Global Obesity Rates Are Skyrocketing

Global Obesity Rates Are Skyrocketing

A recent report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), covering data from 188 countries, determined that 30% of the world’s population is overweight or obese. That’s 2.1 BILLION people, and growing. Obesity is a threat to public … Continue reading

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Breathalyzer Test for Obesity

Breathalyzer Test for Obesity

Every day, more evidence piles in connecting the trillions of bacteria residing in the human gut to virtually every aspect of our health and bodily functions. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism last year used … Continue reading

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Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Dannon Promises to Reduce Sugar…to Levels *Above* Current Offering

Last week in Washington DC, Dannon pledged to improve the nutrition profile of its yogurts. At the annual meeting of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the yogurt behemoth promised the following changes by 2016: Improve the nutrient density by … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

Youth obesity in King County in Washington dropped from 9.5 percent to 7.9 percent after a 2-year intervention geared at middle and high school students. The public health experiment took place in several low-income school districts in the county, while … Continue reading

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How Do Children Become Obese?

How Do Children Become Obese?

Want to know which kids are going to be obese in middle school? Take a look at 5-year-olds in preschool and you have a good chance to foretell. In a study published last week in The New England Journal of … Continue reading

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Overweight and Drinking Diet Cola? You May Gain Even More!

Overweight and Drinking Diet Cola? You May Gain Even More!

Diet soft drinks have been around for decades. You would expect them to help people lose weight. But the world’s obesity epidemic is just getting worse.  There are many factors that lead to weight gain, but could the consumption of … Continue reading

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How to Maintain a 150 Pound Weight Loss for Decades

How to Maintain a 150 Pound Weight Loss for Decades

This is a guest post by Michael Prager. When I get before audiences to discuss my campaign for personal sustainability, I illustrate it with a core fact from my time on the earth: I am maintaining a 155-pound loss for … Continue reading

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Oh No! Adult Obesity Rates Still Rising

Oh No! Adult Obesity Rates Still Rising

Childhood obesity seemed to be leveling off in the US in the last year. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for us adults. 27.2 percent of Americans are now obese, a full percentage point up from last year. To paint … Continue reading

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Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Last month, Mexican lawmakers voted to tax unhealthy foods and beverages. Come January, if you buy a soft drink, you’ll need to cough up an extra peso (8 cents) for each liter (quart) of brown liquid candy. The same fee … Continue reading

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