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Weight Loss: Put Down the Junk Food and Step Away

Weight Loss: Put Down the Junk Food and Step Away

By Mike Tuttle April 9, 2014

Every day we are overwhelmed with various weight loss strategies and every day many of them hit home because, honestly, most Americans could stand to be a lot more healthier than they are. Programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, …

Sleep Apnea Linked to Childhood Obesity Sleep Apnea Linked to Childhood Obesity

Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted and may stop during the sleep schedule. Recent reports claim that this disorder may afflict not only adults, but also children. Previous research has focused on behavioral issues for …

Sugar Guidelines: Listen Up, Americans Sugar Guidelines: Listen Up, Americans

With the rate of obesity rising every year and more than two-thirds of U.S. adults overweight or obese, the World Health Organization decided it was time to change intake guidelines. Children’s numbers show about a quarter of 2-5 year olds …

Mississippi Still the Fattest State, Shows Poll Mississippi Still the Fattest State, Shows Poll

Last month a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed encouraging data suggesting that future generations may be slimmer than the current population of America. Despite the good long-term news, the population of aging Americans …

U.S. Obesity Rate Up Again in 2013 U.S. Obesity Rate Up Again in 2013

Earlier this week the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics showing that obesity among children ages two to five has dropped significantly over the past decade. This is a positive sign for America’s future health, …

Food Labels Will Soon Be Easier to Decipher Food Labels Will Soon Be Easier to Decipher

Food labels are changing for the first time in 20 years in an effort to continue the fight against obesity. They will begin prominently displaying things like calories for the typical serving size for regular people, not supermodels. They will …

Childhood Obesity Rates Continue to Drop Childhood Obesity Rates Continue to Drop

Though obesity rates in the U.S. continue to hover at levels that healthcare professionals call epidemic, some good news is beginning to take shape for the future. Last summer the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that …

Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications

Last summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs was tasked with a strange goal. The VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation asked the VA to find ways to address the epidemic that was claims being filed for those veterans suffering from …

Weight Loss Surgery: Why Do So Few Qualify? Weight Loss Surgery: Why Do So Few Qualify?

One of the hardest challenges for individuals struggling with obesity is to lose weight. For these persons exercise often doesn’t help and neither does dieting. “Yo-yo dieting”, where weight is temporarily lost and then regained, can make weight problems worse. …

Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity

Fast food restaurants are ubiquitous in the U.S. Small-town streets across the country are lined with a variety of junk food, displaying the troubled American relationship with food that has helped cause obesity levels health researchers now refer to as …

Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention
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It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. …

Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health

Last summer the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to officially define obesity as a disease. The AMA’s members hope that the reclassification will require medical professionals to more directly intervene with obese patients. The group’s intentions were to encourage a …

How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health
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Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some …

Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep
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Though the prevalence of obese preschool-age children in the U.S. is on the decline in some states, health researchers still consider the problem of obesity to be an epidemic in the country. Now, a new study has revealed what could …

Weight Linked to Heart Health More Than Fitness Weight Linked to Heart Health More Than Fitness

Though it had long been assumed that fitness was more important to health than a bit of excess fat, research is now beginning to show that weight may be even more important than fitness. A study last last year found …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea? Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?
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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …

Most Americans Want to Lose Weight, Only Half Try Most Americans Want to Lose Weight, Only Half Try
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In addition to shopping, the Thanksgiving holiday is largely about food. Families across the U.S. last week stuffed themselves with a variety of traditional foods including Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Though Americans look forward to holiday feasts, it seems that …