FitLinks: Black Pepper Fights Fat?
In May 2012, the top fitness articles ranged from new research that explores the fat fighting abilities of black pepper to how drinking water at meals can help curb appetite and promote better food choices. A particularly important study this month supports the Waist to Height ratio as a more reliable predictor of health than BMI that is now the standard of measuring health across populations.
There were also some very sobering predictions about the state of fitness in the U.S. In one study, scientists predict the number of Americans with diabetes will rise 64% to 53 million by 2025. Another by the CDC predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese and 11 percent will be severely obese by the year 2030. This means more than 32 million more people will fall into one of these categories costing our healthcare system over $500B.
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The last day of every month, we include links to most relevant news, research, articles, and videos that we find during the month that are informative, useful, entertaining, or a combination of all three. If you ever come across an article or video that is worthy of being added to our monthly review, let us know!