Posts tagged as Obesity

22 02, 2017

Putting on just half a stone in a decade can raise the risk of developing diabetes by half

By | February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Putting on just half a stone in a decade can raise the risk of developing diabetes by half

Putting on just half a stone over a decade can raise your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half, research has found. Those who are a healthy weight run the risk of becoming diabetic simply by allowing the weight to creep on over the years. Read more

13 02, 2017

Dietary guidelines don’t work. Here’s how to fix them

By | February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Dietary guidelines don’t work. Here’s how to fix them

Dietary guidelines come under a lot of fire. They have been accused of not being based on evidence, not being environmentally sustainable and being out of touch with nutritional science. They also fail to change people’s eating habits, as shown in Australia and the US. Read more

14 12, 2016

Scapegoating one dietary ingredient as the cause of obesity is too simplistic

By | December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

AS a ‘specialist in generalisation’ I feel most comfortable falling back on those aspects of Lifestyle Medicine in which there is the least controversy. Exercise, for example, is pretty much settled: we need more of it, we suffer from less of it. Sure, there are some internecine squabbles about the best type of exercise [...]

6 10, 2016

Can plastics cause obesity and/or diabetes?

By | October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

A review of the data leaves the door open on an answer. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are some 80,000 man-made chemicals floating around planet earth since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. Some of these, including lead, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and pthalates have been classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals [...]

31 08, 2016

1 In 5 Premature Deaths In America Are Due To Obesity; Men At Greater Risk Than Women

By | August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers examined data from 10.6 million men and women between the ages of 20 and 90 worldwide. Over the course of the 14-year study period, 1.6 million participants died. Analyzing the numbers they found a man of normal weight had a 19 percent risk of dying before turning 70, while the risk was 11 percent [...]

30 07, 2016

Lifestyle Medicine: Blue Zones Of Soulful Data, Stories, And Social Networks

By | July 30th, 2016|0 Comments

More than 35.7% of American adults are considered to be obese. About 75 million American adults have high blood pressure. Approximately thirty-four percent of Americans have high low-density lipoproteins. These grim and disheartening statistics paint a somber picture of not only the current obesity pandemic...  Read more