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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Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Are you a diet cola junkie? Sorry, we come bearing bad news. Earlier this week, a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism pointed out something that the beverage industry would like you to ignore: accumulating evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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Should Obesity be Labeled as a Disease?

Should Obesity be Labeled as a Disease?

The American Medical Association has been on our radar recently, and this week has made quite some headlines with a groundbreaking recommendation: Obesity should be labeled a disease. Why is this important? Until now, obesity has been considered a precursor … Continue reading

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Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and debilitating chronic disease of modern society. One in Three (!) Americans has either diabetes or pre-diabetes. Tens of millions of Americans are prediabetic or in early stages of type 2 diabetes and … Continue reading

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Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

Ambushed by Big Soda on the Soccer Field

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, it originally appeared here. Something happened on the soccer fields last weekend that made cupcakes seem tame by comparison: A rep from 7 Up worked the crowd, offering free diet soda … Continue reading

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Woohoo!!! Weight Loss Surgery for All, Coming Soon…

Woohoo!!! Weight Loss Surgery for All, Coming Soon…

Bariatric surgery, once seen as the last resort of the morbidly obese, is slowly becoming a viable option for additional populations on the obesity spectrum. The idea behind these surgeries is to reduce the size of the stomach, in one … Continue reading

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