Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apr 02, 2012 13:10 pm - Posted by
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Obesity is calculated using height and weight, and is defined as having a body-mass index of 30 or higher.  Obesity in Canada has risen dramatically over the past 50 years, with the most disturbing rises occurring in the past 20 years.  Obesity is such a concern because it is linked to many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, as well as contributing to many other diseases.  According to the report, Stat Can said, “"Obesity has been described as a gl
Apr 02, 2012 13:09 pm - Posted by
The Link Between Unhealthy Beverages and Childhood Obesity Children continue to drink unhealthy beverages because they are readily available, according to a study from the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.  Despite guidelines prohibiting unhealthy drinks in school lunch programs, students often turn to vending machines and stores to buy them.    The problem is access to high sugar sodas or sports drinks from snack bars and vending machines and a lack of healthy alternatives that they