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War On Obesity Part 8: Our National Pastime Fuels Obesity Epidemic by Dr. Stanley F. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:15pm Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE Ninety percent of the Medicare dollars are spent on the complications of chronic disease. Obesity is the cause of the onset of many chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and heart disease. I have said there is a solution to the predicted $34 trillion dollar healthcare deficit. It is the preventi ... Read on »
Obesity epidemic: half of all American adults will be obese by 2030 report finds by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Aug 2011 12:31pm America's obesity epidemic is getting worse every day according to a study just published in the British medical journal the Lancet. As you know weight is the enemy of endurance sports yet growing numbers of Americans are losing the battle of the bulge. In fact, the new report found that not only Americans, but people all around the w ... Read on »
Overeating to blame for U.S. obesity epidemic – Lack of Exercise is Secondary by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 09 May 2009 10:41pm It appears lack of activity is secondary according to the study, so problem #1 is learning when to push ourselves away from the table.  BD  NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The major reason for the obesity epidemic that has gripped the United States in the past three decades is increased food intake, not reduced physical activity, according to a ... Read on »
UH sociologist has different perspective on obesity 'epidemic' by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 19 Mar 2009 3:07pm Although most of the reporting on obesity and the accompanying "epidemic" has appeared in health or science reports, the accompanying sociocultural aspects of obesity and what it means have been much less covered. A new article from the journal Sociological Inquiry by sociologist Samantha Kwan titled " Framing the Fat Body: Contested Meanings betwe ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity Is Epidemic by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 4:01am I want to offer information on a very serious topic: Childhood Obesity The World Health Organization offers these statistics: Globally, there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, at least 300 million of them obese. The key causes are increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and reduced physical ... Read on »
Fat Bug Virus responsible for Obesity Epidemic? by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 02 Feb 2009 11:43pm Fat Bug - Virus Causes Obesity Epidemic? Researchers believe that an airborne “adenovirus” germ could be causing the fat plague that is blighting Britain and other countries. "Nonsense" says weight loss expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life Nutritionists. Even the lead researcher admitted "telling people to avoid catching ... Read on »
Price of Food Affects Obesity Epidemic in Youth by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Jul 2009 10:23pm A new report from the University of Ilinois at Chicago suggests that cutting rices on fruits & vegetables could bring down obesity rates across the United States... According to the CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program has begun studying the effect of environmental factors on youth physical activity, diet, and w ... Read on »
The Obesity Epidemic: Why Girth ... by Jeff C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:59pm The Obesity Epidemic: Why Girth Rates Continue to Increase by Amy Scholten, MPH The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing at an alarming rate all over the world, particularly in developed countries such as the U.S. In the October 9, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), data from the Centers for ... Read on »
Who's to Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic? What a "Food Fight!" See "Dateline's" Special Tonight by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:12pm Who is to blame for America's obesity epidemic? Should the corporations who make and market processed foods take the heat? What's more important -- personal or corporate responsiblity responsibility -- when weighing all those excess pounds? Should the food fight be taken to the court of law? These topics and more will be discussed on NBC ton ... Read on »
Is Obesity Becoming an Epidemic? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 5:27pm     We keep seeing in the news that more American adults (and even kids) are becoming overweight.  Is this trend heading towards an obesity epidemic?  The Centers for Disease Control recently released new statistics.  Their latest survey reports that 26.1% of US adults in 2008 were obese compared to 25.6% in 2007.  In Alabama, Mississi ... Read on »