Why Am I Still Fat?

Why do the vast majority of weight loss diets fail? New discoveries are overturning the conventional wisdom that beating obesity is all about eating less and exercising more. Is it because of the so-called famine response? Can obesity be treated as a chronic inflammatory disease? Does chronic exposure to synthetic chemicals in our home environment affect the obesity risk for our kids?

To answer the question – Why am I still fat? – Mark Horstman explores these emerging fields of science, and meets ordinary people in their daily struggle with obesity.

High-cholesterol diet, eating eggs do not increase risk of heart attack

High-cholesterol diet, eating eggs do not increase risk of heart attack, not even in persons genetically predisposed, study finds

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease. Furthermore, no association was found among those with the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism and is common among the Finnish population. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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