Tag Archives: Obesity

Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Carrying excessive weight is bad for your heart, increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and might decrease your lifespan. But did you ever think that obesity could shrink your brain? Tags Alzheimer's and Dementia Blog

Weekly Health Quiz: Vaccines, Aging and Obesity

1 Certain vaccines can make you more susceptible to severe infection rather than less through a process known as: Antibody-dependent enhancement Experts have warned about the problematic history of coronavirus vaccines and their propensity to produce antibody‐dependent enhancement (ADE), which could make vaccinated individuals more susceptible to severe infection by SARS-CoV-2 or its variants. Learn… Read More »

It costs Canada $9B to treat obesity, while barely any money is put into preventative care

The costs associated with rising rates of obesity worldwide are staggering and it doesn’t look like they’ll be dropping anytime soon. The disease costs the global economy an estimated $ 2 trillion each year. In Canada — where more than one in four people live with obesity — related health care costs are as high… Read More »

As diabetes rates surge globally, obesity is no longer the sole culprit. It can start in the womb

It’s been a tidy explanation for generations: type 2 diabetes is largely driven by too much weight, too many sugary drinks and too little exercise. But new research is challenging the notion that obesity alone can explain away much of a disease some believe is on path to becoming the biggest epidemic in human history.… Read More »