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The Skinny on Obesity
The obesity epidemic as a proportion of human population has effectively gone off the charts so to speak – statistically that is. The past 30 to 40 years have shown a statistically significant departure from the norm. So, the question that arises is, why? If something in our food consumption has changed then what is it? This University of California TV series explores some of the latest science and understanding which reveals insights in to the systemic changes that are clearly affecting our health and in fact the weight of the issue can be measured in more than pounds..., it can be measured in cost, quality of life, and may even be altering the health of our genetic health in relation to normative assessments.
Located in Did You Know? / 2012 Stuff
NYC - 40% of Public School Children are Overweight or Obese
City statistics released last month showed that nearly 40 percent of public-school children in kindergarten through eighth grade are overweight or obese. Mayor Bloomberg is taking action to help the people, and the state, fight this disturbing and dangerous trend, that is eroding the health of the public, and increasing the burden on the state with rising health care costs and the increasing threat to quality of life.
Located in Did You Know? / 2010 Stuff