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Sydney University study finds cholesterol spreads cancer in body - The Australian

Sydney University study finds cholesterol spreads cancer in body - The Australian | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
Brisbane Times Sydney University study finds cholesterol spreads cancer in body The Australian Statin drugs that are used to lower cholesterol are the most widely used prescription pharmaceutical in Australia but the jury is still out on whether...
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Spotlight on male obesity - Newcastle Herald

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Spotlight on male obesity
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Research shows the incidence of obesity in Australia is significantly higher in males than females aged 18 to 24.
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Diabetes study shows women's stroke risk - The Australian

Diabetes study shows women's stroke risk - The Australian | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
Diabetes study shows women's stroke risk The Australian “We don't yet understand why diabetes is more hazardous for women compared with men, but existing studies suggest it may be linked to obesity,” says Rachel Huxley from the University of...
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OPINION: Lower sugar levels in foods a sweet way to combat obesity - Courier Mail

OPINION: Lower sugar levels in foods a sweet way to combat obesity - Courier Mail | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
OPINION: Lower sugar levels in foods a sweet way to combat obesity Courier Mail THE release last week of a World Health Organisation report that suggests halving the recommended daily intake of sugar shines a very large spotlight on a very harsh...
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Obesity link to male breast cancer - Sky News Australia

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Obesity link to male breast cancer
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Around 100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Australia and about 400 each year in the UK, but the causes of male breast cancer are poorly understood.
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Why diets fail - expert - New Zealand Herald

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Why diets fail - expert
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Amanda Salis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Boden Insitute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at University of Sydney.
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Health expert suggests super calorie tax

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A visiting obesity expert has told a conference in Brisbane that Australia should consider a tax on foods high in sugar and fat.

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'Break the Habit' - Chldhood Obesity Ad Austrailia

'Break the Habit' aims to draw attention to the epidemic of childhood obesity in Australia. The commercial takes a controversial view on the subject of paren...

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Hawa Cissokho's curator insight, May 25, 2013 10:06 PM

 

 

This commercial uses analogy to show that feeding junk food to small children is as harmful as drugging them. The consequences on their health and on their future lives are equally disastrous. The noise the child makes when coloring gives a tragic touch.The dark scenery, the child’s face, the mother’s attitude make me very nervous.

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Salt a hidden culprit in childhood obesity: study

Salt a hidden culprit in childhood obesity: study | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
Sugary drinks may get most of the attention in discussions about Australia's obesity epidemic, but new research from Deakin University has found salt may be a silent contributor to the problem.The study…...

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Fried food linked to obesity - Sky News Australia

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Fried food linked to obesity
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People whose genes make them at risk of obesity could be more likely to pile on weight from fried foods than those with lower risk, a study suggests.
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Australia's obesity rate balloons to 28 per cent

Australia's obesity rate balloons to 28 per cent | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
New figures show that nearly 11 million Australians are now classified as overweight or obese. (Australia's obesity rate balloons to 28 per cent.Yep!We have a problem.But, it is a personal, not Government, issue.
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Nick Yates works for vending machines with healthful snacks in schools, offices - La Jolla Light

Nick Yates works for vending machines with healthful snacks in schools, offices - La Jolla Light | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
Nick Yates works for vending machines with healthful snacks in schools, offices
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Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Nick Yates earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Technology in business and marketing.
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Child Obesity Crisis

The new program to encourage healthy eating habits in our kids.
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molly makim's curator insight, April 10, 2014 7:32 AM

Identify why it would be effective teaching young children about nutrition?

Do you think schools play a vital role in combating obesity in Australia, why/why not?

 

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Why Australians Are So Fat (And How To Fix It) - Lifehacker Australia

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Why Australians Are So Fat (And How To Fix It)
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In 1980 just 10 per cent of Australian adults were obese; by 2012 this figure had risen to 25 per cent, among the highest in the world.
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Obesity surgery trend sparks tougher industry weight loss monitoring

Obesity surgery trend sparks tougher industry weight loss monitoring | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
A THREE-fold surge in Australians resorting to surgery to tackle their obesity has prompted the establishment of a registry to monitor the safety and effectiveness of weight loss procedures.

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Sharp increase in obesity among mums - The Australian

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Sharp increase in obesity among mums The Australian "They present challenges in terms of clinical assessment so they need more ultrasound scans; there is an enormous amount of morbidity and it's an enormous strain on the hospital system." Dr...

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A fat tax for Australia?

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A 'fat tax' could be introduced in Australia to curb obesity epidemic

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Jacob Lee's comment, June 6, 2013 6:21 AM
One thing that would help the world with rising obesity is that supermarkets shouldn't allow sugary/fatty items in their stores, even though people would complain about the "best tasting foods" being banned, it will benefit them in the long run
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Obesity becoming the norm as apathy towards diabetes grows in Australia - The Age

Obesity becoming the norm as apathy towards diabetes grows in Australia - The Age | Obesity in Australia | Scoop.it
Obesity becoming the norm as apathy towards diabetes grows in Australia The Age About 2 million to 3 million Australians have ''pre-diabetes'' and are at high risk of developing Type 2, which can be caused partly by poor lifestyle decisions such as...

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