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Why Chronic Inflammation is Important to Understand for All Ages

Why Chronic Inflammation is Important to Understand for All Ages

Ouch! You stub your toe on your bedpost for the hundredth time. Almost instantly, the redness, pain, swelling and heat wash over your toe. These four symptoms are the classic and predictable signs of acute inflammation, and they serve a very important purpose. When you […]

Not Losing Weight? Your Gut Bacteria May Be To Blame!

Not Losing Weight? Your Gut Bacteria May Be To Blame!

In a preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers suggest that, for some, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite them sticking to strict diet and exercise routines. If you are worried […]

New Study: Alanine May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

New Study: Alanine May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

Photo by MedicineHow Alanine is a amino acid, the building blocks of protein, that help the body convert glucose into energy and help to build muscle. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have presented a new study where alanine may produce a short-term lowering of glucose […]

CDC Report: 7 States Have Obesity Levels At Or Above 35%

CDC Report: 7 States Have Obesity Levels At Or Above 35%

In a statement released by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, new data on self-reported adult obesity prevalence for all 50 states for 2017 were reported. This data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, […]

Could Being A “Night Owl” Lead to Weight Gain?

Could Being A “Night Owl” Lead to Weight Gain?

A new paper, published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Mahidol University in Thailand, set out to explore whether being a “night owl” (which includes evening activities or going to bed late) could be associated […]

Is This New Fasting Trend Beneficial for Weight Loss?

Is This New Fasting Trend Beneficial for Weight Loss?

A new, small study out of the University of Illinois at Chicago examines the effect of time-restricted eating on weight loss in obese individuals. Obesity Rates in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one-third of adults in […]