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The average American has been increasing in weight at least since the 1950s. The reason for this increase in BMI has been debated for decades, but still there is no consensus as to what is causing it. There is no debate today that most Americans are overweight or obese....
 
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More than 20 million Americans are afflicted with the most common type of arthritis, which is called osteoarthritis (OA). OA results from the deterioration of the cartilage in the joints. OA often starts between ages 40-60 and is common in overweight people. In a study published in the October...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

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For many years doctors have known that people with very high levels of homocysteine in their blood often develop severe osteoporosis early in life. As homocysteine levels rise above 9 mg/dl the risk of heart attacks, strokes and developing Alzheimer’s disease goes up. There is already more than enough reason to take steps to lower ... High Homocysteine Hurts Hips
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A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine predicted that the poor diet, inactivity and expanding waists of most Americans threaten to reverse the trend toward longer life expectancy despite expected continued improvements in medical care. While drugs and surgical treatments continue to be developed, the top 3 killers of Americans (coronary heart ... CHIP Project Works
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Two new studies comparing Atkins-style diets with high-carbohydrate diets, published in the May 22, 2003 New England Journal of Medicine, generated numerous headlines. Some reports suggested that the studies proved Atkins was right while others suggested the diet had little impact on weight. Initially and for up to 6...