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AUG 15, 2014 - Shape

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Are Parents to Blame for Obesity?

Getty Images Forget blaming the obesity endemic on soda, trans fats, and endless hours sitting in front of a screen. A bold new PSA from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, points a finger closer to home, at mom.The nearly two-minute spot starts with a 5-foot-9, 300-pound adult male named Jim being placed on the emergency room table where a medical team ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - Shape

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How Healthy Are "Healthy" Vending Machines?

Getty Images If your office vending machine stocked more nutritious offerings, would you visit it more often? That's what happened when the Chicago Park District revamped its snacks-for-sale strategy, replacing traditional cookies and candies with lower-calorie, lower-fat, and overall healthier options. A Northwestern University analysis of all 98 machines in the system found that average monthly sales increased—bringing in more ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obese Preschoolers Already Show Signs Of Health Problems (STUDY)

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/11/2014 05:45 PM EDT on LiveScience Some overweight and obese preschoolers may already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, a new study from Italy suggests. The study involved more than 5,700 healthy children ages 2 to 6 who visited pediatricians in Rome between 2011 and 2012. Of these children, about 600 (about ...

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JUL 31, 2014 - Huffington Post

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What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It

Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines could help combat these illnesses. (Photo: Getty Images) For decades, the U.S. government had a simple message on diet: To avoid chronic illnesses like diabetes, obesity and heart disease, Americans should cut back on saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar ...

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