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Americans Are Huge: 5 Surprising Reasons Why We May Be Getting Fatter
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, obesity, AMericans, healthcare, disease, safety, risks, research, food, diet, Body-Mind-Spirit )

- 1861 days ago -
Everything from livestock fatteners to government marketing dooms Americans looking to lose weight.
The Surprising Reason Americans Might Be Obese, Anxious and Depressed
Health & Wellness  (tags: hygiene, obesity, depression, sanitizers, germs, bacteria )

- 1871 days ago -
Do you remember the "hygiene hypothesis" of the late 1990s? It theorized that humans had so over-sanitized their environment with disinfectants and hand cleansers, our immune systems were no longer doing their jobs.
5 Modern Diseases Grown By Factory Farming
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, government, humans, illness, food, prevention, protection, risks, safety, society, warning, e coli, salmonella, mad cow, sick, sickness, CAFO, factory farms, animals, greed, MRSA, Obesity, Cows, Pigs, Chickens, Pork, Beef )

- 1989 days ago -
Industrial agriculture is making us sick. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), nutritional scientists, and medical professionals warn against the health risks of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...
We Don't Know What to Eat
Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, food, humans, obesity, health, disease, illness, government, investigation, research, science, society, study, interesting, news )

- 2033 days ago -
If you go to the National Institute of Health's website today, you will find a section on a "Healthy Eating Plan." That plan recommends a diet "low in saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars, and controls portion sizes."
Soft Drink Habit in Disguise: Commercial Fruit Juice and Smoothies Cause More Harm Than Good
Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, health, fruit juice, smoothies, disease, obesity, nutrition, prevention, illness, food, news, research, risks, study )

- 2038 days ago -
We may think that we are giving health a good turn by opting for fruit juice or a smoothie instead of soda pop, but health advocates warn that this in not a sound choice.
Chris Christie's Weight: Can You Be Obese And Healthy?
Health & Wellness  (tags: news, diet, food, health, obesity, study, protection, prevention, interesting )

- 2263 days ago -
When former White House physician Dr. Connie Mariano expressed concern that Chris Christie's weight may make him unfit for office and could be a deciding factor in his potential presidential candidacy in 2016, the New Jersey Governor came out swinging.
The Five Worst Children's Hospital Food Environments
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, hospitals, diet, cafeteria, junk food, health risk, obesity, diabetes, heart disease )

- 2263 days ago -
Children's hospitals are supposed to help fight disease But many also host fast-food restaurants and cafeterias that seem to go against the hospital's mission to keep kids healthy. Patient menus feature high-fat, meat-heavy items that put children at risk
Please Sign!! PreventObesity.Net | Connect. Organize. Lead.
Health & Wellness  (tags: obesity, nickelodeon, disney, nutritional guides, children, diet, food, health, prevention )

- 2277 days ago -
Tell Nickelodeon to follow Disney's lead and set strong nutritional guidelines for the foods and beverages advertised to children via its media outlets.
Working Overtime May Increase Risk of Obesity
Health & Wellness  (tags: obesity, health, women, research, medicine, humans, diet, study, interesting )

- 2389 days ago -
Do you put extra hours in at work? Do you pick up extra shifts to generate overtime pay? Does the ever-growing pile of work on your desk cause you to stay late or come in early in an attempt to stay on top of things? Do you cut yourself short on sleep...
The Natural Sweetener That Makes People Fat | Care2 Healthy Living
Health & Wellness  (tags: HFCS, corn syrup, genetically modified, fructose, obesity, sweetener, unhealthy, disease, food additives )

- 2402 days ago -
Corn syrup is the sugar extracted from corn. When isolated it is not and never has been healthy, but as corn is now almost entirely genetically modified, it is even worse for us. The fructose in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) converts to fat stores...
Tell Progresso to Stop Using BPA -- a Chemical That Has Been Linked to Cancer and Obesity -- in Its Soup Cans.
Health & Wellness  (tags: Progresso, soup, cans, bisphenol, BPA, Scientists, cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart, diseasefood, illness, prevention )

- 2487 days ago -
Progresso lines its soup cans with bisphenol A, or BPA. Scientists have long warned of BPA's link to cancer, but a new study has found that it's related to obesity and diabetes as well.
Is a Soda Tax a Good Idea?
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, diabetes, disease, food, health, prevention, obesity, tooth decay )

- 2497 days ago -
Driving this surge was the rise of cheap high-fructose corn syrup, used heavily by the beverage industry beginning in the early 1980s, the consumption of which went from 19 pounds annually per capita in 1980 to more than 60 pounds by 1999.
The Green Coffee Bean: A Miracle Weight-Loss Drug?
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, health, diet, protection, news, obesity, medicine, study, food, interesting, prevention, humans, research )

- 2577 days ago -
An extract made from unprocessed beans might be a powerful yet affordable tool to help people shed pounds, and lots of them
NEWS YOU CAN USE: Gaining Weight? Maybe It's Your Medicine
Health & Wellness  (tags: medicine, study, healthcare, health, obesity, society, protection, drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, AlternativeMed )

- 2627 days ago -
If you're gaining weight for no reason or having trouble losing it, check the contents of your medicine cabinet.
The Mother Who Exposed the Links Between Obesity and Common Chemicals
Health & Wellness  (tags: research, health, healthcare, obesity, chemicals, diet, medicine, humans, science, study )

- 2655 days ago -
A growing interest in the links between exposure to chemicals and obesity is a testament in part to the pioneering work of Dr Paula Baillie-Hamilton

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