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Research Continues To Find Health Problems Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-01-14 14:04:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity research just keeps piling up, as another study points out more of the health problems linked to the childhood weight crisis. A new UCLA study focused on the how childhood obesity has immediate consequences, and found that these youngsters are at a far greater risk than previously thought. When comparing obese children to those of normal weight, the team found that those who are overweight are at nearly twice the risk...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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