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Posts tagged obesity

April 30, 2009

 

Cluster of stars in space

Overweight Stars

Astronomers have proposed two theories to explain the mysterious origin of blue stragglers.

June 2, 2008

 

Two conridactory billboards

Too Much on Your Plate

Do you think that restaurants and fast food joints give you the right amount of food? If not, do you believe that they are giving to much or too little?Tune in.

December 5, 2007

 

Obese Child Timeline

Gov. Spending More Than A Billion Dollars On Nutrition Education

This year the U.S. federal government will spend over one billion dollars teaching kids about healthy eating.

September 17, 2007

 

Boy's obesity illustration

Calling Obesity What It Is

A report released by a committee of medical experts recommends health institutions and doctors should use the term obese. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 3, 2007

 

Traffic jam on Malaysian highway

The Long Commute to Poor Health

Commuting is tough on cars, but the most troubling thing about commuting is the toll it takes on people's health. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 1, 2005

 

A Web of Disorders

Eat too much and you might wind up obese. Eat the wrong things and watch your cholesterol shoot through the roof. As if that’s not enough, doctors have found that, taken together, conditions like high blood pressure and obesity are good predictors of illnesses including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 10, 2004

 

Nutrigenomics

What is nutrigenomics? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2003

 

Variety in Diet

A boring diet might be a way to loose weight? "Variety in Diet" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fighting Obesity

You’ve probably seen them on “60 Minutes”: 800-pound giants so trapped in fat that they can barely walk. While people that big are a rarity, many Americans do suffer from obesity.

September 27, 2003

 

Checking Internet Medical Facts

Search engines aren’t smart and don’t check their data for accuracy. When you go to an Internet search engine and type in something like obesity, less than a quarter of the initial links will lead you to relevant content.

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