'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

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Published: December 03, 2013

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) – The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study. Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese people have higher rates of death, heart attack and stroke after 10 years compared with their thinner counterparts, the researchers found. For the full story click here.

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Mandatory calorie postings at fast-food chains does not influence food choice, study

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: December 01, 2013

Posting the calorie content of menu items at major fast-food chains did not change the purchasing habits or decrease the number of calories that customers in Philadelphia in the US consumed, according to research from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the NYU Langone Medical Centre.

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