Weight Loss And Your Brain

Weight Loss And Your Brain

There are many reasons to lose weight, but if you needed more motivation, new research points to an interesting relationship between your brain and your weight. Obese people have a 35 percent higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to … Continue reading

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Fast Food Accounts for 11% of America’s Calorie Intake

Fast Food Accounts for 11% of America’s Calorie Intake

The CDC, our government’s statistics lab, has published a report on fast food calories in America. The study covers the years 2007-2010. Here are some numbers that explain why McDonald’s stock has ballooned alongside our waistlines: During 2007–2010, adults consumed, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Bragging Rights

A Mother’s Bragging Rights

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD and was originally posted here. There’s a brand new way to brag about our kids: Talk about how much they hate junk food. It’s not enough that we crow … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus, one of the most popular children’s icons, is not an appropriate role model for kids these days, a comical holiday report from the British Medical Journal says. A review of literature found that: Santa made a reckless role … Continue reading

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Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Worrying numbers from a government conference in Washington DC this week: Obese Americans — those who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight — cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double … Continue reading

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