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Friday, September 19, 2008

SOFT DRINKS

Consuming one soft drink per day increases risk of obesity 31%, metabolic syndrome 44%

In a 4 year follow-up, consumption of one or more soft drink per day was associated with a
  • 44 percent increased risk of metabolic syndrome

  • 32 percent increased risk of low HDL levels

  • 31 percent increased risk of obesity

  • 30 percent increased risk of a large waist circumference (35 inches or more in women, and 40 inches or more in men)

  • 25 percent increased risk of impaired fasting glucose

  • 25 percent increased risk of elevated triglycerides

  • 18 percent increased risk of higher blood pressure
according to data from the Framingham Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 4:28 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

SOCIAL INFLUENCE

You are more likely to be fat if you have friends who are fat

"[O]besity appears to spread through social ties," concludes a new study by researchers from the Harvard Medical School. You are 57 percent more likely to be obese if you have an obese friend according to the study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 31, 2007 12:22 am | [0] comments
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