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on Fri Dec 12 5:42 PM

Calorie Counts on Menu Boards May Help Us Eat Less | Dr. Lisa Young

HUFFINGTON POST

After much anticipation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally announced its final regulations requiring food establishments with 20 or more locations, including restaurants, fast-food chains, movie theaters, and pizza places, to state...
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on Thu Dec 11 11:55 AM

Discovery may explain why we gain weight -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

Researchers believe they're on track to solve the mystery of weight gain -- and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to...
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on Fri Nov 28 11:52 AM

The 10 Fattest Countries In The World

BUSINESS INSIDER

The number of overweight and obese people has skyrocketed over the past thirty years, jumping from 857 million in 1980 to more than 2 billion in 2013. That's approximately a third of the world's population. In 2010 alone, between 3 and 4 million...
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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

THE GUARDIAN

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

LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE

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

THE GUARDIAN

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

MEDLINE PLUS

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

VOICE OF AMERICA

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

LIVESCIENCE

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

THE TELEGRAPH

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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