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2005-12-13 08:36:57

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish children are among the most overweight in the world thanks to a diet of junk food and a couch potato lifestyle, health experts said on Tuesday, warning of possible severe health problems in later life. Official statistics revealed a third of Scots children were classed overweight before they hit their teens, that one in five was obese and that more than one in 10 was rated as severely obese. "Twenty percent of children classed as obese...

2005-08-23 15:54:06

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are getting fatter in every state, with the exception of Oregon, and those living in the southeast are the most likely to be obese, according to a report issued on Tuesday. Mississippi had the highest rate of obesity, with 29.5 percent of adults classified as obese in 2004. In Colorado, the slimmest state, just 16 percent of adults are obese, the Trust for America's Health found. Oregon's rate of 21...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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