knows what the Mediterranean diet actually consists of.
When I first heard about the discovery of a potential obesity gene on the news, I ignored it …. Nonetheless, I decided to read the research paper in its pre-publication form. Even though it is an incredibly scientifically dense paper, rich in genetic jargon, it finally did it begin to make sense.