Overweight

The Role of Genetics in Weight and Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t Work: Part 2

Part 2: Are There Fat Genes? It is easy to assume that someone who is overweight simply eats too much and/or doesn’t exercise. And while diet and exercise are the primary factors contributing to weight gain, genetics also play a role. Scientists have known for years that there are genes and genetic mutations linked to …

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What’s Your Score?

By Betty Murray Do you know what your blood pressure is? Knowing your score is important in maintaining your health. Blood pressure is generally recorded as two numbers in ratio form. The top number— systolic pressure—is a measure of the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle is contracting). The bottom …

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