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We last brought you the results of the annual report into US obesity rates in 2009, back when the report was titled, ‘F as in Fat’. But after ten years of ‘F as in Fat’, the annual report from the Trust For America’s Health (TFAH) has been given a new name for 2014’s release; ‘The […]

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obesity takes toll on brain of the elderly

Obesity, even a few extra pounds, already is a known cause of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Now there’s evidence that excess weight shrinks the brains of elderly people, making them potentially more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive decline. “The key thing is, good vascular health equals good brain health,” said Cyrus […]

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women weight loss surgery might help kids

An overweight woman who has weight loss surgery before becoming pregnant may help break the cycle of obesity in her family, according to a new study. Researchers found that children born to women who had weight loss surgery before pregnancy have improved heart health and a lower risk of obesity compared with their siblings who were […]

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