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Long Term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners for Children is Unclear

A recently published statement by the AAP has found that the long term safety of artificial sweeteners for children is unclear. The American Academy of Pediatricians says there is insufficient evidence about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Being Overweight Cuts Lifespan by 4 Years

The results of a new report finds being overweight cuts lifespan by 4 years. The study was released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD.) Their report is “The Heavy Burden of Obesity: The Economics of Prevention,” and

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Posted in Nutrition, Wellness

Di-Obesity is an Epidemic in America

  There has been a dramatic increase in obesity and diabetes in America over the past 20 years. Enough of an increase to say Di-Obesity is an epidemic in America today. In 1997 19.1% of Americans were obese and 5.1%

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

Stephen Hawking’s Obesity PSA

  Did you see this Stephen Hawking’s Obesity PSA which was released in November? I know it sounds like an article from the Onion but world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking really did release a public service announcement on the obesity

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Wellness

Soda Tax

Lots of news this week about a soda tax, both locally and world wide. If you live in the Chicagoland area it has been reported a once cent per ounce tax on soda (we call it pop in these parts),

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Wellness

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