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Obesity Cause and Help

Mortality risks associated with being overweight may be worse than thought

2014-04-09 07:24
A fattening meal

There has been a growing awareness of the evolving obesity epidemic. It appears that more people than ever are overweight or obese. This problem seems to be primarily associated with poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. It has been known for awhile that being overweight or obese is associated with increased mortality. A new study shows that the mortality risks from such weight problems are worse than previously thought.

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Being overweight may make you lazy

2014-04-07 19:54
An overweight lazy woman

It often appears that overweight people are unusually lazy and yet it is wrong to assume this is why they weigh too much. In other words we are often lead to think that someone who is basically sedentary and lazy will become overweight and not the other way around. New research shows that being overweight may in fact be a major causative factor in making people lazy.

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Diet, Exercise Important Even if Scale Does Not Budge

2014-03-26 08:41
Diet and Exercise

Being overweight does raise your – and your child’s – risk for negative health issues, however, don’t let the scale be the final judge over your total health. Eating well and exercising is extremely important, even if the scale doesn’t move in the right direction.

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Obesity and depression are clearly linked

2014-03-24 20:06
An overweight young girl eating pizza

There is a clear association between obesity and depression. Obesity has been reaching almost epidemic levels in recent years. Poor diets and sedentary lifestyles appear to be the biggest culprits for obesity. Aside from anticipated problems with increased rates of diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer and heart disease with obesity, there is also a clear link to depression. Also, depressed people are often more likely to become obese due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise.

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Being around takeaway food outlets raises the odds of being obese

2014-03-17 20:39
A fattening fast food cheeseburger

Obesity has become an epidemic problem across the world. The serious health conditions which are associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and emotional problems makes obesity worth fighting. Clearly, poor dietary patterns with a lack of adequate exercise are associated with a higher risk for obesity. And so aside from encouraging more daily exercise, it is also advisable to persuade people to stay away from unhealthy fattening foods.

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Bedroom televisions may contribute to obesity in kids

2014-03-05 18:49
A kid watching TV in bed

The growing awareness of the obesity problem in kids has prompted parents, physicians and schools to pay more attention to what kids are fed. Along with encouraging eating more low fat, low sugar and low calorie foods there have also been more aggressive efforts than ever to encourage our kids to be more active. Being too sedentary clearly increases the chances kids will suffer from obesity.

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Unsaturated fat may prevent abdominal fat accumulation

2014-02-26 18:03
Abdominal fat

Obesity has become a catastrophic epidemic problem worldwide. Clearly, poor dietary patterns coupled with sedentary lifestyles are to blame. Obesity is associated with serious negative health consequences including heart disease, diabetes and emotional problems. Of great concern to people concerned about weight control problems is the accumulation of abdominal fat, which also causes serious problems with their appearance. New research shows that eating unsaturated fats can help prevent abdominal fat accumulation.

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