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Almost 3 decades ago, I first read about this risk factor, that increased the risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds it is an even greater public health threat than being overweight.

Aging doesn’t mean the brain function has to decline, and losing cognitive function.  A study has determined that a variety of characteristics may be associated with maintenance of intelligence when people are in the 70s and 80s.   Socially engage, non-smoking senior citizens who exercise at least once a week, have a ninth grade literacy […]