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Calories, Cancer and Leading by Example: Exercising your right to a healthier lifestyle

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet While the old adage ‘we are what we eat’ might be an oversimplification, the truth is we are affected by how we eat. A 2010 survey by the Center for Disease Control found that nearly 70 percent of the United States adult population could be considered overweight – having a Body Mass Index between [...]

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Are mixed signals to blame for obesity

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Obesity, particularly childhood obesity, has spent a lot of time in the news.  There’s a good reason for that too.  Obesity is a dangerous condition that can lead to a myriad of health problems.  Unfortunately, society typically receives mixed signals about how to address the issue of weight, particularly among women.

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Scientists identify gene that is consistently altered in obese individuals

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Food and environment can chemically alter your gene function and scientists have identified a gene that is consistently altered in obesity.

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Parents get mixed signals with raising daughters

By   /  February 4, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet What’s a parent to do?  On one hand, I’ve heard for years that I need to help my daughter be comfortable in her own skin.  On the other, I hear about an obesity epidemic affecting our children.  So, I’m supposed to help my daughter be comfortable at whatever weight she will be (at 10 [...]

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