Obesity

Joyce Hollman

How heavily weight factors into prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is only second to skin cancer among men. When diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. Except, that is, if you’re obese. It’s important to understand weight’s connection to agressive prostate cancer, the worst fat and how to lose it…

Joyce Hollman

Weight or inches: Which matters most for heart health?

There’s no doubt that being overweight is bad for your heart, upping the odds as much as 60 percent. But some obese people have better cardiovascular health than people of healthy weight. Here’s what makes them heart-healthier than someone of normal weight…

Carolyn Gretton

Does obesity increase your disease risk or not?

Bad health and obesity don’t always go hand in hand. Yes, there’s a connection with some health problems, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. However, some obese people are considered healthy by most standards. Scientists believe they’ve pinned down what makes the difference…

Carolyn Gretton

Harvard identifies why obesity helps cancer thrive

The connection between obesity and cancer has become pretty clear. Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of more than a dozen types of cancer, and it’s also shown to worsen prognosis and survival rates. However, a detailed picture of the mechanisms that cause this increased risk has been slow to emerge — until […]

Joyce Hollman

Inflammation fix helps fight depression and obesity

I’m being careful to make very conscious choices about what I eat these days. See, the link between depression and weight gain is well established. But there’s another piece of the puzzle that may be the root of the problem and the answer to fixing it…

Joyce Hollman

How to drink away obesity, diabetes and heart disease

Harvard researcher showed it lowers Parkinson’s risk. Other research says it’s protective against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And still more says it could help prevent liver cancer. So when the latest report showed it could help beat obesity, diabetes and heart disease, no one had to twist my arm to drink up…