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2012-05-02 05:39:09

More than 40% of the American food budget is spent eating out. Sit down family dinners are often limited to holidays or special occasions.

2012-05-01 21:33:12

With nearly one-third of American children being overweight or obese, doctors agree that there is an acute need for more effective treatments.

2012-05-01 20:52:54

A transcription factor activated by too much sugar in the blood is a driver of an implacable cycle of too little insulin resulting in too much sugar in the blood that, in turn, causes failure of beta cells to make enough insulin which results in even higher blood sugar and type 2 diabetes.

The Economic Effects Of Obesity
2012-05-01 05:01:41

A recent study by the University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne found that obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when looking for jobs and more likely to be offered lower starting salaries then their non-overweight colleagues.

2012-04-30 15:55:56

Several medical organizations have recently recommended that doctors switch from using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth curves to the World Health Organization (WHO) growth curves to better determine overweight and obesity in children in Canada aged 5 years.

2012-04-30 13:17:43

Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues.

2012-04-30 10:28:51

There is a long-held concern that youths who eat a lot of fast food are at risk for becoming overweight.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.