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5 surprising facts about obesity
In simple terms, being obese means that a person carries too much weight, specifically fat, around their body. To gain this extra fat, a person needs to eat more calories than they burn, which is generally thought to be the result of a sedentary lifestyle and the consumption of high-energy foods. As researchers are beginning to get a deeper understanding of obesity, we start to appreciate that this simplistic view does not tell the full story.
Nov 16, 2017 10:10AM - Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com)
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How Bias and Discrimination Make Us Sick
Bias and discrimination are ugly aspects of human nature. They come in many forms. Fat shaming, racism, and sexism are all very much in the news.
Nov 13, 2017 3:14PM - ConscienHealth (conscienhealth.org)
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How Obesity Stacks the Odds in Cancer Against You
When it comes to cancer, its increasingly clear that obesity stacks the odds against you in two ways. First, obesity is a key risk factor for many cancers. And second, obesity leads to worse outcomes in cancer treatment.
Nov 10, 2017 12:35PM - ConscienHealth (conscienhealth.org)
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Is your gut microbiome the key to health and happiness?
John Cryan was originally trained as a neuroscientist to focus on everything from the neck upwards. But eight years ago, an investigation into irritable bowel syndrome drew his gaze towards the gut. Like people with depression, those with IBS often report having experienced early-life trauma, so in 2009, Cryan and his colleagues set about traumatising rat pups by separating them from their mothers.
Nov 6, 2017 5:58PM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
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The Report
Actions and accountability to advance nutrition and sustainable development Download the 2017 Global Nutrition Report Download Full Report Translations:Espaol|Franais Download Summary Download Synopsis translations: Franais | Espaol | ??????? | ????| ??????? A better nourished world is a better world. Yet the 2017 Global Nutrition Report shows that, despite the significant steps the world has taken towards improving nutrition and associated health burdens over recent decades, nutrition is still a large-scale and universal problem. Too many people are being left behind from the benefits of improved nutrition.
Nov 3, 2017 11:39PM - globalnutritionreport.org (globalnutritionreport.org)