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Journal Entry chemical/x-pdbFirst Lady visit to Fort Jackson will highlight the impact of obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment
First lady Michelle Obama will visit South Carolina this week to highlight the impact of childhood obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment.<br /><br /><br />
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Journal Entry Troff documentCan eating a big breakfast help you lose weight?
A recent German study provides evidence to challenge the common belief that eating a big breakfast can help you lose weight.
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Journal EntryChildhood obesity
Obesity has become a major problem among children that leads to other serious health risks.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsSleep as a child is linked to body weight as an adult
Children under age 11 who don't get enough sleep are more likely to become overweight as adults.
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Journal EntryFood choices linked to weight gain
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights the importance of making healthy food choices to prevent long-term weight gain.
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Journal EntryChanges in diet and lifestyle can prevent long-term weight gain
Obesity has become a national crisis, and as developing countries adopt our western culture they too seem to face the growing problem of obesity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) looked at how changes in diet and lifestyle affect long-term weight gain in the U.S.
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Journal EntryRestaurants offering healthier kids’ meals
Restaurants are starting to offer healthier menu items for children, limiting unhealthy fats, added sugars, and sodium.
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Journal EntryYour Body Mass Index – know what it is
The Body Mass Index is an estimate of body fat—and a tool to help you evaluate your health status.
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Journal EntryUnderstanding the risk of metabolic syndrome
High blood pressure, extra fat around your waist, high cholesterol levels, and type 2 diabetes are separate health risk factors, but collectively these conditions will increase your risk for metabolic syndrome and increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Read what you can do to help decrease your risk.
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Journal Entry D source codeNew DoD nutrition campaign launched
The Department of Defense has launched a new nutrition campaign to help make Warfighters healthier.
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