• Sleeve Gastrectomy Associated with Improved Testosterone in Obese Men


    Sleeve Gastrectomy Associated with Improved Testosterone in Obese Men

    Research shows that obesity and waist circumference are predictors of low testosterone levels in men, which can be confirmed by checking blood levels. Low testosterone in men has been associated with many health concerns including increased estrogen, increased risk of cardiac events, increased risk of muscle loss, low energy, depressed mood, low libido, and erectile […]

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  • Food Highlight: Pumpkin


    Food Highlight: Pumpkin

    As October approaches, pumpkin flavored products and recipes are plastered all over the internet. While decidedly seasonal, pumpkin itself can be found canned throughout the year. This orange colored, savory fruit can add a ton of nutrients and flavor to recipes from baked goods to soups, salads, and main dishes. According to the USDA, one […]

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  • Diet Beverage Drinkers Make Up the Calories With Unhealthy Foods


    Diet Beverage Drinkers Make Up the Calories With Unhealthy Foods

    According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, people who choose diet beverages make up the calories by snacking on unhealthy foods. Ruopeng An, PhD, of University of Illinois and his colleagues studied 10 years of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). They looked […]

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  • September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month


    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    One is 3 American children is overweight or obese. Their weight can wreak havoc on their health. Some children are now showing signs of health problems once thought to only affect adults, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. It can affect not only their physical health, but their emotional health, as well. […]

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