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Posts Tagged ‘Obesity’

Children Then vs Children Now

During nutrition counseling, I often have parents compare their children’s eating habits with their own as a child. Parents often use it to excuse their child’s poor eating patterns. However, times have changed since we  were kids and that changes the big picture. Today, 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. They are the…

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New Year’s Resolutions

After spending more time with family and friends, the second most popular New Year’s resolution in the United States is to regularly workout, and the third is to lose weight. Does either resolution sound familiar to you? Regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, more so than anything else we can do. Regular…

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Chronic Illnesses

Friendly reminder: we need a weight for each participant to be taken sometime this week to track your progress and for you to be eligible for the big final prize. There is an article in Medical Economics that discussed the news and trends affecting the business of medicine. It acknowledges the 8 risks and behaviors that drive…

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup has gotten a bad reputation over the past few decades, with its introduction around the time of increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes. High fructose corn syrup is basically any corn syrup that has been processed to convert glucose to fructose to get a desired sweetness. High fructose corn syrup is…

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The Obesity Epidemic

A clip from HBO Documentary Films: Weight of the Nation.  A new study published this past month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine predicts that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030, and 11 percent of the population will be severely obese—or roughly 100 pounds overweight—by that year. Healthcare costs also continue…

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