Obesity

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, a third-grader punches in her student identification to pay for a meal at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for federal school meals programs that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)
January 17, 2020 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
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Melissa Breaux Bankston, a CrossFit athletic trainer at CrossFit Algiers in New Orleans, works out at the gym Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. She participates in an intermittent fasting diet. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 01, 2020 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time. A diet that forbids eating for hours on end might seem doomed in a culture where food is constantly available...
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This combination of images provided by Amanda Daley shows mockups of a soft drink can and a chocolate candy bar with labels for "exercise calories," or the amount of physical activity needed to burn them off. Daley, a professor of behavioral medicine at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, says, "They may still ignore it, but let's give it a go. Let's at least give them a chance to be able to easily understand." (Amanda Daley via AP)
December 20, 2019 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Would you put down that bag of chips if you saw it had 170 calories? What if the label said it would take 16 minutes of running to burn off those calories? Health experts for years have pushed for clearer food labeling to empower people to make better choices. In the U.S., a recent...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photo, children are silhouetted by the setting sun as they ride a swing ride during the Canyon County Fair in Caldwell, Idaho. New results published Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in JAMA Pediatrics from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. (Greg Kreller/The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)
December 09, 2019 - 1:31 pm
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. Does excess body weight somehow reduce brain regions that regulate planning and impulse control? Is obesity a result of that brain difference? Or are...
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The motorcade of President Donald Trump waits at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2019 - 10:50 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February...
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This combination of undated photos provided by the family in October 2019 shows Faith Newsome before and after gastric bypass surgery. At 5 feet, 8 inches and 273 pounds, her BMI was almost 42 and she had high blood pressure and prediabetes when she had the procedure at age 16. After about a year, she’d shed 100 pounds and those health problems disappeared. She slimmed down enough to become active in sports, shop for prom dresses and gain a better self-image. But to avoid malnutrition she takes vitamins, must eat small meals and gets sick if she eats foods high in fat or sugar. (Family photos via AP)
October 27, 2019 - 11:38 am
Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 16, 2019 - 5:49 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of a world in which people suffer from malnutrition in some areas and obesity in others. In a message Wednesday for the U.N.'s World Food Day, Francis lamented the "distorted relationship between...
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This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
September 09, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo shows two overweight women in New York. On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, health officials are reporting fewer new cases of diabetes in U.S. adults _ even as obesity rates continue to climb. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 28, 2019 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. Earlier...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and some pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program that was produced in conjunction with the Sesame Street children's television show to educate children about nutrition and health. Lead author of a analysis released on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Dr. Amanda Perak, a heart specialist at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital, says in most cases, kids can improve cholesterol levels by adopting healthier habits _ eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and less processed food, and exercising more. Researchers studied data from health surveys in 1999 through 2016 involving 26,000 U.S. kids aged 6 to 19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 21, 2019 - 11:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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