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Schools that ban junk food are 18% lighter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Here's some simple math for school officials and parents in the fight against childhood obesity: School lunchtimes minus snack food equals a much lighter student body. Literally.

dateOct 28, 2010 in Health
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New iPhone app helps keep pets trim

Tipping the scales at 97 pounds, Sam was a chubby black Labrador retriever. Partial to meat, potatoes and the occasional mouthful of popcorn, he was a fine dinner companion and not very old when walking became ...

dateOct 11, 2010 in Other
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Study shows parents back junk-food ban in schools

(PhysOrg.com) -- The issues surrounding children being overweight or obese plague society. In fact, the prevalence of these rates has tripled in the past three decades. But the University of Alberta's Paul ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Health
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Unhealthy snacks play on our unconscious

Chances are small that young people will exchange the Mars bar or bag of chips in their hands for an apple or an orange. Even when they know that fruit is healthier and this is widely reported. That unhealthy snacks exert ...

dateJan 24, 2011 in Health
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