4/23/2010

Boost your immunity by losing 10 pounds

An Australian study has shown that losing 10 pounds could help boost your immunity system.
"Excess weight disorders now affect 50 percent of adult Australians, with obesity being the major cause of Type 2 diabetes and some cancers," said study researcher Katherine Samaras, a professor at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. In the United States, one-third of the population is considered obese.
"The situation has reached crisis point, and people must be made aware that excess fat will affect their immune systems and therefore their survival," Samaras said.
A weight loss of about 13 pounds was enough to bring the levels of pro-inflammatory cells down to that found in lean people, according to Samaras.

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