Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

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Report shows obesity disparities disproportionately affect African-Americans, Hispanics

A new analysis of weight statistics nationwide shows how the rate of obesity disproportionately affects African-Americans and Hispanics, with much of the disparity hinging on economics and access to healthy food and safe environments. The State of Obesity: Better Policies […]

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Understanding The State of Obesity in America

The Problem: The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Michigan mom ignored the risks and suffered the consequences; now, after losing 130-plus pound, she’s back in control

Fox 2 News Headlines Sheri Lindsay was standing at the kitchen table, organizing pictures for her son’s hockey banquet, when her body delivered the ultimate wake-up call. “I felt something

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Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

SAN FRANCISCO — Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging. “Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or

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Big changes in store for food labels

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday. The

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As diabetes reaches epidemic proportions, heart disease risks also increase

Diabetes is sometimes called America’s “silent killer” because millions are not aware they have it and the signs may not even be noticeable. But, if you’re at risk

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Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy habits

Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science

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Obese children quadruple their risk of high blood pressure

Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association

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About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are ‘severely obese’

About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese” — a newly defined class of risk,  according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by