Obesity

5:00am

Tue June 10, 2014
Health

'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic To Sugar, Industry And Government

The movie 'Fed Up' argues the main cause of the childhood obesity epidemic is sugar.
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7:48am

Sun April 6, 2014
Health

Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate

Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks contain over 145 miles of trails.
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Boulder’s reputation as a healthy city has pushed it to the top nationwide for the lowest obesity rates. The city has come in first for lowest obesity rates every year with the exception of 2009 in a survey conducted by Gallup.

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8:20am

Thu April 3, 2014
Shots - Health News

Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean?

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 1:46 pm

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Exposure to morning light, whether it's pure sunlight or bright indoor lighting, is associated with leaner body weights, researchers say.

The findings fit with a growing body of evidence that suggests keeping our internal body clocks synchronized with the natural light-dark cycle is beneficial to our health and our waistlines.

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1:31am

Mon March 31, 2014
The Salt

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 1:10 pm

Nutrition researchers are reaching a new consensus: Cut back on all those refined carbs. And remember that some fat is good.
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Remember the fat-free boom that swept the country in the 1990s? Yes, we know from the Salt readers who took our informal survey that lots of you tried to follow it. And gave up.

"I definitely remember eating fat-free cookies, fat–free pudding, fat-free cheese, which was awful," Elizabeth Stafford, an attorney from North Carolina, told us in the survey.

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1:27am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Salt

Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 9:24 am

The 1990s were rife with low-fat packaged snacks, from potato chips to cookies.
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If you want to trace Americans' fear of fat, the place to start is the U.S. Senate, during the steamy days of July 1976.

That's when Sen. George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention to the links between diet and disease.

And what was the urgency? The economy was booming, and many Americans were living high on the hog. A 1954 Capitol Hill restaurant menu offers a glimpse of what lunch looked like then: steak with claret sauce, buttered succotash and pineapple cheesecake. But soon, that prosperity began to cast a dark shadow within the halls of Congress.

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