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Weight and Obesity

The Secret Life Of Fat

14 years, 9 months ago

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Posted on Aug 19, 2004, 12 p.m. By Bill Freeman

MSNBC is carrying a threepartarticle on fat and its influence on long term health and longevity. In a nutshell, fat turns out to be a surprisingly complex part of the body: "Increasingly, researchers believe that the biochemistry of fat holds clues both to its tenacity and to the diseases associated with obesity, including heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers.
MSNBC is carrying a threepartarticle on fat and its influence on long term health and longevity. In a nutshell, fat turns out to be a surprisingly complex part of the body: "Increasingly, researchers believe that the biochemistry of fat holds clues both to its tenacity and to the diseases associated with obesity, including heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers." The weight of scientific evidence strongly links excess weight (and thus excess fat) to all of the most common - and terrible - age-related conditions. If you are even modestly overweight younger in life, you are significantly raising your risk of suffering cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other degenerative conditions as you age.

View the Article Under Discussion: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5709350/site/newsweek/
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