Posts Tagged heart disease
I was recently reminded of America’s health crisis when I read an article in our local paper about the top 10 ranked states for childhood obesity. South Carolina (my state) was ranked 2nd in the nation for childhood obesity, and 10th in the nation for overall obesity.
This is a topic that is difficult to discuss because no one wants to come across as judgmental. However, the percentage of children with diabetes has been on the rise for many years now. Children who are obese, turn into adults who are obese (more often than not). This leads to a whole range of health problems for people of all ages- children turn into adults, and adults turn into seniors. Obesity increases your risk for: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and even things you wouldn’t even consider…. like pain in the joints from excess weight. Read the rest of this entry »
Can you imagine a time where there is a breakthrough so significant, that there are cures for things like heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even the aging process? According to this article, research has been done that shows the blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. If this happens in mice, could this also happen in humans? Perhaps; but a caution was noted: to wake up old stem cells in older adults may mean they multiply uncontrollably; leading to cancer. I’ll leave it to scientist to keep pushing onward. I look forward to an update on this in the years to come.