THE success of anti-smoking and road trauma ads has led to a new graphic television campaign in Queensland, this time targeting obesity.
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A study suggests that consistently ranking Southern states as the heaviest isn't a (completely) accurate portrayal. Studies have shown that the South is the most obese part of the United States. From a 2012 Centers for Disease Control report: "The South had the highest prevalence of obesity (29.5%), followed by the Midwest (29.0%), the Northeast (25.3%) and the West...
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"It turns out that obesity may be detectable as a gas, thanks to organisms that inhabit our gut," Time reports in an article entitled "Can You Smell Obesity?" Eau de Obesity is in the breath of obese people, although so far only scientific instruments have been able to pick up ... More »
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Parents must understand the psychology behind food-related advertising to children, get wise to current formats, and initiate consumer action. Turns out, a generation of kids has been taught that food is fun, rather than fuel. Read more: Junk Food Advertising to Children, Let's Move, Junk Food Ads, Advertising, Marketing to Kids, Unhealthy Diets, Junk Food Marketing,...
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Smoking, heavy drinking and obesity are among the health factors responsible for Brown County's mediocre showing in a study rating the healthiest counties nationwide.
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Some not-so-sweet numbers While the science linking sugary drinks with obesity and illness is still uncertain, one new study has come up with a number: 180,000 deaths a year worldwide may be associated with sodas, sports drinks, fruit drinks and other sweet, sweet beverages. In the U.S., 25,000 deaths in 2010 were related to drinking sugary drinks, the study estimated. But...
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Intriguing research suggests that the children of women who have the weight-loss procedure before becoming pregnant are slimmer and have fewer obesity-related illnesses.
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By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 04/30/2013 06:53 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Breast implants may make it more difficult to detect breast cancer at an early stage, a new analysis suggests. In the study of women with breast cancer, those with breast implants tended to be diagnosed at a later stage than women without implants. However, the...
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The best weapon in the battle against obesity may already be in the hands of children and teenagers. That’s the thinking behind the work of several researchers and technologists around the country who hope to turn cell phones into devices that can help young people make healthier food and lifestyle choices. A recent Pew Internet [...]
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BPA a possible new environmental obesogen shows impact on girls but not boysThe prevalence of obesity in U.S. children is close to 20%. This is especially alarming given the well-known consequences of overweight and obesity which include...
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