Obesity Kills More Americans Than We Thought

As Obesity Grows, Mexico Eyes Richmond-Style Soda Tax

Other ethnicities were not examined due to small sample sizes. Participants were considered to be at normal weight if their BMI was between 18.5 and 25; they were considered overweight if their BMI was between 25 and 30, and considered obese if their BMI was over 30. Respondents who were underweight or over the age of 85 were not included in the study because they are already at an increased risk for mortality. The study was the first to look at differences in ages, sex and race in analyzing Americans’ risk of dying from obesity. “Past research in this area lumped together all Americans, but obesity prevalence and its effect on mortality differ substantially based on your race or ethnicity, how old you are and when you were born,” said Masters.
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And childrens health insurance gives children a safety net, but doesnt provide anything for the parents. Q. You argue that cuts to food stamps could reverse a positive trend on obesity. A. The Centers for Disease Control recently reported for the first time that the rates of childhood obesity had declined a little in a few states, one of which is New Jersey. But if these cuts go into effect, we may lose that gain.
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Obesity and food stamps in Newark: A Q&A

These mice burn more calories and have reduced obesity levels, pre-diabetes and fatty liver disease than the mice that do not receive the supplement. Researhers believe that this might be helpful in reducing obesity. Until quite recently, researchers believed that only infants had brown fat, which then disappeared during childhood. However, improved imaging techniques have shown that adults do retain a very small amount of the substance mostly in the neck and between the shoulder blades. Some studies have linked increased levels of brown fat with lower levels of obesity and healthier levels of blood sugar and blood lipid, leading to the suggestion that brown fat may be helpful in preventing obesity and diabetes.
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Does obesity skip a generation? What you eat affects your grandchildren (Video)

Jeff Ritterman, traveled to Mexico City in late September to discuss the health impacts of soda overconsumption and share lessons learned from the campaign. His visit was hosted by El Poder del Consumidor (Consumer Power), a watchdog group in Mexico. That a soda tax could actually happen in Mexico is both logical and astonishing, for the simple fact that no other country consumes more soda per capita than Mexico where Coca-Cola is king and where, more recently, obesity has become a national epidemic. The principal objective of the soda tax is to reduce the consumption of soda by Mexicans because of the risks of health, and second to reduce the rate of diabetes, said Isaias Cortes Berumen, president of Mexico’s health commission, who met with Dr. Ritterman. According to a 2013 United Nations report , 32.8 percent of people in Mexico, a country of 112 million, are now obese, a rate higher than that of any other nation with a population exceeding 100 million.
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An apple peel a day keeps fat away

Obese mothers may pass health risks on to grandchildren Health problems linked to obesity — like heart disease and diabetes — could skip an entire generation, a new study suggests. Grandparents can pass the predisposition to develop chronic degenerative diseases and obesity to their grandchildren, but skip their children’s generation. Researchers have found that the offspring of obese mothers may be spared health problems linked to obesity, while their own children then inherit them. You can check out the original research or it’s abstract in this month’s issue of the journal Endocrinology . Tommy’s, a baby charity that funds research into pregnancy health, the British Heart Foundation, and the Medical Research Council funded the research. Obesity is not about what kids are fed today.
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