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Obesity Can Significantly Shorten Your Life, and You Really Can’t be “Fat But Fit”

By Lisa Egan / January 20, 2019

Two recent studies on obesity yielded some concerning findings regarding its impacts on life expectancy and heart disease. Let’s take a look at each. Obesity and Longevity In April, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, […]

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About Those Dust Bunnies Lurking in Your Home…They Might Be Making You Fat

By Lisa Egan / January 20, 2019

Warning: This article may trigger an intense desire to obsessively clean your residence. Overeating, sedentary lifestyles, lack of exercise…these are known contributors to the world’s obesity epidemic. But a new study suggests a common household annoyance may play an unexpected role: dust. Small amounts of house dust containing common environmental pollutants can spur fat cells […]

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