Hopes were dashed this week that the United States was finally making progress in the fight against childhood obesity.
Obesity is a chronic and life-threatening disease where a person has excessive body fat that leads to serious health complications.
The most widely used method for measuring a person’s health concerning their weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a measurement of an individual’s body fat based on their weight and height. BMI does not distinguish between muscle mass and body fat. Therefore, people with a lot of muscle tend to have a high BMI even though they are not overweight or obese.
BMI is calculated as follows:
BMI = weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
It might not surprise you to hear that obesity rates are increasing around the world, but to see the actual numbers is astounding. And the fact that the United States is number one is hardly shocking, but you might not expect some of the countries that are close behind. In fact, a new report based on data through 2015 offers some statistics that remind us how very far we need to come to achieve healthier societies.
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Childhood obesity is now a reason why the state could take away children from their parents. The rationale is that if a child is obese, it is the parents’ fault, because they failed to feed them properly. It is assumed that all childhood obesity is a result of diet.
However, most of us have probably seen first-hand just how different children are when it comes to food and putting on weight. Some children can eat junk food most of the time and never add weight, while some children can eat a healthy, organic diet and still add pounds.
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by Marco Cáceres and Barbara Loe Fisher The Vaccine Reaction
Last year, an article titled “Stranger and Stranger Vaccines: Are We Being Fleeced?” introduced a new series of articles for The Vaccine Reaction aimed at highlighting the “strangest vaccines in the pipeline.” Vaccines proposed or already under development that may cause you to stop and wonder, “Are they serious?”1
Reports continue to show the detriments of soda on the body. Not only is it nutritionally void, it causes obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
ccording to researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, liquid sugar is permanently changing little girls’ hormones. The findings were published in the journal Human Reproduction.
(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.
David S. Ludwig, April 04, 2016
Since the end of the Civil War until the late 20th century, lifespan increased rapidly in the United States, a tremendous public health triumph brought about by a more dependable food supply, improved sanitation, and advances in medical care.
Julie Wilson, April 7 2016
The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing.