Health News

Surgery Brings Blood Pressure Benefits For Obese Teens
Weight loss surgery is a last resort for morbidly obese teenagers. For those that do receive the operation, researchers are finding it is offering them benefits in addition to shedding extra pounds.
Better Kid Munchies Lead to Healthier Adults
We all know that eating healthy is better for kids; more fruits, vegetables and fibers, combined with limiting fats and sugars, is better for growing bodies.
Exercise to Lowering Blood Pressure in Girls
Being obese at any age isn't healthy. For adolescent girls, however, it could have dangerous implications on their blood pressure.
Overweight Kids More Likely to be Hypertensive
When children are overweight their risk of high blood pressure increases to nearly three times higher than that of children of a normal weight.
Weeding Out Seaweed Benefits
Under the sea where the sea monsters live, the seaweed is always greener. Not only is it greener, seaweed might also have nutritional compounds to prevent heart disease.
Bringing Back Potatoes
Many Americans believe that potatoes are just vessels for high starch and calories. This is not true though – potatoes have real health benefits.
Body Fat in Obese May Be Toxic
Some obese patients develop conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, while others manage to avoid such chronic diseases. That may be because all obesity is not the same.
Gout Gets the Royal Treatment
Gout, formerly linked with Europe's royal families, has made its way to middle America. Since 1990, U.S. cases have increased by 50 percent, making it a modern-day royal pain in the joints.
Seaweed is Always Greener Under the Sea
The slimy, icky gooey stuff floating in the ocean, more commonly known as seaweed, is a delicacy in some countries and even provides heart health benefits.
Belly Fat Predicts Heart Disease
Not all fat is created equal, especially when it comes to men with excessive weight around the middle. Some with added belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems.