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Obesity-A Worldwide Epidemic

April 27, 2012

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This is a video from the Center of Disease Control(CDC) on obesity. It is one of the five health risk factors used in our program to educate consumers in disease prevention. Obesity is a cause of heart disease, which is the number 1 killer worldwide. Obesity is a cause of non-communicable diseases such as strokes, […]

Childhood Obesity Linked To Air Pollution

April 18, 2012

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An unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are two known risk factors for childhood obesity, but a recent study has linked it to maternal exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy. The study was done in New York City and involved 702 non-smoking pregnant women. They were age 18-35 African-American or Dominican. In their […]

Mom’s Obesity Increases Chances of Autism

April 12, 2012

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There is another good reason for couples who are family planning to include weight control in their plans. Obesity in pregnancy has been linked to many maternal illnesses, stillbirth and birth deffects, but a recent study links it to autism. The study does not prove mom’s obesity in pregnancy causes autism, but that it increases […]

Too Much Sitting Can Kill You | EHS Today

April 5, 2012

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A large study that focused on total sitting time provides reliable evidence of how being too sedentary can affect one’s life. The study of 200,000 found that inactive people who sat a lot  had twice the risk of dying within 3 years than those who sat least. Physical activity is important to prevent non-communicable diseases […]

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