obesity

The age of obesity: what you can do

It’s official: Canadians are getting bigger. Between 1985 and 2001, obesity rates increased from 7% to 14% among women and from 6% to 16% among men. The same report found that obesity rates among women increase with age, peaking between 55 and 59, then declining. This same pattern is seen in the Canadian male population, [...]

The age of obesity: what you can do 2018-02-15T15:53:17+00:00

Cholesterol Fighter? Compound in blueberries shows great promise

A compound in blueberries shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as a commercial drug and has the potential for fewer side effects, according to a researcher with the US Department of Agriculture. The compound, pterostilbene, could be used for those who don't respond well to conventional drugs, the researcher says. "We are excited to [...]

Cholesterol Fighter? Compound in blueberries shows great promise 2015-09-09T13:51:10+00:00

Body Balance: CLA supplement aids diabetes, weight loss

A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition confirms that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has a place in treating obesity, and may have benefits for diabetics. CLA refers to a group of naturally occurring polyunsaturated fats found primarily in beef, lamb and dairy products. CLA is also sold as a dietary supplement in health [...]

Body Balance: CLA supplement aids diabetes, weight loss 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

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