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  • Obese children exercise to lose weight
    Obesity rates up in six states; impoverished minorities at risk
    Americans are still too obese, according to a new report, The State of Obesity, which has been publishing statistics on obesity for 11 years. Obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions, and increasing in six states, according to the report,...
  • Overconsumption
    Eating ourselves to death, an un-holistic approach updated
    Not only are North Americans eating themselves to death, overconsumption is an epidemic disease that is absorbing the human race. A disease that we have all allowed to be inflicted upon us, almost joyously humans have rushed to the factory...
  • Taking Control of Childhood Obesity
    Taking Control of Childhood Obesity
    The good news in weight control concerning preschoolers is twofold; number one: our smallest children are becoming healthier, setting themselves up for a long and healthy life and number two: the adults are paying attention to what their child...
  • Obesity on the rise
    Health hazards of obesity
    Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and also in other countries afar.Obesity is a very unhealthy bodily condition that means a person is extremely overweight and at a higher risk from other serious illnesses.Obesity is mostly graded...
  • Obese children and adults
    NBC News reports kindergartners who are heavy will probably be obese teens
    Research shows that young children who are over weight or obese will be obese teens, and teens that are obese are probably going to be obese adults.According to an article at NBC NEWS“Overweight kindergartners are four times as likely as...
  • Scale
    Researchers find there's no such thing as 'fat and healthy'
    A study has proclaimed that there is no such thing as 'fat and healthy." Even if a person with a high BMI doesn't have any of the usual weight-related conditions, such as heart problems and diabetes, they still aren't considered...
  • Halloween obese letter sparks outrage among parents of trick-or-treaters
    Halloween obese letter sparks outrage among parents of trick-or-treaters
    For many, Halloween is a day to dress up, have fun, go back to childhood, and give children the freedom to indulge in overly sweet candy at the expense of neighbors. But for one woman in North Dakota, instead of giving out sweet treats, she plans...
  • Mature overweight man sitting in armchair
    BMI in men strongly linked to prostate cancer mortality
    Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of cancer mortality in menStudies on whether obesity is linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer death post-radical prostatectomy are conflicting.Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Southern...
  • Obesity
    Obesity and your health
    According to the National Library of Medicine, “Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from...
  • Life expectancy in 50+ adults may depend by weight gain
    Life expectancy in 50+ adults may depend by weight gain
    Some slightly overweight adults in their 50s may risk shortening their life expectancy if they gain a lot of weight, a study by Ohio State Universitysuggests. The findings were announced on September 19, 2013, and were published in the &ldquo...
  • Why coffee and tea may be good for your liver
    Why Coffee and Tea May be Good For Your Liver
    It’s bad enough to have your health care professional tell you you’re overweight or even in the obese category, but when she also gives you a diagnosis of a fatty liver, it’s even more unflattering.Fatty liver disease means that...
  • Parents cautioned: The longer kids are obese the greater the heart disease risk
    Parents cautioned: The longer kids are obese the greater the heart disease risk
    Monday, theNational Institutes of Health (NIH)highlighted in the weeklyResearch Mattersupdate, recent findings that shows the amount of time spentobeseduring childhood and adolescence increases theriskof developingheart diseaselater in life.The...
  • Monetizing Obesity
    Medical muggers: Obesity hyperbole becomes epidemic of greed
    "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." Literally? No, that's just an example of hyperbole."She's as skinny as a toothpick." Sorry, more hyperbole."AMA declares obesity a disease." Haha. Like if a really fat...
  • Wanna lose weight? Move up in the world.
    Wanna lose weight? Move up in the world.
    Earlier this year, researchers at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, found that even when such things as education, employment status, diet, smoking, income and physical activity were taken into account, those living at higher...
  • Cans
    Plastic food packaging doubles obesity risks
    Maybe it’s not what you’re eating that’s making you fat. Maybe it’s what your food is packed in.A new Kaiser Permanente study has found that girls between 9 and 12 years of age with higher-than-average levels of bisphenol-A...