American Prescription Drug use more than Doubles

Prescription drug use among American adults has more than doubled, especially medications to treat diabetes, heart disease and other obesity-related drugs.

McDonald’s, Burger King Lure Kids with Toys and Targeted Ads

A new study finds that fast-food commercials which are clearly aimed at young children are working, and they are compounding the obesity problem.

Obese Kids’ Health Improves After Just 9 Days Without Added Sugar

Reducing the amount of sugar that children consume for as little as 9 days is all it takes for youngsters’ health to start improving, a new study says.

Obesity in Midlife Linked to Earlier Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers announced that being overweight or obese at age 50 puts people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease early.

Toddler with Type 2 Diabetes Believed to be Youngest Patient Ever Diagnosed

A sad story has emerged out of Texas about a 3-year-old obese girl who is believed to be the youngest patient to ever be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Vitamin C ‘as Effective as Exercise’ at Improving Vascular Tone

A new study has found that vitamin C may be just as good as exercise for improving vascular tone in overweight and obese individuals.

How Soybean Oil Consumption Ballooned by 1000x in 100 Years

In 1967. soybean growers and food manufacturers started growing a ‘cheap’ oil to sell. As a result, we now consume 1000 times more soybean oil today.

Don’t Drink This if You Want to Avoid Diabetes

A new study shows that drinking a single sugary drink daily ups the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes – even in skinny individuals.

New Study Suggests Ireland to Become Most Obese Nation in Europe

The World Health Organization predicts that Ireland will become the most obese nation by the year 2030. Why? Largely due to adopting a Western diet.

Revealing Graphic Shows What Happens When You Drink a Coca Cola

The following graphic provides shows how drinking a Coca Cola can have adverse effects on your health, starting with 10 minutes and ending with 60 minutes.

Blood Clots: ‘The Silent Danger of Road Trips’

Extended travel time is a risk factor for developing a DVT (deep vein thrombosis,) a blood clot that develops deep in a vein. Here is how to prevent it.

Why Less Than 1% Of Obese Individuals Will Reach Normal Weight

New research has found that less than 1 percent of overweight individuals will be able to reach normal weight for good, and explains a little why.

Is Drinking Diet Soda Really Bad for Your Health?

Is drinking diet soda bad for your health? It has no sugar, calories, fat, or carbohydrates, so you would think it’s fine. But the truth is: it is not.

New Research Finds Fruit Can Convert ‘Bad’ Fat into ‘Good’ Fat

Research shows that eating two or three servings of resveratrol-rich fruit like berries and grapes can convert ‘bad’ fat into ‘calorie-burning, good fat.’

The Average American Woman Now Weighs As Much As 1960s Man

Here’s a disturbing reality: the average woman in America now weighs as much as the average American male weighed in 1960.

What Happens When You Give Up Sugar for an Entire YEAR?

What happens when you give up sugar for an entire year? One women and her family set out to do the challenge, and the results were great.

You Won’t Believe What the Media Said About Weight Loss Myths

A recent United Kingdom’s BBC article shockingly reads “Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight,’ but could this really be true? Not even close.