Tag Archives: obesity

5 Reasons Why Losing Weight Is Good for Your Heart

Do you know your BMI? If you are among the more than 70 million Americans whose BMI is greater than 30, you are at a significantly increased risk for developing heart disease. In fact, being overweight may be a bigger factor in the development of heart disease than smoking or family history. Why? Well, imagine […]

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Connecting the Dots-The Obesity-Breast Cancer Link

It’s long been known that being overweight increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and osteoarthritis. But did you know that researchers have recently uncovered a clear link between obesity and cancer? It’s true. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of several types of cancers including: […]

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Smart Tips for Back to School Nutrition

Did you know American children obtain 50% of their calories from added fat and sugar? Fewer than 15% of school children eat the recommended servings of fruit, less than 20% eat the  recommended servings of vegetables and soda consumption has almost doubled in the last 20 years? These poor nutritional habits combined with a decreased […]

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