A new study from Harvard Medical School strongly suggests that childhood obesity begins in the mother’s womb.
In part 1 of this blog, I discussed how dietary changes can alter gene expression and how those epigenetic changes can be mediated from one generation to the next by fetal programming. This is very clear from animal studies.
One of the best ways to reduce cellular inflammation in the fat cells is by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
The dietary and metabolic environment the fetus is exposed to in the womb can echo through the rest of his or her life.
The number of overweight and obese has been remarkably stable for the past several years at about two-thirds of the adult population, but a greater number of adults are moving from a classification of being simply overweight to being labeled as obese. Maybe there's a new suspect.
It was recognized many years ago that fish oil has a dose-dependent effect on lowering blood pressure. So how does it do it? There are a lot of different ways.
Last week the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced that gastric bypass surgery is a cost-effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. This marks the first time in modern medicine that cutting out normal tissue is now considered good medicine.
We all know that obese children tend to be inactive. This leads to the “obvious” conclusion that the solution to childhood obesity is simply more exercise. But what if that conclusion is totally wrong?
I never thought I would possibly criticize another new diet unless it was either dangerous or just plain foolish. The new Dukan diet from France is both.
As our obesity epidemic gets worse and the general health of Americans continues to decline, people are always searching for new food trends to make us thinner, happier and smarter.