Friday, December 13, 2019

Tag: Obesity

Surprised? New Study Suggests Link Between Consumption...

Stop and step away from the chicken nuggets. And that soda too. A new study into what are known as ultra-processed foods, or foods pumped...

Obesity, Hunger: Two Sides of Same Coin...

America is in the midst of an obesity crisis.  The most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that...

Soda-Funded Health Studies Hide Links Between Sugary...

The age-old controversy over whether sugary drinks like soda are linked to increased risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes has finally been put...

Health Group, Clergy Team Up to Fight...

Several members of clergy and the Health Promotion Action Coalition gathered for a weekly luncheon Thursday to discuss plausible solutions for alleviating health disparities found...

Building Health on a Budget: How to...

There are lots of things that people can live without, but food is not one of them. Americans have an absolute love affair with...

Losing to Win: The Horrors and Hope...

By Bekitembe Eric Taylor For Demetris Dennis Taylor, being overweight has been a lifetime problem. “I’ve always been big,” he said. “Even when I was in...

Brain Aneurysms: Preventative Measures for the Black...

By: Tamiya King Brain aneurysms are weak areas in the arteries that carry blood to the brain. Many people have aneurysms and aren’t even aware...

White Poison: Sugar as Addictive as Cocaine,...

Sugar is more addictive than cocaine. According to research from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the sweetness can induce reward and cravings that are...

Kidney and Urinary Birth Defects Linked to...

Obese pregnant women have a higher chance of having a baby with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), according to new...

Many Parents May Be in Denial of...

Parents in denial of children's capabilities or talents are common and usually harmless. But when it comes to a child's health, being in denial...

Many Overweight Children Don’t See Themselves as...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study Wednesday that shows a good portion of overweight and obese children believe their weight...

New Weight-Loss Drug May Receive FDA Approval

The diet drug, Contrave, may be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week and it is eagerly anticipated by many as another...

Obesity Rates Worldwide Haven’t Been Lowered in...

Nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese, and not one country has reduced its obesity rate in 33 years, according...

New Film Reveals Villain of American Diet:...

A newly released film, "Fed Up," identifies sugar as the main culprit for the majority of health problems in the United States. The film...

Little Girls Labeled ‘Fat’ More Likely to...

A new study reveals that girls who were called “fat” as children were more likely to become obese as adults. Ten-year-old girls who had been...

Obese Fathers Linked to Autism in Offspring

A child born to an obese father has nearly double the risk for a condition within the autism spectrum. A study published in Pediatrics, had...

Excessive Salt Consumption May Speed Up Aging...

A new study reveals that eating too much salty food might speed up cellular aging in teenagers who are overweight or obese. The study was...

Plant That Makes Tequila Can Also Lower...

Agave, the plant that is used to make tequila, has been found to have natural sweeteners that could help fight obesity and diabetes according...

Obesity Linked to Vitamin-D Deficiency

Confirming what health professionals have long suspected, a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine provides some of the strongest evidence yet that...

WHO Challenges Consumers to Eat Less Sugar

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising consumers to cut the recommended daily allotment of sugar in their diets by half, to combat obesity...

C-Section Babies More Likely to be Overweight...

Researchers from Imperial College London have found that babies born by cesarean section are at higher risk to be obese later in life than...