Monthly Archives: April 2015

Obesity and Fall Risk for Seniors

Over the pastseveral years, while obesity rates have increased in most age groups in the United States, the biggest rise has been in older adults. According to a Syracuse University research study done a fewyears ago and conducted over an 8-year period with 10,000 seniors, obese seniors were found to be 50% more likely [Read more...]

The Obesity-Ovarian Cancer Link

Each year, about 22,000 women in the United States learn that they have ovarian cancer. Although the exact cause of ovarian cancer is not known, one of the risk factors may be obesity. The link? Estrogen, which is made in body fat . . . and the more fat cells a woman has, the more [Read more...]

Take a Puff, Lose a Pound

Here’s another one from the you-can’t-make-this-stupid-sh*t-up department. Can you believe that in the days before cigarette smoking was passe, tobacco companies actually marketed lighting up as a weight loss tool?! Lucky Strike cigarette ads advocated, “Light a Lucky and you’ll never miss sweets that make you fat,” and “Avoid that future [double-chin] shadow [Read more...]