January 7th, 2010

Obesity as one of the greatest health threats

By Kelley Luckstein

New research indicates that obesity causes as much or more disease than smoking, and some experts are warning that the rise in obesity could lead to the first decline in life expectancy.

 

Mayo Clinic endocrinologist James Levine believes the key to curing what he calls the "sitting disease" is to get moving.

 

James Levine: MD, endocrinologist and director of the NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) Center at the Mayo Clinic. His book "Move a Little, Lose a Lot" is now out in paperback.

 

MPR MidMorning, by Kerri Miller, 1/6/10

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, NEAT, Obesity

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