REUTERS: More Evidence That There May Be No Such Thing As “Fat And Fit”
"Obese people have an increased risk of kidney disease even when they don’t have health problems like high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar that can impair renal function, a large Korean study suggests." Read full story.
Chicago Tribune: Vosges Recalls 135 Pounds of Chocolate Sold at Trader Joe's
"The bacon chocolate bars manufactured by Vosges were being sold in Trader Joe's stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, according to a news release. The product contains coconut, but doesn't declare that on the label. In total, 720 bars, labeled as "Trader Joe's Uncured Bacon Ganache Bar," are being recalled." Read full story.
WSJ: Stress Raises Cholesterol More Than You Think
"Of all the factors contributing to high cholesterol, many cardiologists say one often goes unmentioned in advice for patients: stress. Yet chronic stress from a tough job, a strained relationship or other anxiety-producing situations can play a role—along with poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise—in causing lipid concentrations to rise, they say. Cholesterol deposited by LDL can accumulate in the arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis, which can reduce blood flow." Read full story.