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Obesity is about much more than an unhealthy lifestyle
Despite an abundance of evidence illustrating that weight gain is caused by a complex cocktail of factors, obesity is often solely attributed to poor individual lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise. This type of simplistic view of what causes weight gain leads to and reinforces whats known as weight stigma. This is defined as: A bias or discrimination aimed at individuals perceived to be overweight.
Sep 22, 2017 8:46AM - The Conversation (theconversation.com)
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Access denied: wheelchair metro maps versus everyone else's
The metro can be the quickest way to get around many big cities. Unless youre in a wheelchair. Although it has invested recently in improving accessibility, the London Underground the worlds oldest metro, opened in 1863 still only has 71 out 270 tube stations accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter from street to platform.
Sep 21, 2017 6:47AM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
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Weight and Metabolic Outcomes 12 Years after Gastric Bypass
Original Article N Engl J Med 2017; 377:1143-1155September 21, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1700459 Few long-term or controlled studies of bariatric surgery have been conducted to date. We report the 12-year follow-up results of an observational, prospective study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass that was conducted in the United States.
Sep 20, 2017 9:25PM - New England Journal of Medicine (nejm.org)
Communities are at the forefront of implementing strategies and programs to reduce childhood obesity. NCCOR is accelerating progress by supporting efforts to learn from communities, sharing evidence and lessons learned, and creating resources and tools to advance community-level approaches. To commemorate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, we will share various ways that NCCOR helps communities evaluate their progress in reducing childhood obesity.
Sep 20, 2017 7:00PM - nccor.org (nccor.org)
Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the push to introduce a 20% tax on sugary drinks to halt the rise of obesity in Australia, saying the economy already has too many taxes. He said health authorities would be better off focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles, and proper labelling of food products, and getting people to exercise more. A coalition of 34 organisations, led by the Obesity Policy Coalition and Deakin Universitys Global Obesity Centre, and including the Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne and the Cancer Council, have united to call for urgent action from the federal government to address Australias serious obesity problem.
Sep 19, 2017 2:50AM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
A year ago, Washington D.C.'s Capital Area Food Bank one of the largest in the country decided to turn away junk food, joining a growing trend of food banks that are trying to offer healthier options to low-income Americans.
Sep 18, 2017 8:39PM - NPR.org (npr.org)
How Everyday Language Casually Stigmatises Obesity And What to Do About It Obesity is a highly stigmatised condition. Those with obesity are frequently subject to prejudice and ridicule at home, school, work, and even from health care professionals. Every day, they face social rejection and are deemed lazy, unattractive, unmotivated and unhappy.
Sep 16, 2017 12:48PM - ConscienHealth (conscienhealth.org)
Lately, studies investigating the role of gut bacteria in our overall health - especially in the context of metabolic disorders such as obesity - abound. For instance, earlier this week,Medical News Today reported on a studylooking intohow some gut bacteria may influence weight gain. Now, new research from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark examines how our individual gut microbiomes may shed light on whether or not - and to what extent - we are able to lose excess weight while following particular dietary guidelines.
Sep 15, 2017 7:10AM - Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com)
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Sep 14, 2017 12:54AM - time.com (time.com)
The national debate on health care is moving into a new, hopefully bipartisan phase. The fundamental underlying challenge is cost the massive and ever-rising price of care which drives nearly all disputes, from access to benefit levels to Medicaid expansion. So far, policymakers have tried to reduce costs by tinkering with how care is delivered.
Sep 13, 2017 6:52AM - The Conversation (theconversation.com)