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10 HOURS AGO - The Independent

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Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

When 38-year old Jess Palmer hit 18 stone earlier this year, she decided that it was finally time to go under the surgeon’s knife. After a lifetime of struggling with her weight and trying every diet imaginable, she was still putting on a stone each year. Things got worse after she had two children and in June, when her body ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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7 Eating Habits You Should Drop Now

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD In my one-on-one work with clients there is a dual focus: I help them adopt a healthy new eating regimen, but in order for new patterns to stick, we also have to zero in on unhealthy habits that tend to keep them stuck. If you've ever uttered the phrase, "I know what I need to ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Washington Times

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Obesity ruled a 'disability' by EU court; cause deemed irrelevant

Europe's highest court ruled obesity "can constitute a disability" under the European Union's equality at work legislation, meaning that European employers must treat overweight workers as "disabled." Under the Employment Equality Directive, bosses must provide obese employees with larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities to accommodate their "disability," ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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Skipping meals increases children’s obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a Finnish study.

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DEC 19, 2014 - Health Canal

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Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

BOSTON ? Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in in its health benefits. A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard™ shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest decrease in body mass index (BMI) compared to parents in two ...

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