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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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on Mon Nov 10 11:28 AM

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

HUFFINGTON POST

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

PSYCH CENTRAL

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

MEDLINE PLUS

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Liver Diseases
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on Thu Nov 6 10:38 PM

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway | Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

HUFFINGTON POST

Berkeley made history yesterday by becoming the first US city to successfully pass a soda tax. The 1-cent-per-ounce tax, which will cover caloric soda, sports drinks, energy drinks and sweet teas, will take effect Jan. 1 2015. The larger the...
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on Wed Nov 5 7:13 AM

What’s really killing Americans today

SALON

Forget Ebola and ISIS. Research reveals the true threats are obesity, gun violence and prescription drug overdose
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on Tue Nov 4 6:40 PM

High Fat Diets thought to be More Harmful for Men tha

THE DAILY MEAL

"In a study of male and female mice, high-fat diets were shown to be significantly more harmful for male mice and suggest a sexual dimorphism in obesity-related illnesses
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on Tue Nov 4 12:11 PM

Bicycle-friendly city infrastructure in U.S. significantly increases cycling to work by residents, which can improve ...

SCIENCE DAILY

The number of people commuting by bike has increased by 60% over the past decade, but until now, the increase has not been closely tied to a supportive city infrastructure. Researchers evaluated how the development of the Minneapolis Greenway...
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