Obesity Reduces Life Expectancy by up to 8 Years

Life expectancy can be reduced by up to 8 years by severe obesity (BMI 35+), according to a new study from Canadian researchers. The study, published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, adds that merely obese people (BMI 30-35) could lose up to 6 years of life, while those who are overweight (BMI 25-30) could lose up to […]

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New Menu Labeling Rules Finalized

Good news for calorie counters: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in restaurants with 20 or more locations—even including movie theaters and vending machines. That should be a helpful reminder for all of us when we’re considering putting another 1,000 calories worth of popcorn in our faces.

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What is Your Healthy Heart Score?

A simple online test is now available to let you check your risk of having a heart disease in the next twenty years. Developed by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, test takers are scored on their answers to a series of questions about their diet and lifestyle habits. The Healthy Heart Score test results are categorized […]

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Listen to Your Heart

Pop quiz: Which group is more likely to ignore the warning signs of heart trouble, men or women? Obviously it’s the men, right? Those stubborn, non-communicative, emotion-suppressing, no-direction-asking men.

Nope. According to researchers at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, men and women experience similar symptoms of heart trouble, but women stay in denial longer.

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