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New Study Finds Inactivity Twice as Deadly as Obesity

jogging-297354_1280A new study conducted by a group of researchers from a number of European academic centers indicates that an increased activity level could reduce early death more than avoiding obesity. The study, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed 334,161 European men and women for an average of 12 years. Height, weight, and BMI were tracked, and participants were aged 25 to 70. Researchers tracked self-reported activity levels, and collected data on deaths of participants.

Risk of early death was reduced 16 to 30% in people who were at least moderately active, regardless of weight or read more…

The Absurd Economics of Nutrition and Exercise

This post courtesy of our content partner Glenn Sabin of FON Therapeutics.

800px-USA_Obesity_2008.svgIt’s fair to say that, to a large extent, America has long fostered a culture and environment conducive to physical inactivity and nutritional-based disease.

With today’s prevailing science clearly showing that teaching and practicing lifestyle medicine significantly decreases the top chronic health conditions plaguing society—i.e., diabetes, obesity, heart disease and certain cancers—moving more firmly in this healthier, logical direction would subsequently trigger a vast increase in human productivity and output, thus creating a major boon to both population health and our national treasury.

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Video: Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity with Gary Taubes

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This Video Will Make You Want To Quit Eating Sugar

Your Brain on Sugar…

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

We encourage you to watch this video and comment below with your thoughts and/or experience.

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Nutritional Approaches for Integrative Oncology (Slideshow)

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

Nutrition therapy is increasingly playing a bigger role in cancer prevention and treatment. The literature points to genetic causes of cancer at only 5-10%, while environmental influence is attributable to a dramatic 90-95% of all cancers. Diet alone accounts for up to 35% of all environmental influencers, which surprisingly exceeds tobacco (30%).

Topics in this slideshow:

  • Hallmarks of Carcinogenesis
  • Cancer Prevention and Diet
  • Fruits, Vegetables and Omega-3′s: The Anti-Cancer Toolbox
  • Nutrients and Cancer Cell Progression
  • Supporting Phase II Pathways as Chemoprevention
  • Chemopreventive and Oncostatic Agents, Obesity Related Cancers & More… read more…
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