James McIntosh. “Obesity And The Demand For Canadian Physician Services.” Canadian Economics Association, March 25, 2012
Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
Obesity leads to more doctor visits than smoking, a statistic that underscores the gravity of the problem of excess pounds.
Consuming juice from wild blueberries helps to protect DNA from damage, thereby potentially decreasing a person's risk of cardiovascular disease.
Among families with a genetic risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, early signs presaging the condition’s onset appear in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
Consumption of chia seeds raises blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), among postmenopausal women.
South Korea researchers report that onion helps to protect the brain from stroke-related vascular damage, in a lab animal model.
Phobic anxiety associates with shorter telomeres – a marker of a cellular aging, in middle-aged and older women.
Extracts from green tea and grape seed inhibits the action of certain start-digesting enzymes, thereby offering plant-based options to control blood sugar.
Nationwide (US) life expectancy would potentially be 2 years higher if adults reduced their time spent sitting to less than 3 hours a day.
University of Pennsylvania (US) researchers use sugar and a 3-D printer to replicate a vascular template.
Among overweight men who lost weight, the prevalence of hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) decreased by almost 50%.
Long-term testosterone replacement therapy helped obese hypogonadal men lose an average of 36 pounds, and shed 3.5 inches from their waistline.
People who tend to carry excess weight around their middle have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, say researchers.
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night may help to suppress some genetic factors that promote weight gain.
Impairment of Rev-Erb alpha, the gene responsible for the body’s internal clock, may prompt weight gain.
Danish study data reveals that an increase in BMI of 4 kg/m2 in life increases the risk of developing heart disease by 50%.
People who sleep six hours or less are at increased risk having a greater body mass index (BMI).
Swedish researchers report that people who are short on sleep experience greater levels of hunger.
Rose hip (Rosa canina) extract may help to reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol, among obese men and women.
Daily supplements of strawberry powder may improve heart health measures, in obese men and women.
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23. Lower Pressure with Potatoes
Potatoes are among the foods richest in potassium, a mineral that fights high blood pressure. One baked potato with skin contains 903 mg of potassium, nearly one-third of the recommended Daily Value. And, in 2005 researchers from the Institute of Food Research (United Kingdom) found that the potato contains natural compounds known as kukoamines, that in an herbal remedy (Lycium chinense) are associated with blood-pressure reducing properties.