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Is your child’s school an obesity risk?

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SHAFAQNA- Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their daily calories there and developing lifelong eating habits and food preferences…

Obesity is Growing Worldwide: Americans Are Overweight, The World’s Fattest People

SHAFAQNA- Obesity is one case that is growing more rapidly worldwide. According to the OECD Health Statistics 2017, the United States has the largest percentage of obesity cases among population aged 15 years and above, led by women.  Source: OECD…

Diabetes and Obesity: Engaging Health-Promoting Behaviors

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SHAFAQNA- abetes and obesity are major public health priorities that are highly associated with environmental factors and correlated with the availability of open space in neighborhoods and communities. Diabetes and obesity are major public…

An apple a day could keep obesity away

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that chemical compounds in apples — specifically, Granny Smith apples — may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. The study, thought to be the first to assess…

What About Fat and Cholesterol?

SHAFAQNA- Many Americans consume too many calories and too much fat, especially saturated fat,trans fat, and sugar. These eating patterns are one cause of America's high rates of obesity and heart disease. As a parent or caregiver,…