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Is a happy marriage making you fat? Is a happy marriage making you fat?
Date: 2013-04-04 17:22:45

Over the years, studies have come out suggesting that marriage may be good for health for a number of reasons. It can help keep people from feeling lonely or developing depression, and even appears to have some benefits for cardiovascular health. However, the findings of a recent study may have some married people ordering cholesterol testing and other blood tests to make sure that they have not developed any obesity-related conditions. According to scientists from Southern Methodist University, happy newlyweds may find themselves packing on the pounds.

Researchers discovered that young newlyweds who are happy in their relationship are more likely to gain weight in the first few years of marriage than those who were less satisfied in their marriage.

Happy isn't always healthy... Full Story

Marketing researchers discovers tops reasons why people eat poorly Marketing researchers discovers tops reasons why people eat poorlyheadline??
Date: 2013-04-14 23:40:06

Eating healthy isn't always easy, which is why it's important for people to get blood tests and lab tests to help show them if they are on the right track. It has been difficult for researchers to pin down exactly why people choose unhealthy foods over ones that are good for them. While there are certainly many theories - it can be hard to determine what factors influence food choices the most. However, recently, a researcher from the University of Alberta analyzed consumer data and found what he believes to be some of the top reasons why people choose unhealthy foods, even when they have a medical problem that requires them to eat better.

According to the researcher, Alberta School of Business professor Yu Ma, after being diagnosed with a condition such as diabetes, people initially make decisions about their food that they think are healthy ones, but that may not always be. Furthermore, the price of food plays a large role in the decisions people make.

Cutting sugar is not enough ... Full Story

Sleep may keep teens fit Sleep may help keep teens fit
Date: 2013-04-10 00:14:01

It's not just adults who have to worry about having high cholesterol levels, but children as well. This is particularly true for obese children, who may be more likely to have high cholesterol levels due to their poor diet. Recently, a study conducted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that encouraging adolescents to get more sleep could help reduce the rate of obesity among this population.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 20 percent of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 have at least one abnormal lipid level, which is why kids should engage in cholesterol testing as well as adults.

Less sleep, greater weight... Full Story

A compound found in red meat may promote atherosclerosis A compound found in red meat may promote atherosclerosis
Date: 2013-04-08 14:15:04

Recent research has given red meat eaters a good reason to seek out blood tests and other health screenings. In addition to promoting high cholesterol, it turns out that red meat contains a compound that's specifically detrimental to cardiovascular health, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.

The scientists reported that a compound found in red meat and some energy drinks may promote atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the hardening or clogging of the arteries, and is one of the contributing factors of heart disease.

A dangerous compound ... Full Story

Survey shows children eat poorly and do not get enough exercise Survey shows children eat poorly and do not get enough exercise
Date: 2013-04-01 15:41:09

Anyone can have high cholesterol levels, regardless of whether they maintain a healthy diet or how old they are, which is why everyone should be getting regular lab tests to check cholesterol levels. While some people may think that children don't have to worry about their readings, they would be incorrect. According to WebMD, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children first get screened for high cholesterol after age 2, but no later than age 10.

Recently, the National Health and Nutrition Survey was released and it shed some light on why kids may need cholesterol screenings. According to the findings, 80 percent of young people surveyed followed an unhealthy diet.

Too much junk food ... Full Story

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