News tagged with obesity

Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic

On Tonga's supermarket shelves, huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts long ago -- contributing to an obesity epidemic that sees the Pacific region ranked as the ...

dateApr 10, 2011 in Health
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Convenience leads to corpulence

Two of the biggest influences on children — parents and schools — may unintentionally contribute to childhood obesity. That's the observation of Susan Terwilliger, clinical as­sociate professor in the Decker ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Health
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Childhood obesity peaks between ages 7 and 11

(PhysOrg.com) -- Childhood obesity is common and hard to prevent but by identifying when it is most likely to occur, measures can be taken at key stages of childhood or adolescence to prevent it developing.

dateApr 06, 2011 in Health
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