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Obesity and COVID-19: 5 Reasons it’s a Risky Combo

Before coronavirus entered the scene, our country faced another epidemic: obesity. The obesity rate in the US and worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. This is bad news, as obesity is linked with an increased risk of chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Well, it turns out COVID-19 targets people carrying extra weight as well. This article reveals the data linking obesity and COVID-19 severity, why excess pounds puts you at greater risk, and what you can do...
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Arthritis and Obesity, a Debilitating Combination

Arthritis sufferers are 54% more likely to be obese than non-sufferers. Daily moderate exercise and cutting out fatty, sugary foods from the diet can benefit arthritis sufferers greatly. The number of states where 40% or more of arthritis sufferers were also obese, increased from ZERO in 2005, to 12 in 2009.
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Waist to Hip Ratio May Be More Important Than Your Weight

WAIST TO HIP RATIO MAY BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR BODY WEIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND DISEASE It probably comes as no surprise, to any of you who are even a bit health conscious, that Americans are not the picture of health. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that over 50% of Americans are over-weight and it is predicted by year 2030 that close to 50% of Americans will be obese. I have written in...
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Being Obese and Possibly Just Overweight Can Affect Fertility

Obesity in women (a Body Mass Index, (BMI) of 30 or greater, see link at the end of this article to calculate your BMI) can negatively affect ovulation and menstrual cycles and the ability to conceive. Extremely obese women (BMI of 40+), were 43% less likely to conceive. But, it has been shown that weight reduction often results in normalization of the menstrual cycle and higher pregnancy rates. In fact, obesity causes an almost 200% increase in the risk of...
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