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The nutrition puzzle

Malnutrition is associated with over a third of children’s deaths and is the single most important risk factor in many diseases. It can also cause obesity later in life. In the womb and during the first couple of years, the body adjusts to a poor diet by squirrelling away whatever it can as fat (an energy reserve). It never loses its acquired metabolism. This explains the astronomical obesity rates in countries that have switched from poor to middle-income status.

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Source: The Economist

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BPA's obesity and diabetes link strengthened by new study

Growing evidence suggest that exposure to even minuscule amounts of synthesized substances can scramble hormone signals. Nadal's latest research, published last week in PLoS ONE, finds that the chemical triggers the release of almost double the insulin actually needed to break down food.

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Source: Huffington Post


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Get fit with less than 5 min of exercise a week?

A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise.

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Source: BBC

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Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body

A new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of trash from inside our body's cells may be one of it's most valuable effects.

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Source: The New York Times


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Women with diabetes warned to take precautions when having a baby

Women who have diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect, research reveals.

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Source: The Guardian


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GOP freshman slams Obama’s costly anti-obesity ad campaign

The Republican congressman from Tennessee is fighting back against anti-obesity ad campaigns initiated by the Obama administration and congressional Democrats that target sugary soft drinks and other high-calorie foods.

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Source: The Washington Times


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Toxic Sugar: Should We Regulate It Like Alcohol?

Should sugar be regulated like alcohol? That's the premise of a new position paper, published today in the journal Nature by three leading obesity researchers from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

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Source: Huffington Post


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