Archive for August, 2009

Obesity and Diabetes: the adiponectin hormone connection

Posted on 14. Aug, 2009 by import in Nutrition, Obesity, Type-2 Diabetes, Women's Health

Many news reports recently have discussed the link between obesity and diabetes.  The root of the connection between obesity and diabetes is insulin resistance.   Insulin helps the body turn food into energy and is the body’s primary fat regulator. In the presence of high levels of insulin, more calories are converted to triglycerides to be stored as body fat.   Read the rest of this entry »

Obesity Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Posted on 14. Aug, 2009 by import in Cancer, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Youthful Aging

Risk Peaks with Early Life Obesity
The dangers of obesity have been fairly well-publicized in a number of areas.  Most people today are aware that obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, sleep apnea, and more.  What you may not realize is that obesity can also lead to cancers, including pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer in men and women.  Obesity is a major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

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