Skinny But Fat?

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in the UK found that being slim might not lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes or other metabolic disorders.  They say a so called “lean gene” which was linked to lower body fat but increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. After looking at over 75,000 […]

Regular Activity Reduces Cancer Risk

Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute looked at a series of 12 different U.S. and European studies covering a total of 1.4 million adults and conclude that there is significant evidence that regular exercise will significantly reduce the risk for many types of cancer, including some of the most deadly forms. Risk of the […]

Why Do Biggest Loser Contestants Regain Weight?

Last month a 6-year follow-up study of the contestants on Season 8 of the Biggest Loser was making headlines. It seems that only one was able to maintain a weight even close to their contest end weight, regaining a significant amount. Scientists conducting the study were eager to closely interview and examine the contestants to potentially […]

Eat Healthy, Exercise Regularly, Die Anyway

New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating healthy and exercising will actually slow the rate of aging. They also found that regular exercise could even protect against an unhealthy diet. The researchers found a link between these modifiable lifestyle factors and the onset of cellular senescence. Senescence or biological aging is the gradual […]

Do You Need to Detox?

It seems everywhere you turn, someone is talking about detox diets or cleansing fasts. US cardiology researchers reported in Science Daily that you can lower your risk of developing coronary artery disease and diabetes along with improving cholesterol levels by fasting.  They also found that a 24-hour fast can boost natural human growth hormone (HGH) […]