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Depression Linked to Obesity in Teen Girls

The idea that obesity is more closely linked to mental health than physical addictions has long been a pop psychology canard. Now new research is shedding new light on how depression in particular may be strongly linked with obesity. A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity shows that this could be even more the case for teenage …

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Two Fat Ladies: Obese Clarissa Dickson Wright, Dead At 66

Clarissa Dickson Wright has died at the age of 66. Dickson Wright and her late co-host Jennifer Paterson, both now deceased, were unashamed of being “fat”. Dickson Wright was a BBC 2 cooking show chef who starred alongside Jennifer Paterson in the popular show Two Fat Ladies from 1996 to 1999. The show ended due to her producer and co-host’s …

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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 children suffering from sleep apnea as well as other health concerns such as diabetes. CHEO Research Institute’s principal investigator Dr. …

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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 and one-third of school-age children (including adolescents) are overweight or obese in the U.S. About 30 percent of low-income preschoolers …

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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 is still continuing to get larger. A Gallup poll last week found that over 27% of American adults could be …

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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, but the current state of obesity in the U.S. is still being described as an epidemic by health professionals. Gallup …

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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 also have to clearly state added sugars like corn syrup, white and brown sugar, and fruit juice concentrate, according to …

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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 many states throughout the country were seeing drops in the rates of childhood obesity for low-income children. That encouraging statistic …

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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 sleep apnea. When one looks at the numbers of those claiming to be a victim of sleep apnea, one can …

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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. The weight loss industry continues to be made up of companies pandering non-FDA approved pills and questionable programs with short …

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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 an epidemic. In case there was any doubt that fast food is strongly linked with being overweight, a new study …

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Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention

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. In 2013, the CDC reports that over 1/3 of US adults are currently obese. Despite acknowledging the issues, scientists have …

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