Obesity Cause and Help

What can promoting a healthy diet early in life do to your child

2014-08-07 11:58
Bottle feeding a child

Horribly poor diets coupled with sedentary lifestyles are igniting the obesity epidemic which generates more than emotional problems linked to appearance. Obesity is associated with higher rates of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and premature death. New research shows that in order to effectively win the war against obesity it is important to begin promoting a healthy diet early in life.

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Eat Green and Lose the Weight: How Greans Help Your Weight Loss

2014-08-02 11:46
Eating healthy

Did you eat your greens today? Green plant membranes found in foods such as spinach, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce and broccoli sprouts have been found to actually help curb your appetite leading to healthy weight loss.

Fresh raw green leafy vegetables are long known to be among the most healthful foods you can eat. Studies confirm that a diet high in these veggies can lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

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Extreme obesity may catastrophically decrease life expectancy

2014-07-09 13:03
Too obese to work

There has been deepening concerns about the growing obesity epidemic worldwide. Obesity appears to be primarily due to unhealthy eating patterns and sedentary lifestyles. Obesity is associated with a myriad of serious health conditions. Recent research has shown that the decrease in life expectancy with extreme obesity is often catastrophic.

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Nature and nurture are at the root of food addiction

2014-06-16 16:39
Sweet addicting desserts

As the obesity epidemic becomes more apparent the problem of food addiction has surfaced as a serious problem. The problem is so serious some interests have suggested that one of the most addicting high calorie foods, sugar, is actually a drug and should be regulated as if it is a drug. New research indicates nature and nurture play a role in food addiction.

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You may be drinking higher levels of harmful sugar in soda than you thought

2014-06-11 18:13
Sugary soda

Excess fructose has been associated with serious health problems. We like to think that at least we may be able to place some controls over the risk from fructose in soda due to labels which help us monitor our consumption of this harmful sugar. However, recent research shows the labels on soda may be misleading and you may be consuming more harmful sugar than you thought.

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

2014-06-09 23:43
Popeye

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Obese candidates have little chance in U.S. elections

2014-05-26 15:21
An image of a thin and fit President Obama

It has been suspected by many people ever since the founding of the United States that to be successful as a political candidate one of the most important factors is you have to look good. It appears that obese candidates are scorned by the typical American voter as representing something very undesirable. A positive assessment of the trend to elect thin and fit candidates to political office in the USA could be that Americans want their political leaders to be healthy and to evoke images of being healthy.

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Calorie counts may be required on restaurant menus soon

2014-04-29 13:57
FDA to soon issue label rules for restaurants and elsewhere

If you are a calorie counter, you’ll appreciate knowing that you could soon see how many calories are in the dishes you order at restaurants and elsewhere, as soon as the FDA releases its final food label rules, which is expected to happen sometime this year.

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Mortality risks associated with being overweight may be worse than thought

2014-04-09 07:24
A fattening meal

There has been a growing awareness of the evolving obesity epidemic. It appears that more people than ever are overweight or obese. This problem seems to be primarily associated with poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. It has been known for awhile that being overweight or obese is associated with increased mortality. A new study shows that the mortality risks from such weight problems are worse than previously thought.

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Being overweight may make you lazy

2014-04-07 19:54
An overweight lazy woman

It often appears that overweight people are unusually lazy and yet it is wrong to assume this is why they weigh too much. In other words we are often lead to think that someone who is basically sedentary and lazy will become overweight and not the other way around. New research shows that being overweight may in fact be a major causative factor in making people lazy.

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Diet, Exercise Important Even if Scale Does Not Budge

2014-03-26 08:41
Diet and Exercise

Being overweight does raise your – and your child’s – risk for negative health issues, however, don’t let the scale be the final judge over your total health. Eating well and exercising is extremely important, even if the scale doesn’t move in the right direction.

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Obesity and depression are clearly linked

2014-03-24 20:06
An overweight young girl eating pizza

There is a clear association between obesity and depression. Obesity has been reaching almost epidemic levels in recent years. Poor diets and sedentary lifestyles appear to be the biggest culprits for obesity. Aside from anticipated problems with increased rates of diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer and heart disease with obesity, there is also a clear link to depression. Also, depressed people are often more likely to become obese due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise.

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Being around takeaway food outlets raises the odds of being obese

2014-03-17 20:39
A fattening fast food cheeseburger

Obesity has become an epidemic problem across the world. The serious health conditions which are associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and emotional problems makes obesity worth fighting. Clearly, poor dietary patterns with a lack of adequate exercise are associated with a higher risk for obesity. And so aside from encouraging more daily exercise, it is also advisable to persuade people to stay away from unhealthy fattening foods.

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Bedroom televisions may contribute to obesity in kids

2014-03-05 18:49
A kid watching TV in bed

The growing awareness of the obesity problem in kids has prompted parents, physicians and schools to pay more attention to what kids are fed. Along with encouraging eating more low fat, low sugar and low calorie foods there have also been more aggressive efforts than ever to encourage our kids to be more active. Being too sedentary clearly increases the chances kids will suffer from obesity.

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Unsaturated fat may prevent abdominal fat accumulation

2014-02-26 18:03
Abdominal fat

Obesity has become a catastrophic epidemic problem worldwide. Clearly, poor dietary patterns coupled with sedentary lifestyles are to blame. Obesity is associated with serious negative health consequences including heart disease, diabetes and emotional problems. Of great concern to people concerned about weight control problems is the accumulation of abdominal fat, which also causes serious problems with their appearance. New research shows that eating unsaturated fats can help prevent abdominal fat accumulation.

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Owning modern devices is associated with obesity

2014-02-12 08:22
A young child watching TV

The obesity epidemic worldwide is for real. There appears to be a clear association between obesity and sedentary lifestyles coupled with poor dietary patterns which have become commonplace in our modern world. An awareness of the variables which are actually associated with the obesity epidemic, and associated rise in cases of diabetes, should lead to better considerations of how to better deal with this serious problem.

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Waist circumference is associated with cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents

2014-01-29 18:56
Excess fat on the waist

There has been a rise in cardiometabolic disease in kids which has been associated with the obesity epidemic. It is important to be able to detect kids who are at risk for cardiometabolic disease as early as possible in order to attempt to circumvent the progession towards this illness and associated complications. Research has shown simply checking for obesity is not as accurate a predictor of this problem as a measurement of the waist circumference of kids.

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Psychological problems may be associated with a disease label of obesity

2014-01-29 13:35
An obese woman

The obesity epidemic is serious. Stories about this epidemic have been permeating the news. In spite of an increased awareness of the rising incidence of obesity and associated serious health problems, there appears to be more people addicted to unhealthy, fattening food and drinks than ever before. In 2013 the American Medical Association labeled obesity as being a disease. New research implies the label of obesity as a disease may have negative psychological consequences.

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Exercise Outside This Winter for Greater Weight Loss

2014-01-27 08:09
Winter exercise and weight loss

When the weather turns cold, you are probably more likely to hit the treadmill at the gym versus heading outside in freezing temps for a run. You may want to rethink that decision if your goal is weight loss. A new study suggests that regular exposure to cold weather may be a healthy and sustainable way to help lose weight.

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Food addiction is real, affecting middle-aged women most

2014-01-25 12:41
New study suggests food addiction is real

Although there continues to be a debate surrounding the existence of so-called “food addiction”, new research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that some women may indeed be addicted to certain foods, as opposed to just eating them because they like the taste.

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