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Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk

Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk

Health
July 12 (UPI) -- People who are obese but otherwise healthy do not have an increased rate of mortality, according to a study in Toronto -- conflicting with results of a major study in Europe. Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health followed 54,089 men and women from five cohort studies through 2017. Participants who were otherwise healthy were compared with those with elevated glucose, blood pressure or lipids alone or another metabolic factor, including smoking status, ethnicity, age and lifestyle. Their findings were published Thursday in the journal Clinical Obesity. "This is in contrast with most of the literature and we think this is because most studies have defined metabolic healthy obesity as having up to one metabolic risk factor," said study leader Dr. Jennifer Kuk, ...
Seth Rogen on 'Preacher' violence: 'If you don't like that, then, guess what?'

Seth Rogen on 'Preacher' violence: 'If you don't like that, then, guess what?'

Entertainment
June 24 (UPI) -- Preacher executive producer Seth Rogen acknowledges his blood-soaked series, which routinely challenges the concepts of religion and faith, isn't for everyone. "I think there's so many shows on television now that, to us being different is a good thing. And if you don't like that, then, guess what? There's 100 million other shows that you have the opportunity to watch," Rogen said in a recent teleconference with reporters to promote Season 3 of the supernatural drama. "Our show kept getting protested, which was hilarious, because it's not an easy show to watch, even," he said. "You kind of have to go to AMC here and watch it when it airs, or use the AMC app, which not as many people use as one might hope. So, what we also found is people were seeking out the show to comp...
Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency

Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency

Health
June 21 (UPI) -- A majority of people with potentially life-threatening allergies don't use their epinephrine auto-injectors in an emergency, according to a study. The results are based upon surveys of 917 people, including 450 adults. The findings were published Thursday in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. More than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year, including 4.2 million children with food allergies. Other allergic reactions are to medication, latex and/or insect stings. Although 89 percent of the adults surveyed said they filled their prescriptions, 45 percent said they didn't have their device during their most severe allergic reaction -- despite having had previous medical emergencies. Seventy-eight person said they had been hospitaliz...
Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Finance
Credit scores greatly impact a consumer's financial moves — and how much they'll pay along the way — yet many don't even know how the rating works. Around 40 percent believe, incorrectly, that age and marital status play a role in their three-digit score, according to the Consumer Federation of America's credit card survey, which included interviews with some 1,000 people from May 31 to June 3 of this year. Only around 20 percent of people fully realize how a low credit score can bring on heftier interest-rate charges. Specifically, that borrowers with a low score can pay about $ 5,000 more on a $ 20,000, 60-mont...
You're Basically Wasting Money on Flax Seeds If You Don't Take This Extra Step

You're Basically Wasting Money on Flax Seeds If You Don't Take This Extra Step

Health
If you're stressed for time, you can pay a little extra for the best kind of flaxseed for you. If you've been shelling out dough for flax seed-laden foods—or just for the seeds themselves—you may not be getting all the heart-healthy benefits that you were hoping for.It's true—flax seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and it's worth adding them to weeknight meals, like this classic meatloaf and this freshly seared fish.But note that both of those recipes call for ground flax seeds. This is because you have to grind flax seeds before eating or cooking with them.Getty: Arletta Cwalina / EyeEmBrierley Horton, MS, RD, explains that the human body doesn't fully digest whole flax seeds. In order for you to get all the heart-healthy benefits that flax seeds p