Obesity

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City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight Obesity

A Northern California city says it’s taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids’ meals.

05/27/2015

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Nutritional Education Program Lowers Obesity Rates In Public Schools

Nutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.

04/08/2015

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Sewage Bacteria Levels Reveal Which Cities Have Weight Problems

The community of microbes that live in a person’s gut, known as the microbiome, is intricately tied to that person’s health. The microbiome can influence, and be influenced by, a range of characteristics such as weight, disease, diet, exercise, mood and much more. But it can be difficult to draw large-scale conclusions about what constitutes a “healthy gut” because of the financial and privacy implications of sampling large enough numbers of people.

03/09/2015

A Cafe Du Monde patron pours sugar into a cup of Cafe Au Lait on opening day at Cafe Du Monde on October 19, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous cafe reopened after being closed for more than a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines

It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we’ve been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.

03/04/2015

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Bake Sales The Next Battleground For Childhood Obesity? Doctors Offer New Guidelines For Treating Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a new policy statement that wants parents and teachers to consider healthier or non food options when it comes to bake sales, birthday parties and fundraisers.

02/24/2015

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Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

Raise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.

02/07/2015

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Binge-Watching Linked To Loneliness, Depression, Obesity

Binge watching your favorite shows online can cause feelings of loneliness and depression.

02/01/2015

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Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers Say

This year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.

10/27/2014

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Stanford Researchers Looking For Chocolate Milkshake Drinking Volunteers

Children between the ages of 4 and 8 are needed for a study on how the brain responds to milkshakes to better understand how individual differences in anticipating and tasting pleasurable foods influence risks of becoming overweight or obese.

08/14/2014

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San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

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