If you’re fat, you may be OK

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It is well known from epidemiological studies that about 30 percent of obese individuals and 50 percent of overweight individuals are relatively healthy in terms of cardiometabolic risk factors


Pass the salt please?

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Analyzing a great number of published studies, researchers came to the conclusion that there is no strong evidence to support the idea that salt restriction reduces cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality in people with either normal or increased blood pressure.


Obesity continues to climb

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More than 12 states now have adult obesity rates greater than 30 percent, and one in three children are either overweight or obese. However, 16 years ago, no state in the United States had an adult obesity rate greater than 20 percent.


The key to a healthy gut

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Most people think all you need for a healthy gut is to consume bacterial-fortified yogurt products. In reality, the balance of bacteria in your gut may hold a key toward managing systemic inflammation in our bodies.


Zone diet validation studies

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Every now and then it’s worth going back over the published literature to see how the Zone diet stacks up in various areas of nutritional research.