Global Organizations Urge Coke, Pepsi to Acknowledge Soda's Link to Obesity & Curb Marketing to Kids - CSPI Newsroom

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Published: April 20, 2016

CSPI Newsroom Global Organizations Urge Coke, Pepsi to Acknowledge Soda's Link to Obesity & Curb Marketing to Kids CSPI Newsroom The World Public Health Nutrition Association, World Obesity Federation, Consumers International, and health groups from around the globe are calling on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to adopt and enforce a policy of not marketing sugar drinks to children aged … Global Health Groups Urge Soda Investors to Look at Marketing Curbs Ahead of Annual MeetingsAJMC.com Managed Markets…

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MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO? - The Advocate

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Published: April 17, 2016

MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO? The Advocate If youngsters ate more fruits and vegetables, that could help decrease rising childhood obesity rates. In Louisiana, about one-third of all children ages 10 to 17 are obese or overweight, according to the National Child Policy Research Center …

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People don't know how tall they are, or how much they weigh, and that's confusing obesity research - Quartz

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Published: April 17, 2016

Quartz People don't know how tall they are, or how much they weigh, and that's confusing obesity research Quartz The rapid increase in obesity rates across the world over the past few decades poses a big problem. This increase has not only proved expensive, costing nearly $275 billion annually, but there is also a social cost. The stigma associated with being …

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Why letting teens sleep in could save lives - WCVB Boston

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Published: April 14, 2016

Why letting teens sleep in could save lives WCVB Boston (CNN) "Ask parents of teenagers what they’re worried about, and among the issues they’re likely to bring up is their teens not getting enough sleep. So many teens stay up past midnight and get up early, especially when their school starts, in some … and more

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Missouri jury awards $72M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit - 12NewsNow.Com

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Published: February 23, 2016

A Missouri jury has awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer, which she said was caused by using Johnson & Johnson’s well-known baby powder and other products containing talcum. The civil suit by Jackie Fox of Birmingham was part of a broader claim in the city of St. Louis Circuit Court involving nearly 60 people. Her son took over as plaintiff following his mother’s October 2015 death…

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Study: Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes - TIME

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Published: February 22, 2016

Exposure to air pollution was shown to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes in rats, according to a new study. Researchers from Duke University exposed lab rats either to Beijing air or filtered air for 19 days; at the end, the group that got the highly polluted Beijing air had higher bad cholesterol levels (50%), triglycerides (46%) and total cholesterol (97%), factors that can affect the risk of developing obesity and diabetes, United Press…

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How inequality leads to obesity - The Week Magazine

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Published: February 09, 2016

The Week Magazine How inequality leads to obesity The Week Magazine Everyone who has ever turned to their friends Ben and Jerry for solace following a break-up is aware that painful emotions often lead to overeating. Yet when discussing the obesity epidemic among low-income families, policymakers tend to focus on more …

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Obesity is in our head and in our genes - Genetic Literacy Project

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Published: December 01, 2015

Genetic Literacy Project Obesity is in our head and in our genes Genetic Literacy Project A little more than 100 years ago, Lillian Russell was considered one of the most beautiful women in the US, and more than tipped the scales at 200 pounds. “Pleasantly plump” was considered healthy, and not a health problem. Obesity was a different story.

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Obesity Rates Climb In United States, Eating McDonald's As Bad As Smoking ... - The Inquisitr

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Published: November 29, 2015

The Inquisitr Obesity Rates Climb In United States, Eating McDonald's As Bad As Smoking … The Inquisitr Obesity rates are climbing globally with the US now being the fattest country with one-third of all people obese. This is not a matter of opinion about people of different sizes and accepting of various body shapes and types. Obesity is a disease …

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Patterns of obesity prove resilient - Harvard Gazette

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Published: November 25, 2015

Harvard Gazette Patterns of obesity prove resilient Harvard Gazette Data on obesity show it continuing to climb among adults, though there are indications of a leveling-off among children. Thirty-eight percent of Americans were obese in 2013-2014, up 3 points from 2011-2012 and 6 points from 2003 and 2004. The news on …

