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Excess Weight Linked to Poor Memory in Older Women

If you want to keep your mind as healthy as possible as you age, pay attention to your waistline.  Evidence is accumulating that excess weight is linked to mental decline in older years. 
A recent study found that postmenopausal women lost one point from their scores on a standard memory test for every point increase in their [...]

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Food Addiction Can Become Similar to Drug Addiction

Do you ever feel like the more you eat, the more you want to eat?  There are several complex mechanisms that do indeed create this viscious cycle. 
One factor was recently studied by researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory on New York’s Long Island. In their recent study, the brain activity of hardcore drug and alcohol addicts was similar to [...]

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Obesity Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Being overweight or obese raises a person’s risk of developing heart failure, according to a recent analysis of two large Swedish studies, from the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  
In these two studies, waist size was also a factor for women, but not for men.  In women, body mass index was a [...]

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Diabetes and obesity set the stage for heart disease

Women who are obese and diabetic have an 80% risk of developing heart disease, whereas normal-weight, nondiabetic women have a 34% risk, according to researchers from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.  Also, men with diabetes and obesity have a nearly 90% risk versus a 49% risk in normal-weight, nondiabetic men. Diabetes on its own [...]

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