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Passive smoking and obesity link

Scientists suggest that there is a link between long-term exposure to passive smoking and a risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults. The diabetes is, in turn, connected with obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Four amazing facts to know about camels

While closely related to the four South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, guanaco, and vicuña) true camels have amazing and odd adaptations helping them survive the worlds harshest environments.
In the Media by Clint Walker

Rescue team cuts hole in house to rescue obese man

Palm Beach - The house didn't have double entry doors or sliding glass doors so a special bariatric rescue team cut a wall in the back of his house and hauled him out on an over-sized gurney to a 2 1/2 ton truck.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

Actually, kids are getting heavier in the US: study

Washington - Contrary to recent reports, America's children are still struggling with obesity and there has been no decline in the epidemic among young people, US researchers said Monday.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Morning light could be secret to healthy weight

Washington - Being slimmer could be as simple as waking up early for some morning sunshine, US researchers suggested on Wednesday.A small study of 54 volunteers showed that the leanest ones did not necessarily eat better or exercise more than the rest.
In the Media by AFP

Surgery best for managing diabetes in overweight: study

Washington - When it comes to managing type 2 diabetes in overweight people, stomach-shrinking surgeries are still more effective than trying to shed pounds with pills and lifestyle changes, researchers said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Many L.A. area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol

Los Angeles - A statewide survey looked at the availability of tobacco products, alcohol and food in retail environments of more than 7,300 California stores. It was found that L.A. has the highest concentration.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

New obesity related gene discovered

Scientists have discovered a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome. This is the latest "genetic" link to obesity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Obesity-obsessed Americans fear sugar more than marijuana

Denver - Obesity-obsessed Americans fear sugar more than marijuana. A new poll found they also think tobacco and alcohol are more dangerous.
In the Media by Robert Weller
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Gut microbiota

With more information emerging from the Human Microbiome Project about the body's microbitoa, Frontiers have an...
Jan 2, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Bacteria and obesity

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut...
Oct 31, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

When the right hand of government does not know what the left hand is doing

Many days it seems that our Federal government has grown so large and unwieldy, becoming more like Jabba The Hutt of...
Aug 18, 2012 by Walter "Bruno" Korschek - 2 comments

Bullying: Why I Couldn't Have Done It Without You

As a child growing up in Northwest Arkansas, I can remember wondering why children chose to be mean to others; often...
Jul 30, 2012 by Robin Scott Dorf - 1 comment

Reduce Your Weight And Earn Your Health

Author :Abdulrazaq Al-jobori Obesity is a major challenge for health. Because it is responsible on many serious...
Jul 30, 2012 by Abdulrazaq Al-jobori
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