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How Feeling Fat Makes You Steal - Huffington Post

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How Feeling Fat Makes You Steal Huffington Post Love me or hate me, but I am here to tell you the truth about something that you probably don't want to admit: Each time you worry about how fat you look, you are withdrawing from the opportunity to...
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Chemicals + Children’s Exposure = Obesity – Center for Health, Environment & Justice

RT @chej: Chemicals + Children's Exposure = Obesity http://t.co/kz5SXAup #obesity #TSCA @nickkristof
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Childhood Obesity: A family affair - Dickinson Press

Childhood Obesity: A family affairDickinson PressChildren aren't diagnosed with obesity the same way adults are.
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How apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss - by Eileen Eva - Helium

How apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss - by Eileen Eva - Helium | The Obese Matrix | Scoop.it
Some of the so called diet programs in the market today are only after your money and some need ethical evaluations.
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Reduce Depression and Enhance Happiness with the Seven-a-Day Diet

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Can peas replace Prozac pills and apples replace Abilify tablets? Hippocrates, who believed in the healing power of nature, may have been on to something when he advised us nearly 25 centuries ago to make food our medicine and medicine our food.
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Obesity – Food Takes Over The Brain - Brain Blogger

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Brain Blogger (blog)Obesity – Food Takes Over The BrainBrain Blogger (blog)According to the World Health Organization (WHO), we will have 700 million obese and 2.3 billion overweight people, worldwide, by the year 2015.
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No longer wafer thin: French obesity on the rise - The Age

The AgeNo longer wafer thin: French obesity on the riseThe AgePARIS: It has been called the land of the slim, but the number of obese people in France has doubled in the past 15 years to reach 7 million, a study has found.
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Presenter's reply to fat gibe hits nerve - The Age

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New York Daily NewsPresenter's reply to fat gibe hits nerveThe AgeNEW YORK: When she received an email accusing her of setting a bad example to girls because she was overweight, the television presenter Jennifer Livingston might simply have clicked...
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North Carolina Paleo-Diet Blogger Locked in Free Speech Fight - Health Care News

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North Carolina Paleo-Diet Blogger Locked in Free Speech FightHealth Care NewsThree years ago Cooksey started a blog about his success controlling his diabetes through a diet low in carbs and rich in pasture-raised meats, animal fat, and vegetables.
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Giving Babies Antibiotics Could Lead to Obesity : Discovery News

Giving Babies Antibiotics Could Lead to Obesity : Discovery News | The Obese Matrix | Scoop.it
Giving babies antibiotics before the age of six months could cause them to be chubby children due to the killing of both good and bad gut bacteria.
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The Hidden Truths about Calories | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Hidden Truths about Calories | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | The Obese Matrix | Scoop.it
Odds are you sometimes think about calories. They are among the most often counted things in the universe. When the calorie was originally conceived it was ...
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Should obese children be taken into care?

Should extremely obese children be taken into care if their parents refuse to take action over their weight? Some health and social care professionals believe it is a question that needs to be considered more seriously.

 

The obesity epidemic creates moral dilemmas that trace the fracture lines of our institutions.

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Most Americans Ignore Truth About Obesity, Researchers Say - MyHealthNewsDaily

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Most Americans Ignore Truth About Obesity, Researchers SayMyHealthNewsDailyMany Americans think that people's individual decisions — not societal factors — are to blame for the obesity epidemic, but this is an oversimplified view that could hinder...

 

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Your fat is trying to kill you - Washington Post

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Washington Post Your fat is trying to kill you Washington Post Being fat has been linked to such dangerous health conditions as diabetes, cancer and cognitive decline.
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Your fat isn't trying to kill you. It is a part of you that needs attention you don't want to give.
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How Obesity Harms A Child's Body

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For the first time in history, American children could have a shorter lifespan than their parents. The cause: Obesity. With about a third of all youth overweight or worse, adverse health effects are being seen in epidemic proportions.
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U.S. obesity rate reaches epidemic levels | MyFOX8.com - WGHP-TV 8

U.S. obesity rate reaches epidemic levels | MyFOX8.com - WGHP-TV 8 | The Obese Matrix | Scoop.it
Authorities say the rise in obesity has caused devastating and costly health problems, reduced life expectancy and provoked stigma and discrimination.As of 2010, 12 states have an obese population of more than 30 percent.
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Adele Weight Loss: Only Happening If ...

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Adele says she won't be bullied into losing weight, and will only do so on two conditions. What are they? (Get Fit!
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Miami schools strive to defeat childhood obesity with new school lunch program - Examiner.com

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Miami schools strive to defeat childhood obesity with new school lunch programExaminer.comAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 12.5 million obese children in the United Sates today – three times as many as there...
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Mexico wants obese kids to slim down - Gulf Times

Mexico wants obese kids to slim downGulf TimesMexico, second in obesity in the world after the US, wants its children to cut down on the soft drinks and fatty foods that have made them the chubbiest kids in Latin America.
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Nashville to host obesity summit

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean today announced that Nashville will host the 7th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in the fall of 2013.
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Childhood obesity: 10 of your stories - BBC News

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Childhood obesity: 10 of your storiesBBC NewsChildhood obesity: 10 of your stories. A recent piece on childhood obesity prompted many emails from readers about their experiences of being overweight as children.
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Study: Obese Kids Have Less Sensitive Taste Buds

Study: Obese Kids Have Less Sensitive Taste Buds | The Obese Matrix | Scoop.it
Everyone’s taste buds are different. That’s why some people can swallow the spiciest peppers while others have no fondness for sweet desserts (gasp!).
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Inflammation; the Main Cause of Many Chronic Diseases

Inflammation; the Main Cause of Many Chronic Diseases | The Obese Matrix | Scoop.it
Inflammation is the root of many chronic diseases caused by poor eating habits, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, insomnia, lack of exercise, excessive constant stress & toxicity in the environment.
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Infographic - Institute of Medicine

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Great new infographic from IOM: Obesity: Complex But Conquerable.
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From brain to mouth: The psychology of obesity

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A growing body of research is delving deeper to find out more about the psychology behind the obesity epidemic.

 

Interesting article.  I tend to be skeptical of "psychological" explanations for mass phenomena, given the lack of experimental data available, but there is some good thinking here.

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