Obesity increases the duration of influenza virus shedding during infection

Obesity is a rising epidemic that is associated with a number of chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease but a growing body of evidence shows that it is also associated with worse outcomes from infectious diseases including influenza. Obesity is associated with increased risk of severe complications from influenza virus infections including hospitalization. We…

Carbonation in beverages may be responsible for increased food consumption related to obesity

Research overwhelmingly suggests that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages including pop and juice is linked with obesity and type-2 diabetes. Specifically, overconsumption of sugar can lead to excessive weight gain and an increased risk of type-2 diabetes. Many people turn to diet drinks sweetened with artificial sweeteners to cut their consumption of sugar while still enjoying…