The thrifty gene was proposed as one reason why obesity and diabetes is becoming more prevalent. The gene is a throwback from when we were hunter-gathers and didn’t know where our next meal might come from. The ability to build up stores of fat to see us through the lean periods would be a distinct…

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You might expect a weight loss blog to only write about food and exercise. However, sleep deprivation has been linked to obesity and Type-2 Diabetes as well as a range of cardiovascular diseases. Sufficient, good quality sleep is an important part of your weight loss regime. Your diet is not only important in terms of…

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Non-alcoholic liver disease has been linked to insulin resistance, obesity and type-2 diabetes. It is thought to be caused by the build-up of free fatty acids in the portal vein and, ultimately, the liver because of diet, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. However doctors are finding that raised GGT levels in the…

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You have been trying to lose weight; you have tried every diet available and are constantly experimenting with the latest fad diets. You have spent a huge amount of money on food supplements, exercise DVDs, weight loss classes and you’re still struggling to lose weight. So what are the reasons? Read below to find out…

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People who are obese are more likely to suffer from ‘bone-fracture risk’ according to a study by researchers at the University of Missouri. It made sense to me as I imagined carrying extra weight would put extra pressure on joints and long bones. However, I’m not a medical person so I was completely wrong. The…

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