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Obesity

Skyrocketing Chronic Disease Rates Threaten Lifespan Gains: Report

Charlotte Libov, December 10, 2015
The life expectancy of Americans, which has been growing for decades, has slowed as skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, and other preventable conditions are taking an increasing toll on the nation’s overall health and longevity.

Read more: Soaring Chronic Disease Rates Threaten Lifespan Gains: Report

Insulin sensitivity: One night of poor sleep could equal six months on a high-fat diet, study in dogs suggests

Science News, November 4, 2015
New research finds that one night of sleep deprivation and six months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree, demonstrating the importance of a good night's sleep on health.

5 Sensible Tips to Keep From Becoming an Obesity Statistic

Dr. Lisa Young, 11/20/2015
We received bad news from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) about the current state of obesity in the United States (U.S.). Despite some improvements to our current food environment

Rise in obesity seen as a driver in Americans' increasing use of prescriptions

Susan Perry | 11/05/15
Prescription drug use has risen significantly in the United States during the past 15 years, and an increasing number of people are taking more than one prescription drug

21% of overweight people polled actually believe they are a healthy weight

By Watson: (NaturalNews) It is easy to become deluded about the state of your health when you look around and nearly everyone is in the same situation. People tend to benchmark themselves against the "normal", and with obesity increasing in many parts of the world, a person who is a little overweight can easily convince himself he is perfectly healthy.

Mocking the obese should be "illegal," but mocking anti-vaxxers considered media sport

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) The trouble with regulating behavior is that the social change artists who want to lord over what people think, say and do are never satisfied. And, they are hypocritical.

Case in point: A British "obesity expert" and researcher, Dr. Sarah Jackson, has a rather authoritarian solution for anyone who jokes about fat people: Put them in jail.

Jackson is basing her stance on the belief that poking fun about obesity should be on the same level as racism or discrimination.

As reported by The Telegraph: