Obesity may lead to Dementia

With the increasing prevalence of obesity there is an increase in incidence of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer and other medical problems including depression. There is now evidence to show that increasing weight may also lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Health care professionals and media have an equally important role in the management of…

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Obesity increases risk of cancer, which includes breast, colon, liver, uterus, kidney and rarely gall bladder. Research published in BioMed Central,which is an open access, online, peer-reviewed journal showed prostate cancer was promoted by gene regulation in obese men. A study by Prof Fruhbeck and colleagues published in BioMed Central reveals that the fat surrounding…

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Does your employment involve shift work? Have you experienced a decline in health whilst rotating your working hours from day to night? Have your eating habits or weight been affected due to shift work? Yes? – Then you need to read on to tackle the demons of the twilight hours! What is the problem? Sustained…

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Ever feel a strong craving for chocolate just when you’ve had a fight with your partner, have an exam coming up or are facing some other stressor? We have all been there! Emotional eating is a way of dealing with emotions by turning to food for comfort. The problems come if this emotional eating remains…

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New Year’s resolutions have almost become an inevitable part of the festive period, and topping those lists is the resolution to lose weight. A study carried out at the University of Hertfordshire concluded that 78% individuals failed to keep up with their intended resolutions. Given that obesity is now a worldwide problem, and it is…

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