Eat too much and you might wind up obese. Eat the wrong things and watch your cholesterol shoot through the roof. As if that’s not enough, doctors have found that, taken together, conditions like high blood pressure and obesity are good predictors of illnesses including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that obesity in men lowers their mental ability? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You’ve probably seen them on “60 Minutes”: 800-pound giants so trapped in fat that they can barely walk. While people that big are a rarity, many Americans do suffer from obesity.
So instead of saying that exercising decreases your risk for certain health problems, it’s more correct to say that not exercising increases your risk for those problems.
After digestion, glucose travels throughout the body in the blood stream. It enters all of our cells with the help of a hormone called insulin: insulin picks up the glucose and carries it into each cell, like a groom carrying a bride over the threshold.