Better rush to shrink that gut. The more years of young adulthood you spend obese, the greater your risk of coronary artery calcification—early, “silent” heart disease with no symptoms—in middle age, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
First, the good news: In hundreds of counties across the country, more people than ever exercise, according to a new study in the journal Population Health Metrics. The bad news? All that sweating has barely made a dent in nationwide obesity rates. Read the full article in Prevention News.
Your fat cells have a love-hate relationship with vitamin D. Doctors already knew heavy people had a higher risk of being D-deficient, in part because fat tissue traps this important nutrient and keeps it out of your bloodstream. Now, researchers have found extra pounds may impair your body’s ability to use vitamin D, too. Read the full article in Prevention News.
When it comes to weight loss, calories count—but so does the clock. People who eat their biggest meal earlier drop more pounds even when they follow similar diets, according to new research in the International Journal of Obesity. Read the full article in Prevention News.
You can tell a lot from a guy’s breath: how much garlic he piled on his plate, how many beers he had at the bar, and now—whether or not he’ll be overweight. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
One trainer says though it’s not typical, he has seen clients healthfully lose up to 1.5 percent of their body weight from fat in a week. Could you become a similar success story? Read the full article on ThePostGame.com.