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Since 1980, the obesity rate has doubled in 73 countries and increased in 113 others. No country has reduced its obesity rate in all these years.
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60% of the calories Americans consume come from '"ultra-processed foods”, according to the British Medical Journal (2016).
For half a century, doctors and researchers have known two things that could have improved, or saved, millions of lives:
Bioethicist Daniel Callahan said people should be made to feel ashamed of being obese. “People don’t realize that they are obese or if they do realize it, it’s not enough to stir them to do anything about it". He kicked his cigarette habit due to shame, so is applying the same psychology to o...
Doctors have shorter appointments with fat patients and have been reported to show less emotional rapport during the interaction.
Diet is the leading cause of death in the US, responsible for more than five times the fatalities of gun violence and car accidents combined.
All of our biological systems for regulating energy, hunger and satiety get thrown off by eating foods that are high in sugar (like Fructose, for instance), low in fiber and injected with additives, and which make up 60 percent of the calories we eat.
According to a 2015 survey, students receive an average of 19 hours of nutrition education over four years of school time—five hours fewer than they got in 2006.
Three separate studies have found that fat women are more likely to die from breast and cervical cancers than non-fat women, a result partially attributed to their reluctance to see doctors and get screenings/tests and timely diagnosis.
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Doctors for long treated depression as something inside your brain, which can be treated with meds, with no outside influence.
Certain exceptions (like losing a loved one and this leading to extreme depression) raised suspicion that this orthodox and old treatment of depression has al...
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Body mass index (BMI) is one of the most popular ways to measure body composition as it pertains to health. However, research indicates BMI is not the most accurate depiction and can have serious limitations in weight distribution, body fat percentage, and different demographics....
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A diet high in saturated fats and sugars affects your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. It also affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory.
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