Better to have a fat arse than a fat belly

Scientists at Oxford University have found that storing fat in your bottom, rather than stomach, cuts levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and raises the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol that protects against hardening of the arteries. Their review, published in the International Journal of Obesity, showed the benefits of an ample derriere extend even to cutting the … [Read the full story]

How to tell if you have a thyroid problem

Thyroid problems are becoming more common in America, but the majority of those affected don’t even know it. According to the National Institutes of Health, millions of Americans suffer from thyroid diseases. These diseases range from hyperthyroidism to thyroid cancer. Here are 10 signs that someone may indeed have a thyroid problem. 1. Dramatic Weight … [Read the full story]

Beware of these 11 words on food packaging

The words written on food packaging are a contract between you and the manufacturer, as mandated by the federal government via the FDA. Many food producers hire lawyers that help them craft words to get you to buy their products while toeing the line of legality. Here are a few common package proclamations that you … [Read the full story]

Would you like your cholesterol pill with a milkshake?

Fast food restaurants could hand out free cholesterol-busting statin drugs with their burgers and fries so customers can offset the heart disease risks caused by the food, British researchers say. Statins lower the amount of unhealthy “LDL” cholesterol in the blood, and a raft of data has shown they are highly effective in fighting the … [Read the full story]