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Displaying items by tag: Obesity

Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:38

CDC releases county by county obesity rates

According to a first-time report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the counties in the Appalachian region of the country report high rates of obesity and diabetes in more than 80% of its counties. A majority of counties in the Deep South also report the same.

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Although many factors contribute to weight gain, U.S. microbiologist Jeffrey Gordon has been collecting evidence to show that the type of foods eaten changes the composition of bacteria in the gut. Whether you have a low-fat or high-fat diet is very influential on your body’s ability to gain weight, and to lose it, too.

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Sunday, 15 November 2009 18:15

Baby Boomers may have boomed out

According to a UCLA study of trends in disability within older adults in the United States (especially in the Baby Boomer generation), a disturbing trend was found: much more physical disabilities than the previous generation.

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