Healthy Thursday: Healthcare after Health Issues


Americans are more obese now than anytime in her history. Why? Basically, the problem boils down to what happens in the kitchen-what Americans are feeding themselves. But, Ample Americans (as my bf says) can only feed themselves what the U.S. Government says we can eat. Which leads to health problems. Americans are not exercising, walking…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Healthcare after Health Issues

USDA: School Lunches, Food Stamps Not Part of Obesity Epidemic


Overweight Food stamps, school lunch and other public nutrition programs do not contribute to an obesity epidemic affecting millions of children and adults, despite blame levied by critics, U.S. and academic officials said on Thursday. The Agriculture Department programs will cost about $73 billion in fiscal 2009. They range from school milk to food stamps…… Continue reading USDA: School Lunches, Food Stamps Not Part of Obesity Epidemic

Obesity ‘Virus’ Spreads Like Common Cold, Scientists Say


DNA Obesity can be “caught” as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands. The condition has been linked to a highly-infectious virus which causes sniffles and sore throats.   Nikhil Dhurandhar, an associate professor at The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, in Baton Rouge, La., said the virus, known as…… Continue reading Obesity ‘Virus’ Spreads Like Common Cold, Scientists Say

Latest Study: More Americans Obese Than Previously Thought


body mass index chart Study shows 34% are obese and 32% overweight, per the numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics . As science has proven, being overweight or obese raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, arthritis and other conditions, more and more Americans are growing around the middle. Alarmingly,…… Continue reading Latest Study: More Americans Obese Than Previously Thought