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Obesity Epidemic

America the only nation in the world where free food is given to people who are mostly OBESE

(NaturalNews) On April 1, more than half a million Americans lost their food stamp benefits as new government regulations came into effect. According to the new rules, people who want to keep their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for more than three months, must work, volunteer, or else enroll in a job training program for at least 20 hours per week. These rules apply to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children.

America to be brought down by junk food? 69% of youth too fat to fight for the military

By Barker: (NaturalNews) Great nations have often been subject to being brought down by an "enemy within." In the case of America, that enemy might well prove to be be obesity. If this generation is too fat to fight, who will be there to defend our country in its time of need?

30% of world's population is obese, costing economy $2 trillion per year

By Barker:(NaturalNews) Almost one-third of the world's population is obese, and the global economic cost is nearly the same as that of smoking or even war, according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

The researchers at MGI recently published a discussion paper, Overcoming obesity: An initial economic analysis, which outlines the issue and offers strategies for dealing with what is a preventable global problem -- and one which is increasingly growing worse.

Mixed messages: The obesity epidemic needs to be addressed, but first try the latest junk food craze


A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says that, by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, more than 1 billion adults are overweight, and at least 300 million of these people are obese.

New study says junk food makes people lazy as well as overweight


It's no secret that eating junk food (sometimes considered an oxymoron) can create a host of health problems, including contributing to obesity. However a new study not only supports the overweight issue, but also gives credence to an often-said phrase about people who eat junk food: that they are also lazy.

Low vitamin D coupled with obesity dramatically raises diabetes risk

It is no surprise to most people that the current obesity epidemic is placing millions of unsuspecting individuals at grave risk of early death, in part by dramatically increasing the incidence of diabetes