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Obesity in the U.S.: American Life Expectancy Falling Dramatically

Though we’re supposedly the greatest nation the world, one place America definitely isn’t the best is life expectancy, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (PDF). While even our next-door neighbors in Canada are … Continue reading

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McDonald’s targeted in US health ad

It is an image to sap the flabbiest of appetites. An overweight, middle-aged man lies dead on a mortuary trolley, with a woman weeping over his body. The corpse’s cold hand still clutches a half-eaten McDonald’s hamburger. A hard-hitting US television … Continue reading

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Dr. Dean Ornish: The world now eats (and dies) like Americans

Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined — and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.

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Britain’s fattest woman dies of heart attack after junk food binge in hospital bed

Britain’s fattest woman has died from a heart attack after her family smuggled takeaways and junk food into her hospital room, it has been revealed. Junk food addict Sharon Mevsimler, 40, weighed 45 stone and needed an oxygen mask due … Continue reading

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Obesity + hunger = 1 global food issue

Co-creator of the philanthropic FEED bags, Ellen Gustafson says hunger and obesity are two sides of the same coin. At TEDxEast, she launches The 30 Project — a way to change how we farm and eat in the next 30 … Continue reading

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Parents of obese children may be guilty of neglect

Child health experts say ‘parental failure’ over diet and exercise becomes a child protection issue “Parental failure to provide their children with adequate treatment for a chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, etc) is a well accepted reason for a child protection … Continue reading

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Birthplace of ‘drive-thru’ turns its back on fast food

But progress comes at a price. While residents of Baldwin Park have long celebrated their hometown’s claim to fame as the semi-official birthplace of a culinary revolution, fast food has exacted a terrible toll on their waistbands. So terrible that … Continue reading

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Britain faces drink, drugs and obesity health crisis

Figures show large jump in obesity as well as drink and drug-related deaths, although life expectancy continues to rise Britain appears to be in the midst of a health crisis with soaring levels ofobesity and sharp increases in deaths from … Continue reading

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Obese at higher risk of cancer death – study

Being obese significantly increases the risk of dying of cancer, says a new study involving 10,000 New Zealanders. Research published in The Lancet Oncology yesterday found obese people had a 21 per cent higher risk of dying from cancer than those … Continue reading

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Scottish – ‘overweight, inactive, smokers’

Almost the entire adult population of Scotland are likely to be either cigarette smokers, heavy drinkers, physically inactive, overweight or have a poor diet, according to a new study. Researchers from Glasgow studied data from more than 6500 people who took … Continue reading

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