Drop the Pop

August 13, 2015

If you're still drinking pop, consider this! A study of about 6 thousand adults found those who drank one or more sodas a day -- even diet pop -- saw an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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Belly Fat and Your Health

July 23, 2015

Awareness of the health risks brought on by belly fat -- visceral fat that expands in deep into the abdomen among vital organs -- has increased significantly since 2005 when only forty percent of Americans knew of the increased dangers posed by growing waistlines. Belly fat is a primary symptom for metabolic syndrome, a collection of risk factors that increase the risks of heart disease and stroke. Research shows that visceral (belly) fat breaks down into fatty acids which then moves quickly into the liver and into muscle. It increases the risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and raises the production of LDL 'bad' cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Walnuts, Flaxseed and Metabolic Syndrome

June 18, 2015

The many benefits of nuts and seeds make them a welcome addition to our nutritional regimes, but for people who struggle with weight problems, the high amount of calories are a deal-breaker. However, research has found a new benefit to the already impressive list that walnuts and flaxseed in particular offer -- they may help alleviate the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

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