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Are Parents Driving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

How many obese kids are in the average middle school or high school school classroom in the US? Between 1976 and 1980, that number would have been about 1 in 20. Today, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents and teens are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood obesity is an [...]

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Building Healthy Habits For Weight Loss—And For Life

Many people use the start of a new year as a chance to get going on weight loss goals that they’ve put off for one reason or another. For instance, the new year can be a great time to begin preparing for weight loss surgery. That’s because getting ready for the procedure means forming healthy [...]

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Get Motivated To Lose Weight In 7 Steps

1. Think About Why You Want To Lose Weight. Start by taking a look at the reasons behind your desire to lose weight. For instance, maybe your family has a history of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease. And being overweight or obese only increases your risk of keeping that tradition going. [...]

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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

  There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one third of Americans are now considered to be obese. Obesity is the second cause of preventable death and contributes to breast cancer, coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, gallbladder problems, osteoarthritis, colon cancer, hypertension and stroke. [...]

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How Has the Standard American Diet Changed? | St. Mark's Hospital

How Has the Standard American Diet Changed Over Time?

You’re probably already aware that obesity is on the rise, and with it comes an increase in other diet-related health issues—like diabetes and heart disease. But do you know why this is happening? A lot of it has to do with changes in the Standard American Diet (SAD), according to a December 2010 article in [...]

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