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McDonald's adverts for healthier Happy Meals fail to put children off their fries

McDonald's adverts for healthier Happy Meals fail to put children off their fries | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Researcher questions whether fast food giants should be allowed to advertise on TV to children
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"Last week researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington claimed that British girls were the fattest in Europe – with 29.2% of those aged under 20 being overweight and obese. It was also claimed that more people in the UK were obese or overweight than at any other time in the last three decades"

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'kids with involved parents become slimmer adults'- Crowd-sourced study

'kids with involved parents become slimmer adults'- Crowd-sourced study | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
One of the first studies to use crowd-sourced information to uncover potential predictors of obesity has suggested that children whose parents are very involved in their young lives are more likely to be slim in adulthood.
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New Study Casts Doubt On 'Healthy Obesity'

New Study Casts Doubt On 'Healthy Obesity' | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer
Published: 04/30/2014 05:54 PM EDT on LiveScience

Obese people who don't have certain signs of heart disease now may still be at higher risk for future disease than normal-weight people, according to a new study...
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Obesity experts campaign to cut sugar in food by up to 30%

Obesity experts campaign to cut sugar in food by up to 30% | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Doctors say marketing ploys to cut calories are ineffective, now industry must slowly lower sugar content of processed foods Obesity experts are launching a campaign to put pressure on the government and industry to cut the sugar content of food...
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