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Obesity Increases the Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

A recent Cornell University study published in Science Translational Medicine has shown a correlation between obesity and changes in breast tissue that can lead to a myriad of diseases, including cancer. The study also shows that the prognosis for obese … Continue reading

PSB Performs the First Intragastric Balloon Procedure In Georgia

Toward the end of 2015 Dr. Duncan implanted the first ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon in Georgia. The patient, a working mom from Atlanta named Latonya, sees the intragastric balloon as an effective tool for fighting the excess weight that has been … Continue reading

Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. In their … Continue reading

Lack of exercise ‘twice as deadly’ as obesity

Just 20 minutes of brisk walking a day may be all it takes to lessen a sedentary person’s risk of early death, says a new study. The researchers also found the risk of early death due to lack of exercise … Continue reading

An hour of exercise a day almost halves risk of heart failure

It may be a no-brainer that exercise is good for your heart, but a new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that as little as 1 hour of moderate exercise or 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day could … Continue reading

Replacing a high-carb snack with almonds reduced belly fat and other heart disease risk factors

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a daily snack of 1.5 ounces of almonds instead of a high-carbohydrate muffin, eaten as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors in … Continue reading

Weight loss surgery linked to reduced mortality 5-10 years after procedure

Obese individuals who undergo weight loss surgery may have lower risk of death in the 5-10 years following the procedure than those who do not have the surgery, according to new research published in JAMA. Researchers say obese individuals who undergo … Continue reading

Sitting Is The New Smoking

Did You Know…health experts claim “sitting is the new smoking?” You may not realize it, but the most dangerous activity in your entire day may very well be what you are doing right now: sitting. According to experts, including Johanna … Continue reading

Prolonged Sitting May Cause Heart Disease

We’ve got one more study from 2014 proving that prolonged sitting is incredibly detrimental to your overall health, regardless of if you are fit and regularly exercise, or are a couch potato that hates lifting a limb. Whether you sit … Continue reading

Effects of Sitting Too Much

Even with regular exercise, the effects of sitting too much during the day can have serious side effects.  More and more studies are now showing that “movement” is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. Click here to read the full article … Continue reading

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