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Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Most people associate liver disease with a bleary-eyed, chronic alcoholic (a condition called dipsomania in the 19th century). But there’s another type of liver disease that has little to do with alcohol and more to do with overeating.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Miscellaneous health topics, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

How Diabetes 2 Starts

How Diabetes 2 Starts

Obesity and diabetes 2 are kissing cousins. Type 2 diabetes occurs later in life or with obesity at any age. Insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes, sometimes by years. Here’s how insulin works and what happens when cells can’t use insulin properly. The consequence of too many carbs, every day The most [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Diabetes, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on How Diabetes 2 Starts

Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

What would it take for you to change your lifestyle? A personal trainer who’s both tough but loving—like the ones you see on The Biggest Loser? A humiliating experience like being unable to fit in a chair or through a door?  Or a lab test that reveals you’re at higher risk for developing diabetes or [...]

July 15, 2013 Susan Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Fat? Tired? And sick of it?