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Is Capitalism To Blame for Worldwide Obesity?

Is Capitalism To Blame for Worldwide Obesity? | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it

Why do people get fat, increasing their personal risk of heart disease, diabetes and other "lifestyle" diseases and society's risk of fiscal collapse from the expense of treating millions of people with those ailments? Conventional wisdom, favored by governments and a vast and growing "wellness industry" around the world, is that it's because individuals can't control themselves.


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This Article implys that a poor diet increases the risk of heart disease, diabetetes and other lifestyle dieases. and its now becoming a serious issuse for people around the world as the percentage of obsesity has grown immesively over the past 5 years.

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Why do people get fat, increasing their personal risk of heart disease, diabetes and other "lifestyle" diseases and society's risk of fiscal collapse from the expense of treating millions of people with those ailments? 


What the article is stating is tht rather telling people that you should be excersing, people should be educating others on the effects and how to avoid obesity 

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HIV increasing in the Middle East and North Africa

HIV increasing in the Middle East and North Africa | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it
More than 85 per cent of people who need life-saving HIV treatment in the Middle East do not receive it, as stigma and limited access to testing remain strong barriers to combating the virus.
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This Article states that HIV is beomcing an issue in the middle east and north africa, it highlights how more tha 85% of people in the middle east and North africa need life-saving treatment which isnt recievived which is now becoming an issue.

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Soft drinks linked to child heart disease

Soft drinks linked to child heart disease | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it
Initial signs of heart disease can be seen in children as young as 12 who have a high intake of sugary drinks, Sydney researchers have found, which could have implications for death rates in the future.
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This article suggest that the intake of soft drink can lead to heart diease, it states the amount of surger contained in the drink can lead to further problems however in this case heart disease is becoming a serious factor

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Is Capitalism To Blame for Worldwide Obesity?

Is Capitalism To Blame for Worldwide Obesity? | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it

Why do people get fat, increasing their personal risk of heart disease, diabetes and other "lifestyle" diseases and society's risk of fiscal collapse from the expense of treating millions of people with those ailments? Conventional wisdom, favored by governments and a vast and growing "wellness industry" around the world, is that it's because individuals can't control themselves.


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This Article implys that a poor diet increases the risk of heart disease, diabetetes and other lifestyle dieases. and its now becoming a serious issuse for people around the world as the percentage of obsesity has grown immesively over the past 5 years.

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Nicholas Grozdanov's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:33 PM

Why do people get fat, increasing their personal risk of heart disease, diabetes and other "lifestyle" diseases and society's risk of fiscal collapse from the expense of treating millions of people with those ailments? 


What the article is stating is tht rather telling people that you should be excersing, people should be educating others on the effects and how to avoid obesity 

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Natural Birth Control Methods to Use Instead of the Contraceptive Pill

Natural Birth Control Methods to Use Instead of the Contraceptive Pill | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it
Natural Birth Control Methods to Use Instead of the Contraceptive Pill
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This article intrigued me due to the fact thats it shows different methods about natural Birth control. it shows me the ovualtion of the menstrual cycle. 

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Warning bells on teenage drinking - theage.com.au

Alcohol is far more dangerous to teenagers than previously thought, according to a report compiled for the American Medical Association. - The Age
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This Article shows that teenaged drinkers are at a high risk of permanent damage to areas of the brain which could cause a poorer memory than the average teenager. teenage drinkers could have a very basic vocabulary, and more general knowledge. this article also shows that some may NOT grow out of their habit and are more likely to abuse alcohol as an adult.

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Too much booze for teens

Bottle shops have been accused of doing too little to stop the flow of alcohol into young hands after a national study found Warrnambool’s teenage drinking rates are among the worst.
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this article shows that it is common for teens to drink however this means that they have easy access to alcohol. This shows us that the bottle- shop owners havnt dont much to stop these issues from the alcohol abuse 

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Police fine mums and dads for helping youngsters get booze

Police fine mums and dads for helping youngsters get booze | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it
FORTY parents have been nabbed for helping children get drunk in an unprecedented police war on booze.
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Poor diet may spur inflammation-related health problems

Poor diet may spur inflammation-related health problems | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—People with diets that promote inflammation—such as those high in sugar and saturated fats—are at increased risk for early death from all causes, including gastrointestinal tract cancers, a new study suggests.
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This article hitghlight the sevre issuse thats occuring thoughout poor diets. this is suggesting that if you have a poor diet it can lead to different types of cancer however it will also increase your blood pressure which is linked to heart issuses as well

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How Changes To Your Diet and Exercise Regime Could Transform Your Cells -- And Your Life

How Changes To Your Diet and Exercise Regime Could Transform Your Cells -- And Your Life | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it

Eat whole foods. Exercise. Meditate. Rely on supportive family and friends. All of these things have been linked, whether independently or together, with better health. And now, a new study shows it's never too late to start reaping the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

 

The study, published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, shows that healthy lifestyle changes can have an impact on aging and age-related diseases on a cellular level, by increasing the length of telomeres. 


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this article highlights the importants of eating healthing, your body is your temple so its important to have a healthy diet which requries a lifestyle change. and this article states that its never too late to start a healthy lifestyle. 

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Eating healthy foods leads to a healthy lifestyle and it is never to late to statrt.


"We know from earlier studies that eating an unhealthy diet, smoking cigarettes, being under chronic emotional stress, loneliness and depression may shorten telomeres. But this is the first one we can actually increase the length of them," said the doctor



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Teenage pregnancy trend

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In Australia's 'teen mum capital' having a baby before leaving school has become such a popular trend that the town's population is booming.
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This article shows me how the rate of teenage pregnancy has trippled wthin the past 3 years! which is an immense amount however what this artlice is saying is that its 'uncool' to be a virgen which is now resulting in teenage pregnancy. 

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Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking

Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking | Stay In Control - Grace | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unpicked the brain processes involved in teenage alcohol abuse and say their findings help explain why some young people have more of a tendency to binge drink.A study...
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This article shows that becoming a heavy drinker could be caused by a genetic gene known as RASGRF-2 which plays a crucial role in controlling alcohol abuse. which makes them more likely to become heavy drinkers.

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Teen girls worst bingers

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Palmerston North's teenage girls are following a national binge drinking trend, with police arresting more of them for violence or disorder.
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This Article shows the gender is a huge impact of teenage drinking, it show that there has been a huge increase in intoxicated girls behaving in violent and/ or disorderly manner. However this could be due to the fact that some girls can't hold there drinks as well as the other sex.
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Fall in teenage binge drinking

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Australia's brewers, ramping up their campaign against government-mandated warnings on alcohol products, have seized on the nation's latest and largest survey on teenagers' drinking habits to declare that it ''dispels the myth that there is an...
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As im reading through this article they recently surveyd 12-17 year olds and the perntages have dropped which could be due more awareness and knowledge about the long and short term effects about binge drinking.

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