Obesity Increases Risk of Dying: COVID-19

Those excess pounds are something to worry about during a viral pandemic. Obesity increases the risk of dying from COVID-19. If you're overweight, you are also at increased risk for hospitalization during this influenza pandemic.

We're all scared. We're all looking for good news. There is some, but first I'm here to tell the awful truth about excess pounds and influenza infections in hopes of saving your life or the life of someone you love.

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Brain Shrinks as Your Belly Grows?

Does your brain shrink as your belly grows? The answer, sadly, is "Yes".

Our beloved Western Diet, loaded with fat and added sugar, makes us gain weight, changes our risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and alters the structure and function of our brains. Read the related post "Western Diet Makes You Stupid." https://carbohydrateconfessions.com/western-diet-makes-you-stupid/

We'll take a closer look at the evidence showing that obesity makes the brain shrink. The scientific term for brain shrinkage is atrophy. The post title was drawn from an article by Willette and Ka...