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World Anti-Obesity Day

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Its Anti-Obesity day today. The pound jumps from the vest (£) to the waist —the magic of obesity! Why has obesity become such a problem this century? We live in the age of globalization. We can get American burgers, Italian pizzas, Chinese dim sum and Belgian waffles with the click of a button. All we …

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Detecting and Overcoming Childhood Obesity

childhood obesity

In a country where 270 million people still live below the poverty line, obesity seems a rather far-off issue. However, with the rise of a sedentary lifestyle and junk food, India is now home to the third largest number of obese people in the world, according to a study published in the premium medical journal – The …

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Dangers of Childhood Obesity

childhood obesity

For centuries our focus has been on ensuring children get the best to eat. With changing times and diet, however, the quality of food hasn’t always stayed the highest. Junk food, physical inactivity with genetic influences, has led to a rise in childhood obesity. Are overweight children at similar risks as adults? Does childhood obesity contribute to …

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Low Maternal Folate linked to Childhood Obesity

Maternal Folate

While pregnancy is associated with consuming larger amount of calories, the quality of food means a great deal too. Affecting every step of development of the growing baby, it is essential to make sure they get the right balance of nutrients. Add to that the repercussions of maternal nutrition on the long-term health of the child, …

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