Tag Archive | "obesity"

Obesity Rates in America Continue to Rise, Adenovirus May Play Role

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Obesity Rates in America Continue to Rise, Adenovirus May Play Role

The latest examination of obesity rates by the CDC comes to some sobering conclusions about the state of public health in America. Their findings show a block of states, mostly concentrated in the South, now have obesity rates over 30%. Back in 1990, no states were over 20%, making the run-up in the last 20 years remarkable.

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Fructose in Disease – Great Video

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Is Childhood Obesity the Parent’s Fault?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Is Childhood Obesity the Parent’s Fault?

Childhood obesity is becoming a hot topic in health circles, even to the point of being called an epidemic. Experts estimate that 20% of children between the ages of 6 and 17 are overweight, predisposing them to terrible diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Why have the world's children ballooned over the past hundred years? (photo by photomequickbooth from flickr).

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Deja Vu? FTC Sizes Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity

Friday, December 18, 2009

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Deja Vu?  FTC Sizes Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity

The breath of the obesity epidemic being witnessed in the United States is troubling. Theories have been entertained to determine what is causing the obesity problem in children. Sedentary activities like video games and television regularly are brought out to the whipping post as the cardinal reason for the rapid rise but another view, that of food marketing to youth, has received increasing attention. That attention culminated in a summit put together by the FTC called Sizing Up. We attended - check out what happened.

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When You Should Eat

Thursday, September 17, 2009

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When You Should Eat

More often than not, dieters focus exclusively on what's going into their bodies. They cut out food groups, add food groups, count calories and create meal plans. But research has found out that while what you eat does matter, when you eat has a big impact, too. According to new research from Northwestern University published in the journal Obesity, eating at night can increase weight gain by more than 25%! (Thanks to Zach Sheppard for this photo)

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Are Chicken Sandwiches More Nutritious Than Burgers?

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Are Chicken Sandwiches More Nutritious Than Burgers?

Many of us buy prepackaged meals in the hopes of eating healthier without having to cook. We assume that a chicken salad sandwich, for example, is better for us than a Big Mac. But what do we really get when we eat ready-made meals? Which?, a consumer advocate organization in the UK, decided to find out.

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Lose Weight – Eat Breakfast!

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Lose Weight – Eat Breakfast!

Let's be honest - a lot of us are interested in nutrition for the purposes of weight loss. Here we discuss the scientifically proven benefits behind eating a good breakfast. (Image thanks to Flickr User oosp)

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Is what you drink more important than what you eat?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Is what you drink more important than what you eat?

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD have found that the liquid calories we drink, in everything from sports drinks to soda, have more of an effect on our weight than the solid ones. It's not that you are what you eat - you are what you drink.

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Fructose, Insulin Resistance – Together At Last

Friday, March 6, 2009

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Fructose, Insulin Resistance – Together At Last

Today, researchers from Yale announced new findings that demonstrate the mechanism by which the fructose sugars found in both refined table sugar and high fructose corn syrup cause a reduction in insulin sensitivity, a key stage in the development of both obesity and diabetes.

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Low Calorie Diets – Ideal Nutrition or Starvation?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Low Calorie Diets – Ideal Nutrition or Starvation?

Most people think a low-calorie diet is the epitome of health. Diet drinks stress their lack of calories as a major selling point, as do perfectly portioned meals. “Eat small amounts, as few fats as possible, and you’ll feel better” – or so the advice goes. But how healthy is a restricted calorie diet? Should we all just be eating less?

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