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A damning report on child obesity from a Dutch study.

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See where are you on the global fat scale!

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In the battle against obesity, New York City plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks. Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he "thinks it's what the public wants the mayor to do." +Wall Street Journal reported recently.

Would you support a ban like this in the UK? We'd like to hear from you, so please leave your comment below.

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#obesity #overweight #weightloss #NYC #obesityepidemic

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A study carried out by researchers from Tel Aviv University and funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel and the Ministry of Research, Taiwan and by the Ela Kodesz Institute for Cardiac Physical Sciences and Engineering was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology last year, it concluded that placing precursor fat cells under mechanical stretching stress causes them to produce fat at a faster rate. In plain terms, the weight pressure that we place on fat cells in our bottom when we sit down could contribute to increased bottom fat.

What do you think of the result of this research? Would you get up more often and exercise?

For full article, please visit NHS website.
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Hope the sun is shining where you are. Remember, be careful in this heat - it can affect your blood glucose levels...

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News_Landing_Page/Heatwave-advice/

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In this week’s news digest, results from a US trial of flexible sigmoidoscopy for bowel cancer screening; International Clinical Trials Day; the latest info on coffee and cancer, and more: http://bit.ly/L1XP5E

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"A mother who chooses caesarean delivery on maternal request should be aware of potential health risks to her and her baby, including childhood obesity and other potential long-term risks." wrote in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood by the lead author Dr Susanna Huh, of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, +Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, US.

In the study, infants delivered by caesarean section had twofold higher odds of childhood obesity, even after adjusting for maternal BMI, birth weight and other confounding variables.

Sue Macdonald, education and research manager at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “This highlights the need to avoid caesarean sections that are not medically needed."

Would this research result affect your decision if you were to have baby in the future? We'd like to hear from you!

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Fast food is linked to depression in a recent study

The researchers' conclusion is that their results demonstrated a positive dose-response relationship between the consumption of fast food and the risk of depression, consumption of commercial baked goods was also positively associated to depressive disorders.

This Spanish study was carried out by researchers from the University of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and the University of Navarra. It was funded by the Spanish Government’s Carlos III Institute of Health.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition.

To read the in depth analysis, please visit HNS website.

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#obesity #overweight #weightloss #research #health #fastfood #HNS
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