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Jenni Murray joins growing number of Britons to have gastric surgery | Society

Jenni Murray joins growing number of Britons to have gastric surgery | Society

THE GUARDIAN | on Thu, Aug 28, 9:47 AM

Number of people having drastic weight loss surgery like that undergone by Woman's Hour presenter has soared 2,000% in 10 yearsIn opting to have a gastric band fitted, prompted by despair at her inability to shed weight via dieting and keep it...
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on Wed Aug 27 3:17 PM

Junk food makes rats lose appetite for balanced diet -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, but also reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet, reports a study. "The interesting thing about this finding is that if the same thing...
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Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison | Life and style

Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison | Life and style

THE GUARDIAN | on Sun, Aug 24, 1:00 PM

The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theoryIf you have any interest at all in...
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on Tue Aug 19 9:25 AM

the suburbs make you fat : TreeHugger

TREEHUGGER

Well connected, dense neighborhoods promote walking and reduce obesity. This is news?
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on Mon Aug 18 11:35 AM

Sweaty Spirituality: Fighting Obesity With Paul (Romans 12:1-8) | Jacob D. Myers

HUFFINGTON POST

Obesity is hitting the current generation of U.S. children particularly hard. Do you want to know a secret about working out? Here it is: We don't grow our muscles in the gym. When we lift weights we perform controlled damage to our bodies; we...
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on Wed Aug 13 7:58 AM

Why turning down the thermostat can help you lose weight

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Scientists believe that brown fat may hold the secret to combatting obesity
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Sit on this: the growth of extra-wide deckchairs and king-size toilet seats | Society

Sit on this: the growth of extra-wide deckchairs and king-size toilet seats | Society

THE GUARDIAN | on Tue, Aug 12, 1:11 PM

A British deckchair company is widening their seats due to the population's expanding waistlines - and they're not the only ones making adjustmentsBritain's last dedicated deckchair manufacturer is making seats an inch wider to accommodate...
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on Mon Aug 11 12:50 PM

Program to combat childhood obesity gets kids in daycare moving -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

A turn-key intervention program significantly increased physical activity levels among children in daycare, a study shows. The treatment groups also achieved 91 percent of the physical activity goals in the improvement plans submitted by the...
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on Fri Aug 8 4:33 PM

Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity. Even at low levels, lead is associated with obesity in mice whose...
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on Wed Jun 25 11:46 AM

Diet or exercise? 'Energy balance' real key to disease prevention -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

A majority of Americans are overweight or obese, a factor in the rapid rise in common diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and more. According to research, energy balance is a viable public health solution to address...
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