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Pervasive Weight Discrimination a Serious Health Risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Weight discrimination poses serious risks to the psychological and physical health of obese individuals and should be considered a social justice issue as well as a public health priority, according to a ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Health
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Good results of bad habits? Research explains paradox

When people are under chronic stress, they tend to smoke, drink, use drugs and overeat to help cope with stress. These behaviors trigger a biological cascade that helps prevent depression, but they also contribute to a host ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Health
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The biggest winners: Summer campers

A residential summer weight-loss camp markedly improved obese children's health, a study in the April edition of Pediatrics reports. A Saint Louis University physician found the camp improved children's weight, body mass ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Health
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