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Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

Carrying excessive weight is bad for your heart, increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and might decrease your lifespan. But did you ever think that obesity could shrink your brain? Probably not, but according to new research, it may do just that—and potentially reduce your cognitive abilities as you get older. The study,… Read More »

New study prompts questions about diabetes and obesity within Black churches

Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic… Read More »

Discovery Reveals Potential New Pathway for Treating Obesity and Related Disorders

A molecule that helps prevent fat accumulation in mammals is produced within fat tissues by stem-like cells that may be therapeutic targets for obesity and related disorders, according to a new study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. Obesity has become a global pandemic in recent decades, and presently affects more than 90 million Americans… Read More »