A Hidden Cause of Obesity

What is equally upsetting about our national discussions on obesity is the finger pointing at someone who is 100 or more pounds heavier than he or she should be.

By: Judith J. Wurtman, PhD.

I know it does no good to shout at a TV screen but I do it anyway. Watching advertisements for upcoming specials on “obesity in America” or “best diet tips” or “the best way to fight weight gain” provokes my on-going one-sided argument.

When I see doctors such as Dr. Oz or Dr. Gupta talk about weight-loss interventions and offer their support to individuals on …

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Can Extra Weight Boost Breast Cancer Rates?

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Obesity creates a greater risk for breast cancer post-menopause, while pre-menopausal women actually have a reduced risk.

By: Anita Mahaffey

Obesity has always been known as a danger to women’s health; however, recent studies have linked obesity and breast cancer in a variety of ways.

Doctors aren’t sure why this link exists and are trying to figure out what ties weight gain to breast cancer. But they are more and more convinced the link is there, and they are urging women to watch their weight and increase their exercise to help stave off breast cancer which is the most common …

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