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Poor Habits Not Genetics Fuels Childhood Obesity

Monday, March 7, 2011 13:53 Comments Off on Poor Habits Not Genetics Fuels Childhood Obesity

Unhealthy lifestyles are putting weight on our children not genetics, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, published in the American Heart Journal. Overweight children are more likely to eat school lunches instead of a packed lunch, and watch television or play video games for two hours a day. The study focused on 1,003 Michigan…

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Link Time: My Run, Death by Pasta and More

Monday, March 7, 2011 10:17 Comments Off on Link Time: My Run, Death by Pasta and More

First off all this week, Diet Blog has been ranked the 25th Best Fitness Blog by Weighttraining.com. Of the tens of thousands of fitness related websites on the internet, they compiled a list of the top 100. We want to thank our great writers and, most importantly, our loyal readers for making Diet Blog the valuable site that it is….

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What’s wrong with gaining too much weight?

Sunday, March 6, 2011 18:22 Comments Off on What’s wrong with gaining too much weight?

We talk about weight loss all the time, how about talking about weight gain instead?  Well, as we know weight loss maybe a major trend, but do those individuals who have increased weight really mind? A lot of Americans never even bother to make an effort on losing weight. Why is that? Is gaining weight […]

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Being Overweight Raises Risk of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Sunday, March 6, 2011 9:54 Comments Off on Being Overweight Raises Risk of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Too much body fat may increase women’s risk of triple-negative breast cancer, a rarer and more aggressive form of the disease; claims in a new study. According to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, this type of breast cancer is diagnosed when a cancer lacks three “receptors” associated with breast cancer tumors: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and human epidermal…

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Naturally Thin

Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:02 Comments Off on Naturally Thin

“Naturally thin” or “naturally slender” has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years — but, what can we learn from these so-called naturally thin types? Well, Bethenny Frankel has written her own book, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting,” as a guideline on what they eat. Basically this book is…

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Obese "Heart Attack Grill" Spokesman Dead At 29

Friday, March 4, 2011 19:34 Comments Off on Obese "Heart Attack Grill" Spokesman Dead At 29

Blair River, the 6-foot 8, 575-pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, has died at age 29 from pneumonia. A former Arizona state high school wrestling champion and college football player, Blair was the star of many Heart Attack Grill commercials; poking fun at his own weight. The controversial Heart Attack Grill, based in Phoenix, Arizona, serves hamburgers, like…

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Seven Healthy Snack Foods

Friday, March 4, 2011 13:36 Comments Off on Seven Healthy Snack Foods

More than 72 million adults in the United States are obese; according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And experts blame the increased consumption of junk food for the obesity epidemic, but not all snack foods are created equal, some can be good for you. Here are seven easy to find “healthier” snack foods……

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Restrictive Diet May Significantly Help ADHD

Friday, March 4, 2011 10:01 Comments Off on Restrictive Diet May Significantly Help ADHD

A study published in The Lancet has shown a restrictive diet may be helpful in reducing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young children….

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High "Good" Cholesterol Helps Men Live Longer

Thursday, March 3, 2011 9:52 Comments Off on High "Good" Cholesterol Helps Men Live Longer

Having high levels of HDL, or “good” cholesterol may help men reach their 85th birthday, claims a new study. According to the American Heart Association, HDL cholesterol helps remove excess cholesterol from the arteries, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease; unlike LDL, or “bad” cholesterol which clogs arteries and increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke….

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Sugary Drinks Raise Blood Pressure

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 13:35 Comments Off on Sugary Drinks Raise Blood Pressure

Sweetened beverages, like soda and fruit drinks, may increase your risk of high blood pressure, claims a new study. Findings showed that every “extra” can of sugary soda consumed increased both systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventions warns that any drink containing high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, honey, sugar,…

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