America's Secret Addiction

Written by Virginia Bola, PsyD

Virginia Bola is a licensed clinical psychologist with deep interests in Social Psychology and politics. She has performed therapeutic services for more than 20 years and has studiedrepparttar effects of cultural forces and employment

How to Lose Belly Fat: Latest Secrets from the Research Labs, Part 2

Written by David L. Kern

In this series of articles, you will learn exactly how to lose belly fat, using 10 proven techniques from medical studies and laboratories aroundrepparttar world. ________________________________

Abdominal fat is now seen as a growing health hazard, an indicator and contributor to “Syndrome X,” or metabolic syndrome. The risks of metabolic syndrome go far beyond a bulge at your waistline, and include heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

If you’re over 40, it’s time to get serious about reducing your abdominal fat. Not just for your waistline, but to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease.

How to Lose Belly Fat: Secret #2 - DHEA

DHEA is a human hormone that has also been found in certain types of yams. While some ofrepparttar 131157 research on DHEA and fat loss is inconclusive, a new study published inrepparttar 131158 prestigious JAMA (Journal ofrepparttar 131159 American Medical Association) in 2004 is turning heads.

Inrepparttar 131160 JAMA study, 28 men and 28 women, ranging from 65 to 78 years of age, took 50 mg. of non-prescription DHEA for 6 months. The DHEA treatment produced “significant decreases” in both abdominal fat and ordinary fat. In addition, insulin sensitivity was also substantially improved.

The researchers concluded that “DHEA replacement could play a role in prevention and treatment ofrepparttar 131161 metabolic syndrome associated with abdominal obesity.” Primarily, I would add, in elderly people- or people with low levels of DHEA.

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