Tag: obesity

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U.S. Kids Gain More Weight During Summer Vacations

More young US children become overweight or obese during summer vacations than during the school year. Researchers examined body mass index (BMI) and obesity prevalence in a nationally representative sample of 18,170 children from the start of kindergarten in 2010 through […]

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Fattest States: South Dominates List

Fattest states – you will not believe which ones top the list – JK –  via WalletHub “Fat” may be the new normal in America. Drawing on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a report from JAMA […]

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Swabbing Fat Monkeys Could Find Clues To Obesity

Swabbing Fat Monkeys Could Find Clues To Obesity by Barbara Moran-Boston University People may suspect that Christopher Schmitt, a Boston University assistant professor of anthropology, was drawn to study vervet monkeys because of their intelligence, irresistible cuteness, and curious, most […]

No Clear Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

No Clear Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

No Clear Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity by Kara Gavin-U. Michigan A new study, done by pooling data from most of those studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the […]

Fattest Cities in America

Fattest Cities in America

Fattest Cities in America via Wallet Hub To be described “overweight” or “obese” — although these are medical terms — is unflattering on a personal level. But even more embarrassing is when your entire nation sits dead last on a […]