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Global Obesity Epidemic Due To Love Affair With Junk Food
2013-05-22 16:15:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The world is apparently filled with “junk food junkies.” Those are the findings of new research presented today that suggests high-fructose corn syrup could cause behavioral reactions in rats. These reactions are reportedly similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine, and could help explain, at least partly, the current global obesity epidemic. The results were presented at the 2013 Canadian...

Babies Who Finish Their Bottles Become Obese Adults
2013-05-22 15:41:06

[WATCH VIDEO: Infant Feeding Patterns and Obesity] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Parents who insist their infants finish their bottles could be setting them up to be obese adults, claims a Brigham Young University (BYU) study. Though babies are soon able to burn off those calories as their bodies grow, parents could be setting a pattern of overeating in their children which could be carried with them through adulthood. The BYU researchers, publishing a...

2013-05-21 23:23:45

While New Jersey´s self-proclaimed “Smart Realtor,” Lina Panza, loves walkable neighborhoods for many reasons, one of her favorite aspects of walkable places is the positive effect walkable environments have on health. In light of the current childhood obesity epidemic that plagues the United States, Panza urges homebuyers to consider walkable living. Montclair, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Leading New Jersey real estate agent, Lina Panza, is a fierce advocate for...

2013-05-14 23:28:14

MarketResearch.com announces publication of The Obesity Epidemic, an eBook that takes a dive deep inside the dynamic food and beverage sector, with special focus on the health and wellness market. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 MarketResearch.com announces publication of The Obesity Epidemic, an eBook that takes a dive deep inside the dynamic food and beverage sector, with special focus on the health and wellness market. The Obesity Epidemic is a unique addition to contemporary business...

2013-04-17 14:33:50

Article questions our understanding of the cause of obesity The science of obesity: what do we really know about what makes us fat? If we are to make any progress in tackling the obesity crisis, we have to look again at what really makes us fat, claims an article published in this week's BMJ. Gary Taubes, co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, argues that our understanding of the cause of obesity may be incorrect, and that rectifying this misconception is "absolutely...

Learning About Portion Sizes Doesn't Help Us Stop Overeating
2013-04-16 15:45:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) indicates our eyes are bigger than our stomachs when it comes to determining appetite. The researchers wrote in the Journal of Health Psychology people given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, despite being knowledgeable about the impact of portion size. They say the study highlights the need to find new ways to reduce the effect of portion...

2013-04-12 13:20:41

According to the World Health Organization, more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. And it´s not just humans who are packing on the pounds. Our furry companions are plagued by an obesity epidemic of their own. More than 50 percent of the dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese. In a new paper on pet obesity in the Journal of Animal Science, University of Illinois professor of animal and nutritional sciences Kelly Swanson and his colleagues...

Entertaining TV Affects BMI Levels In America's Youth
2013-04-08 09:21:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A lot of research has focused on how TV affects today´s youth. One recent study has suggested that what´s on TV makes children antisocial, while another claimed there was no link between a child´s negative social development and sitting in front of the tube for too long. When it comes to obesity, previous research has also suggested that TV in the bedroom may be a factor in ballooning waistlines of young children. A...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.