News tagged with childhood obesity

Mexico to ban junk food from schools to fight fat

(AP) -- Mexico is looking to battle the bulging waistlines of its children by banning the sale of junk food in its schools, including many of the traditional treats generations of kids have grown up with.

dateMay 27, 2010 in Health
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Active and healthy schools get kids moving

Last month, first lady Michelle Obama launched "Let's Move," a new campaign to combat childhood obesity. The initiative seeks to improve school nutrition programs and promote physical activity. In Missouri, one elementary ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Health
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IBM tosses its chips into the fight against obesity

Counting calories, tracking the effects of advertising and measuring the miles to the nearest fresh produce store may not seem like typical fields of study for scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, which ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Health
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Who's the fittest? You may be surprised

(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to making health a priority, Americans are missing the mark. The National Institutes of Health estimate that more than two-thirds of the United States population is overweight or obese, and ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Health
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Are obese adolescents too young for bariatric surgery?

Severely obese adolescents may desire or potentially benefit from bariatric surgery. However, half of primary care physicians say they would not recommend the procedure to a patient under the age of 18, according to research ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Health
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