Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit that doesn’t involve a muumuu, but really there’s something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for some serious health trouble. We now know that this type of fat, called visceral fat, is metabolically active and churns out stress hormones like cortisol and inflammatory substances called cytokines that affect you body’s production of insulin. The result is worse than just being generally overweight; you’re looking at increased risks of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and even dementia.Unfortunately, some women are just more prone to carrying weight in their middle instead of their hips and thighs. Sometimes, it’s genetics—maybe your mother was more apple-shaped. Belly fat can also increase around menopause, or … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat For Good
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Published 12:05 am, Saturday, May 26, 2018 Photo: David Maialetti, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A'lah Bey carries out her food boxes from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia on May 4, 2018. Throughout the nation, about 12 percent of people are food insecure — lacking enough food in a year to lead a healthy life, according to data from Feeding America in Chicago, the largest hunger-relief nonprofit in the country. In Philadelphia, it's 21 percent. In North Philadelphia, food insecurity runs as high as 30 percent. (David Maialetti /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) less A'lah Bey carries out her food boxes from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia on May 4, 2018. Throughout the nation, about 12 percent of people are food ... more … [Read more...] about Hunger in Philadelphia: ‘It’s a pain in my belly’
Headlines declare “Our Greatest Enemy? Inflammation” and “Inflammation in Midlife Tied to Brain Shrinkage Later in Life.” Scary stuff. But what exactly are they talking about, and what can you do about it?Those are good questions, and they’ve made us realize that we often mention inflammation without really explaining the nitty gritty of it. And that, unfortunately, may make it harder for you to take (and keep taking) steps to become your healthiest self and achieve a younger RealAge. So here’s a short course in inflammation and how you can help put out the destructive fire that may be glowing inside you.Acute, short-term inflammation is your friend: It signals that your immune system has been called into action to fight off invading viruses and bacteria (or to help heal an injury). Here’s the drill: Sentinel cells, the guys at the guardhouse, alert your immune system when invaders appear. Then other cells cause your capillaries to leak blood … [Read more...] about The You Docs: What is inflammation, and why should I care about it?
THE sugar tax on fizzy drinks WON'T help combat obesity, one weight-loss expert today blasted. Instead, Brits need a dose of "tough love", with a clampdown on "ridiculous" fat acceptance campaigns promoting the idea that big is beautiful. From today a levy on sugary drinks will push up the price of favourites Coca Cola and Pepsi. Under the new rules, drinks with at least 8g of sugar per 100ml will cost 24p a litre more, falling to 18p for those with 5g to 8g per 100ml. That's the equivalent of around 8p extra on a can of Coke, or 6p on a can of Sprite - plus the extra sting from VAT. But some brands are cutting their sugar content, in a bid to dodge the tax. A Sun probe found Fanta Orange, Dr Pepper, Lucozade, Vimto and Ribena will all change their recipes. Fizzy drinks with less than 5g of sugar per 100ml won't go up in price. The move, announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his budget statement last year, is designed to help tackle spiralling obesity rates. One in three kids leave … [Read more...] about Forget the sugar tax – charge fat people for TWO plane seats and ban obese models, says weight loss guru
Story highlights Australian Senate releases report raising concerns about use of pelvic mesh implants Patients have described implants as being "like a knife" cutting them up from the inside (CNN)Like more than 100,000 Australian women, Linda Schulz had a pelvic mesh implant to treat complications from childbirth that resulted in her bowel and bladder prolapsing. The mesh was meant to be a quick fix, but the aftermath was worse. Her right leg went numb almost immediately after the procedure, and after a few weeks the mesh was like a knife constantly cutting her up from the inside. "The mesh cut through my vagina wall and came through my skin," Schulz said. "Any movement, whether I moved my legs or not, felt like a serrated-edge knife was cutting me." In the last year, Schulz, 48, along with hundreds of women experiencing similar complications, petitioned the Australian Senate to investigate their use, hoping for an outright ban and recourse for past procedures. Read More … [Read more...] about Australia investigates implants that left some women with ‘rotting pelvises’