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Overweight Americans do live longer than normal weight Americans, if you believe the results of a widely publicized study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.1 The results of this study showed overweight people (BMI = 25 to 29.9) were less likely to die than those who were...
 
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  Many people assume that if they have not been diagnosed with hypertension by the time they are 65 years old, they are out of the woods. Not so, according to a new study. Americans in their 50s, 60s and 70s who still have normal blood pressure should not...
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A fairly recent book, The Last Well Person, by Nortin M. Hadler, MD, seeks to help individuals understand the perils of the Western medical system – with its heavy emphasis on drugs and surgery. Diet and lifestyle intervention can prove to be far superior to drugs and surgery in terms of longevity and quality of ... An Ounce of Prevention
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Two new studies clearly show that being overweight, and especially obese, will cut years off your life expectancy. Data from the long-running Framingham Heart study examined the impact of body mass index (BMI) on life expectancy in 3,457 men and women 30-49 years of age. The results showed that...
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Back in the 1930s, Dr. Clive McCay was the first to publish data showing that rodents appear to age more slowly and live a lot longer when their food intake was restricted.1 Since McCay?s research in rodents, many other species of animals have been subjected to calorie restriction. In...