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Soluble Fiber Shown to Decrease Belly Fat

July 6, 2011

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A new study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found that eating more soluble fiber and fitting in¬†moderate exercise decreases the amount of visceral fat – the dangerous fat found deep in the belly around vital organs. The key finding was that for every increase of 10 grams of soluble fiber […]

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Being Tall and Obese Increases Risk of Deadly Blood Clots

May 9, 2011

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Knut Borch and colleagues from the University of Tromso published a paper in the current issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology investigating the combined effect of obesity and body height on the risk of blood clots or venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is a collective term including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). […]

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Western Stigma Against Overweight People Spreading

March 30, 2011

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According to a cross-cultural study of attitudes toward obesity, stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world.¬† ScienceDaily and the NY Times reported this week about a survey that will be published in the April issue of Current Anthropology. People from nine diverse areas were surveyed – Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, the […]

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Apple-Shaped Body Type

March 12, 2011

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This week ScienceDaily wrote about a University of Edinburgh study that determined that a protein plays a key part in how the body stores fat. This protein is known as 11BetaHSD1. Researchers found that there are higher levels of this protein in the unhealthy type of body fat, which is stored around the torso and […]

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