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How a New Kind of Care Helps Your Fatigue, Aches, Pains

Tags: chronic fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes, integrative medicine, metabolic syndrome, obesity

Concerned about pain, fatigue, metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia or headache? Integrative functional medicine looks deeply at what ails you to bring healing.

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You, Your Breathing and Belly Fat (Video)

Tags: cancer, diabetes, diet, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, video, weight loss

Abdominal fat increases your risk for developing life-threatening diseases. It also affects your breathing. Discover how belly fat affects your lungs in this video from Michael Roizen, MD, Wellness Institute Chair, and get some inspiration for trimming your waistline.

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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.


Early Intervention for Obese Children

Tags: children heart, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, metabolic syndrome, obese children, prevention, risk factors

Fat affects the function of key organ systems. It is associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.