Amid raising concerns over the soaring obesity rates in the US, NYC authorities are moving ahead with their own long-term battle against sugary drinks that are larger than life. Wednesday, the Department of Health launched another attack - it went to the courtof appeals in Albany to get sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces banned.
Britain has the fattest girls in western Europe with almost a third overweight or obese, says a new alarming study.Some 29.2% of girls under 20 are classed as excessively heavy with just over 8% meeting the clinical definition of obesity, according to The Lancet medical journal.
The poorer the economy the more people suffering from obesity, according to the recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The new report suggests that obesity rates are spiraling in developed countries, thanks in part to the global economic slowdown of the past few years. Michele Cecchini, health policy analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, explained exactly how the study was conducted and which criteria were used during his interview with VR.
"For polar bears, profound obesity is a benign state," said Eline Lorenzen, a molecular ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley and one of the lead authors of a new study that wanted to see how polar bears have such an incredibly high fat diet and get so fat without clogging their arteries and having a heart attack.
In many middle and low income countries, obesity levels rise along with living standards. But a new study says the better educated women are - the more chances of avoiding obesity they have. With growing wealth in many developing countries around the world, diet and lifestyle changes are showing dramatic increases in obesity and related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Japan’s kids, in areas close to Fukushima, are playing less outdoors due to fears of Fukushima’s radiation. In one town close to Fukushima, children are being given time limits on how often they play outside. Taking a two hour drive from the Fukushima disaster area reveals Koriyama city, where officials are recommending strict limits on the amount of time kids can be outdoors day in and day out. Children up to two years old were asked to spend not over 15 minutes outside every single day. Three to five year old kids were asked spend no more than 30 minutes per day outdoors. Last October, the limits were taken away, however according to Reuters, this does not equate to busy and bustling outdoor playgrounds.
Researchers are arguing that being lazy may not just be a genetic trait, but could be a treatable habit with the right dose of medicine. According to scientific findings, a genetic mutation could be to blame for some people successfully avoiding exercise altogether. Though, a possible medication may be able to control or reverse such tendencies.
Years of warnings by health officials and nutritionists appear to finally be having an impact on US eating habits. While levels of obesity are still high, Americans say they are consuming fewer calories and cutting back on fast food, cholesterol and fat. Americans also reported eating more home-cooked meals with their families and fewer in restaurants—though the economy played a role—and reading nutritional labels on food at grocery stores more often.
With America's obesity rate on the rise, millions are trying to get rid of the kilos — and some don't want to make any efforts, being lured by the ads: "Eat yourself skinny!" "Get a gym body without going to the gym," "Trim 1.3 inches in just 4 weeks" by sprinkling a powder on your food or using a magic cream.
Check out some several stories worth reading. Obesity experts in the UK are launching a campaign to put pressure on the government and industry to cut the sugar content of food and drinks by up to 30 percent. The French government's efforts to mute a stand-up comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, whom it accuses of hate speech, face a legal hurdle on Thursday when a court rules on whether banning one of his shows violated his freedom of speech. emails and texts revealed that a top aide to the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had ordered the closings of two lanes onto the George Washington Bridge, which effectively turned the borough of Fort Lee, N.J., into a parking lot for four days in September, to punish the town’s mayor after he did not endorse the governor for re-election. The family of Mark Duggan, whose death in Tottenham sparked the 2011 riots across England, were left devastated as an inquest jury decided he was not holding a gun when shot by police, but nevertheless found the marksman's decision to open fire was lawful.
The way women’s brains respond to images of exercise varies by body type, according to a new neurological study. For the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, scientists affiliated with the Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality at Southwest University in Chongqing, China looked at 13 normal-weight young women and 13 young women who were overweight or obese (based on body mass index).
Caskets as well as any other aspects of a funeral never come onto your mind until this sad moments cos. But what to do if an “ordinary” sized coffin doesn’t suit your beloved one? Obesity became a huge problem in the US and casket manufacturers have to create bigger coffins for people.
Pet monkeys are dealing with an obesity crisis because of the couch potato lifestyle they have and fatty food owners put into their mouths. Animal rights specialists have highlighted the fact that the creatures’ poor diet could make them pack on the pounds.
Under Obamacare, smoking, obesity and some other health conditions can force even those with employer-provided insurance to pay more, Fox News reports citing an officer of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, an Obesity Society spokesperson and former advocacy chair, shared with the Voice of Russia his view on this issue.
Japanese ministry of education has recently concluded that the children living in the proximity of the Fukushima nuclear plant are prone to obesity more than those living in the rest of the country. The reasons for the phenomenon the ministry officials see in the children’ changed daily routine as they are forced to reduce their out-door time due to the air pollution; authorities also claim relocation of families to other parts of the prefecture to have a huge impact on the children’s lifestyles as well.
Is it the sweet flavor or the smooth and creamy texture that our taste buds are after? The New York Times has written about a new study that suggests that what really draws people to sweet treats, and prompts them to eat much more than they should, is not the fat, but the sugar.
Almost 40 percent of children in the UAE are overweight while 15 percent are obese, according to a nationwide survey. Health officials are blaming this on kids eating loads of fast food and exercising very little.
British Airways refused to fly a male passenger because he is extremely overweight, at 500 pounds. According to Reuters, the 22-year-old French man was not given a seat on a British Airways flight. The airline said that it could not accommodate Chenais because of his morbid obesity.
Irish parents are using meals from McDonald's to blend into their infant’s food, in turn giving a higher amount of calories to their small children. Research to support a new anti-obesity in children campaign pointed out the ill choices being made.
Les Price, a 43-year-old man weighing in at 518 pounds had to pay for extra space when heading back to Ireland by plane. The airlines’ policy states that any person over 280 pounds has to book another seat for the extra space. However, when he arrived at the airport, the staff for the airline was not up to speed with the policy, as his seats were two rows away from one another.