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on Thu Nov 27 7:43 AM

How to avoid more gastric surgery? Five ways we can change our health culture | Sarah Boseley | Comment is free


Prevention is key to limiting the impact of widespread obesity on the NHS, which is why we need a wholesale change in attitudeRedesigning the human gut is a pretty extreme measure to cope with the junk food and all-day eating culture of the 21st...
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on Thu Nov 27 1:02 AM

Latin American Herald Tribune - Caribbean Public Health Agency Aims to Reduce Child Obesity by 2025


The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, published a Plan of Action for Promoting Healthy Weights: 2014 – 2019, part of a push to reduce obesity among children and adolescents by 2025.
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on Wed Nov 26 7:10 PM

Tripling weight loss surgeries would cut type 2 diabetes treatment bill | Society


Up to two million people could be eligible, though it is not seen as a long-term solution for obesityThe number of obese people having weight loss surgery needs to double or triple in the UK so the soaring bill for treating type 2 diabetes can be...
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on Tue Nov 25 9:00 AM

Calorie Counts Mandated at Chain Restaurants, FDA Says: MedlinePlus


Rules also apply to theater popcorn, bakeries and ice cream parlors Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Labeling, Obesity
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on Thu Nov 20 5:24 PM

Obesity Costs Global Economy $2 Trillion


Obesity costs the global economy as much as smoking or war and terrorism, and exacts a toll greater than that caused by alcoholism. The price tag in healthcare costs and missed work days as a result of obesity is estimated to hover around 2.8...
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on Wed Nov 19 7:22 AM

From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain's Health


Poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age, a slew of new research shows.
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on Sat Nov 15 8:59 AM

American Way: It is time to curb the great American sugar rush


As the costs of America's obesity epidemic continues to soar, a vote to tax fizzy drinks could herald a change in attitudes to a nation's sugar addiction, writes Peter Foster in Washington
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on Mon Nov 10 11:28 AM

No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead | Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.


Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest...
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on Sat Nov 8 11:45 AM

Your Brain Might Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts


Everyone knows weight loss is challenging. But you might not be aware of just how unsuccessful the task can be. According to the 2011 Food & Health Survey, 77 percent of Americans were trying to lose weight or were avoiding weight gain....
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on Fri Nov 7 4:05 PM

New drug for common liver disease improves liver health


Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Liver Diseases
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