Body Fat Link To Levels Of Bacteria In Feces Shows Possibility Of Explaining Inherited Obesity

Body Fat Link To Levels Of Bacteria In Feces Shows Possibility Of Explaining Inherited Obesity
Body Fat And Bacteria In Feces: How A Link May Show Us Where To Look For Inherited Obesity Connection A new study coming from the U.K. is showing that the composition of the bacteria found in human feces may influence the levels of dangerous types of fat we have in our bodies. The research could lead to breakthroughs on how and why obesity is passed along in families as well.… Read the rest

We’re Number…One? New CDC Fat Maps Are Out And The U.S. Is Still As Obese As Ever

We’re Number…One? New CDC Fat Maps Are Out And The U.S. Is Still As Obese As Ever
I’m Not Fat, I’m Big-Boned: The New CDC Numbers For Obesity Rates Is Out–And It Isn’t Good News “I’m not fat! I’m big-boned!” That’s one of many catch-phrases belonging to Cartman, the loveable/hateable character on South Park, the long-running, cutting-edge cartoon about the lives of four foul-mouthed third-graders in Colorado. Despite being a cartoon ostensibly about children, the show does a tremendous job of parodying modern life and culture, skewering everything ranging from politics to religion.… Read the rest

Whose Side Is the CDC Really On: How The Agency Is Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Its Face On Soft Drinks

Whose Side Is the CDC Really On: How The Agency Is Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Its Face On Soft Drinks
The Sketchy CDC: How The Agency Is Playing Both Sides Of The Fence On Sugary Soft Drinks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sure seems like it is in disarray these days. There’s the Zika panic, of course, which has launched a series of herky-jerky mandates from the agency, including a door-to-door urine sampling unit that cruised the neighborhood where the Zika-infected mosquitoes were thought to be found, to the travel ban issued for pregnant women going to Miami, to the heavy spraying of naled and other dangerous chemicals in neighborhoods where Zika-carrying mosquitoes are suspected to reside.… Read the rest

Altered Brain Activity In Obese Women: Study Shows That Activity In The Reward Centers Of Obese Women React Differently To Food

Altered Brain Activity In Obese Women: Study Shows That Activity In The Reward Centers Of Obese Women React Differently To Food
Food Cues And Your Brain On Obesity: New Study Shows That Obese Women’s Brains Continue To React To Food Signals Even When They Are Full As we learn more and more about the brain, the more we learn about how the entirety of the human body is interconnected. From evidence that gut bacteria can control our cravings for certain foods to a recent study that seems to indicate that obese women’s brains continue to react to food stimuli even after they are full, there has never before been such a time when we might understand how the organism works.… Read the rest

A Gut Feeling: Research Demonstrates That Invasive Microbes In Our Gut Biome May Have More Sway Over Our Food Choices Than We Think

A Gut Feeling: Research Demonstrates That Invasive Microbes In Our Gut Biome May Have More Sway Over Our Food Choices Than We Think
Thinking With Your Gut: Alarming New Study Suggests That The Microbes In Our Gut May Be In Charge Of What We ‘Choose’ To Eat, Contribute To Obesity In the classic Hollywood schlock sci-fi/horror film versions of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” people were replicated and replaced by alien pod people who looked and sounded more or less like their human counterparts, but who were driven by a separate, extraterrestrial agenda of their own.… Read the rest

Why Is There No Cure For Cancer? A Closer Look At The Ways We Have Made Progress On A Cure And Why You Haven’t Heard About It

Why Is There No Cure For Cancer? A Closer Look At The Ways We Have Made Progress On A Cure And Why You Haven’t Heard About It
Why There’$ No $uch Thing A$ A Cure For Cancer: Research Is Big Bucks, But Once The Research Ends, So Does The Gravy Train It seems like there is some new miracle breakthrough cure or treatment for something every day. But if you watch closely, you may notice a pattern: one disease remains steadfast in its horror, damage and ability to destroy lives no matter how much research we through at it.… Read the rest

Obesity, Heart Disease Largely Driven By Sugar–Industry And Government Don’t Want Us To Know That

Obesity, Heart Disease Largely Driven By Sugar–Industry And Government Don’t Want Us To Know That
Sugar Is The Enemy, Not Fat, But You Would Never Know It If You Listened To The FDA It has long been known that sugar, not fat was the prime culprit in driving obesity. Why then has it been ignored for so long? For those of us old enough to remember the original food pyramid, the one with a cautious note on fats and oils at the very top, “Use sparingly,” with a massive base of breads, cereals and grains advising 6-11 servings a day(!), shifts in thinking in recent years have seemed revolutionary.… Read the rest

Cutting Fresh Fruit/Veggie Cost $1.50/Day to Save 200,000 Lives Over 15 Years Say Tufts, UK Researchers.

Cutting Fresh Fruit/Veggie Cost $1.50/Day to Save 200,000 Lives Over 15 Years Say Tufts, UK Researchers.
Lower prices for fruits and vegetables meant better health across the population, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, lead researcher Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, an academic clinical fellow at Imperial College in London, tells us. Researchers from the U.K. and Tufts University created a tool called the U.S. IMPACT Food Policy Model that included projections of U.S. demographics and cardiovascular death rates to 2030.… Read the rest