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States With Tough School-Nutrition Laws Show Slimmer Kids
2012-08-13 11:19:14

New federal nutrition standards are going into effect this year at schools all across the country curbing sales of junk foods and sugary drinks in an effort to help keep America’s children slim and trim.

2012-08-09 23:02:43

The American Medical Association believes there should be a law requiring schools to teach children what causes obesity and how to prevent it.

2012-08-09 00:52:43

They're everywhere -- in magazines, on the Internet, on television—people with super-thin bodies who are presented as having the ideal body form.

Death Rate In New-Onset Diabetes Higher In Those With Normal BMI
2012-08-08 08:51:37

A recent study has found that, of people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, those with a normal body mass index (BMI) experience a higher mortality rate.

Healthy Food Choices Improved With Color-coded Labels For Employees From All Backgrounds
2012-08-07 13:32:15

Simple interventions are successful in those from all racial/ethnic groups, educational levels

Weight Training In Men Lowers Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
2012-08-07 11:50:01

New research has found that weight training is linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

2012-08-07 09:43:19

Pregnant women who are overweight or obese can encounter a host of health complications.

2012-08-03 01:04:45

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, public health researchers examine how recommendations in a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)—"Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation"—square with American's opinions about the obesity epidemic.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.