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Life’s Simple 7

My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. … This seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have–to live a long, productive healthy life.

Manage blood pressure
Control cholesterol
Reduce blood sugar
Get active
Eat better
Lose weight
Stop smoking

Breakfast vs. dinner

High Caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women
Daniela Jakubowicz, et al.
Obesity. Volume 21, Issue 12,  pages 2504–2512, December 2013

High-calorie breakfast with reduced intake at dinner is beneficial and might be a useful alternative for the management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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Strokes On The Rise (2016)

Strokes On The Rise Among Younger Adults
February 22, 2016

About 10 percent of all strokes occur in people between 18 and 50 years old, and the risk factors include some that Hodge had: high blood pressure, overweight, off-kilter cholesterol, smoking and diabetes.

Obesity Increases Stroke Risk in Young Adults
Opportunity for Prevention
Walter N. Kernan, MD
Stroke. 2015; 46: 1435-1436

Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction

Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity
Cell Metabolism.  August 13, 2015
Kevin D. Hall, et al.

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You Don’t Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says
August 13, 2015


Sugar substitutes linked to obesity

Sugar substitutes linked to obesity
Artificial sweetener seems to change gut microbiome.
17 September 2014

The artificial sweeteners that are widely seen as a way to combat obesity and diabetes could, in part, be contributing to the global epidemic of these conditions.