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Being obese can cause you to die 8 years earlier, with the last 20 years in miserable health

By Huff:(NaturalNews) Everybody knows that being obese greatly reduces one's quality of life and makes it much more difficult to maintain a normal, healthy existence. But a new study out of Canada has scientifically quantified the obesity health toll as shaving up to eight years off of a person's life, with several decades of relative misery leading up to this early death.

Whey protein lowers diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese adults


Whey protein may reduce obese adults' risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research and funded by the Nordic Centre of Excellence and the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

Surprise finding: Fiber prevents obesity and diabetes by producing glucose in intestines


For the first time, scientists may have uncovered the mechanism by which fiber helps prevent obesity and diabetes, in a study conducted by a French-Swedish research team and published in the journal Cell in January 2014. Notably, the findings point to a key role played by intestinal flora, the microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human gut.

Anyone surprised? Processed food makes people fat and lazy, study suggests


Although there is a popular perception that lazy people are more likely to eat convenient but unhealthy foods, a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Physiology and Behavior on April 10 suggests that it may be the other way around: A diet high in processed, sugary foods may actually make people lazier.

Obesity-mortality paradox debunked: Overweight type 2 diabetes patients do NOT survive better


A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has debunked the findings of some recent studies which suggested that diabetics who were overweight or obese could have lower mortality rates than their normal-weight counterparts.

Permanent weight loss can be as simple as getting back to nature: Six tips to help


While losing weight can be relatively easy for most people who put their minds to it, keeping it off long term is another matter altogether. For most, lost weight will return over a relatively short time because the person losing the weight has only made temporary changes to their diet and lifestyle.

Are environmental toxins making you fat?


As if we need another reason to detox, research has shown environmental poisons can lead to obesity and diabetes. According to Mark Hyman, M.D., a study in the Lancet made a significant connection with a person's toxic load and how the body is able to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Given enough time, these changes result in insulin resistance - and increased fat storage.

Fathers' diets and health found to influence offspring's obesity, insulin resistance


Passing on genes to children may have little to do with fate, coincidence or destiny. Maternal care is very important for healthy fetal development, but there may be even more at play in genetic development.