COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Obesity: A growing problem
Welcome to McDonalds, what can I get for you?
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Alright, anything else for you today?
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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Childhood obesity dropping elsewhere, but not in North Dakota
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that obesity rates for preschool aged children dropped in 18 states between 2008 and 2011. The news was celebrated, as it show... Posted on 8/9/13 at 8:15 AM
Dr. Oz, the television guru on diets, has been touting all sorts of meals and concoctions to curb the obesity epidemic. In spite of his exhortations, Americans are continuing to balloon in their britches, raising the cost of health care for all of us.
U.S. adults have been eating steadily fewer calories for almost a decade, despite the continued increase in obesity rates, according to survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.
To drop unwanted pounds, you have to be ready to make the changes that are needed to lose weight and keep it off, according to a nutritionist at Altru Health System in Grand Forks. And part of that “readiness” is emotional.
During World War II, everyone was encouraged to raise a Victory Garden. We ran Hitler down a hole with carrots, beets and cabbage.
And if Victory Gardens could win the war against fascism, they could win the war against fat.
Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?
Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.
In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America.
Many public health officials are now warning patients that fruit juice poses many of the same health risks as soda when it comes to obesity and diabetes. Here are some concrete actions can consumers take.
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