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The False Claim that Soda, Junk Food Don't Matter in Obesity - Forbes

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Published: November 13, 2015

Forbes The False Claim that Soda, Junk Food Don't Matter in Obesity Forbes It was an irresistible news nugget for watercooler chit chat: A press release from Cornell University announced “Candy, soda and fast food are not driving the rising obesity trend in the U.S.” What followed were headlines such as Junk Food Isn't To … Research Says Junk Food Is Not the Cause of Obesity: What Is?The Cheat Sheet all 2 news articles »

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Obesity Rates Climb, Hit Genders and Races Differently - Money Talks News (blog)

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Published: November 12, 2015

Obesity Rates Climb, Hit Genders and Races Differently Money Talks News (blog) Are you surprised by the obesity rates of any particular group, or that obesity rates have continued to climb overall? Sound off in our Forums. It's the place where you can speak your mind, explore topics in-depth, and post questions and get answers.

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The future of medicine is food - Quartz

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Published: November 10, 2015

Quartz The future of medicine is food Quartz Since 2012, first and second year students at Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana have been learning how to cook. Since the program launched, Tulane has built the country's first med school-affiliated … Fans of the program, including …

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From Depression to Obesity, One Nerve May Mean Many Cures - Wired

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Published: June 12, 2015

Wired From Depression to Obesity, One Nerve May Mean Many Cures Wired Medical and biotech researchers have spent much of the last two decades developing ways to stimulate the nerve to treat a number of those problems, and with a number of new therapies recently approved by the FDA"including one to treat obesity, of all …

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War on obesity starts with child fitness - Austin American-Statesman

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Published: June 11, 2015

War on obesity starts with child fitness Austin American-Statesman The report focuses on outdoor exercise options, along with rates of smoking, diabetes and obesity, to determine which areas rank the best and worst in overall health. And while the report focuses on larger cities, one can put two and two together to …

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How NY measures childhood obesity - Syracuse.com

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Published: April 19, 2015

Forbes How NY measures childhood obesity Syracuse.com Syracuse, N.Y. — The state Health Department collects information about student weight from each school district for children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 7 and 10. The student's weight status is based on body mass index – BMI … New Research Says There Are 6 'Types' Of Obese Person. Why This Is And Isn't …Forbes Scientists identify 6 different obesity models in new study: Do you…

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General: School lunches are U.S. national-security issue

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Published: April 15, 2015

by Lt. General Samuel E. Ebbesen What's on kids' school-lunch trays can have an impact that reaches far beyond the cafeteria – even to the frontlines where our men and women serve. If you're wondering why a retired general cares about school lunches, know that childhood obesity is a serious national security issue. When I served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, I was responsible for recruitment, retention and related human-resource…

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New York Lawmakers Mull Warning Labels on Sugary Beverages

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Published: April 13, 2015

Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The proposed mandate, now pending in the state Assembly, comes as states across the country grapple with the costs – human and financial – of obesity and other diseases related to the American diet. For the fully story from ABCNews, click here.

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What Exactly is Culinary Medicine?

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Published: January 29, 2015

Historically, this last week of January is when new year's better-eating resolutions take a nosedive straight into a bowl of M&Ms. Some blame it on American football's tradition of Superbowl Sunday—even the best intentions are insufficient ammunition against the big game's siege of fast finger food and four sedentary TV hours. But what if in anticipation of the lapse, a doctor sent a couple of recipes for quick-cooking snack food that isn't junk—and is maybe…

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DOT head challenges mayors on bicycle, walking safety

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Published: January 22, 2015

Traffic deaths of pedestrians and bicyclists have been increasing. The U.S. Transportation Secretary today will challenge the nation’s mayors to improve safety in their cities. As more people opt to walk instead of drive and as bicycling continues to grow in popularity, traffic deaths of pedestrians and bicyclists have been trending upward for several years, at a rate higher than motor vehicle fatalities. While pedestrian deaths dropped slightly in 2013, bicycle fatalities continued to rise,…

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