Friday, November 12, 2010

Today's health articles

The Buck Double, a cheeseburger from Burger King.Image via WikipediaI've come across some health articles that I want to share with everybody, and hopefully, even just a nugget or two of wisdom gleaned from these will prove beneficial for now, for life, and to the generations to come.

To our good health!

Much more true than you might first have thought are the words you are what you eat. While many people actually obsess over issues that are completely out of their own control, the way to actually benefit their well being and achieve good health is by simply eating properly. Using a holistic nutritionist can help to learn how to use food to achieve complete health with a diet plan based on specific individual needs.

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A Holistic Nutritionist May Be The Answer To Many Of Your Health Issues

The Evolution of ObesityDespite all the efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, fast food restaurants have become more aggressive in marketing their meals to kids, according to a new report released Monday from Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Last year preschoolers saw 21 percent more ads for McDonald's, 9 percent more ads for Burger King, and 56 percent more ads for Subway compared to 2007, the Los Angeles Times reports. The exposure to these ads was even greater among kids ages 6 to 11. Race also seemed to be a factor with black children seeing 50 percent more ads than whites. What's more, in examining the food, just 12 of 3,039 meal combinations met the nutritional standards for preschoolers, and just 15 met the standards for older children. While most restaurants have healthy side dishes and beverages, the researchers found, they're rarely offered as an alternative to kids: Their child-friendly meals came with French fries 86 percent of the time and soda 55 percent of the time. The most popular items ordered by young children and teens had hefty amounts of saturated fat and sugar. The Yale study was conducted by analyzing the marketing tactics of 12 fast food chains and nutritional data in more than 3,000 kids' meals and 2,781 menu items.

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Fast Food Restaurants Increase Ads Aim

Handbook of Obesity TreatmentKids who struggle to pay attention, control impulsive behavior, or fidget or chatter incessantly are often diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And the rate of these diagnoses has continued its upward trend, new research suggests. Nearly one in 10 children...
Women who drink fructose-rich beverages such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice are at increased risk for gout, a new study finds. The incidence of gout...
Obese teenagers are 16 times more likely to become severely obese adults than teens of normal weight, new research finds. Someone who is severely obese...

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Health Buzz: ADHD Diagnoses Increase in Children

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