Obesity

Gynoid fat resists metabolic risks of obesity

(HealthDay)—The differences in the developmental profiles of upper-body and lower-body fat depots may explain their opposing associations with obesity-related metabolic disease, according to research published ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Why does physical activity during childhood matter?

Over the past thirty years, physical activity among children has declined markedly. The public health implications of this decline include a growing prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

Dec 02, 2014
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US orders calorie labeling for fast-food (Update)

The United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.

Nov 25, 2014
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Is life in America hazardous to immigrants' health?

America is a nation of immigrants, drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life for themselves and their children. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for the newly ...

Dec 02, 2014
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