Obesity Cause and Help

Childhood obesity is at epidemic levels and needs better intervention

2014-01-21 10:50
An overweight girl eating chips

Childhood obesity is at epidemic levels and needs more aggressive intervention. It appears the consumption of too much junk food coupled with sedentary lifestyles is largely to blame for this problem. Kids are targeted for mass marketing campaigns by companies that sell unhealthy high fat, high calorie foods, which is making this problem worse. Clearly, more aggressive measures are needed to deal with the problem of childhood obesity.

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Failure to try to help kids eat nutritious food is a form of abuse

2014-01-16 09:23
A kid eating a fattening donut

Fast food has often been pointed to as the primary cause of obesity in kids. Although clearly fast food should not be encouraged for children, this type of food has been found to be only one cause of obesity in children.

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People with metabolic syndrome are hurting themselves by ignoring dietary advice

2014-01-04 10:35
Unhealthy, high fat food

There are a lot of good dietary recommendations to help deal with metabolic syndrome. Unfortunately, a lot of people are ignoring these recommendations and are therefore putting their lives at an increased risk.

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Why Your Friends' Food Choices Are Making You Fat

2013-12-30 10:42
Friends and food

Choosing who you socialize with just got a bit more complicated as new research published December 30, 2013 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that your food choices and portion sizes are significantly influenced by the food choices of your peers.

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Women Beware: Sugary Beverages may Increase Risk of Endometrial Cancer

2013-11-23 12:53
Sugary soft drink

Sugary beverages could raise a woman's risk of endometrial cancer. Here's how.

Intense fears of being hit with gynecological cancers leads women to search aggressively for manners in which to prevent cancer. Information dealing with how women many be able to prevent cancer is always welcomed. News that nutrition can effect the risks for cancer has generated a great deal of interest in eating better. A recent report that sugary beverages may increase the risk for endometrial cancer is therefore of great significance.

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Weight-loss surgery may slow down aging process

2013-11-19 15:37
Gastric bypass surgery

Bariatric surgery not only means better quality life. It also could reverse aging at a cellular level.

Bariatric weight-loss surgery can help patients finally lose the weight that dieting alone could not achieve, but even more, a new study has found that the procedure may also genetically reverse the aging process.

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Weighing in on the debate over aspartame: Coca-Cola defends sweetener in ads

2013-08-15 14:03
Coke launches new ads defending aspartame

On Wednesday, Coca-Cola launched a campaign defending its use of aspartame in the first of a series of ads, which are drawing criticism from a consumer group lobbying to have the sweetener banned.

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Grapes and grape products associated with better health

2013-08-06 13:43
Study confirms grapes and grape products are good for your health

In a new study published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers observed the association of grape consumption from the most common non-alcoholic forms consumed – fresh grapes, raisins and 100%

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