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Air Pollution Causes Obesity? Breathing In Smog Can Cause Cardio-Respiratory And Metabolic Dysfunctions Raising Risk Of Abnormal Weight Gain

Air pollution may be causing obesity. A new study has indicated that breathing in smog causes abnormal weight gain. A new study by Duke’s University, USA indicates breathing in polluted air for just a few weeks can substantially increase the risk of obesity. Smog, which is common in cities, isn’t just responsible for causing cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions, but may ...

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Eating Fish While Pregnant Increases Risk For Childhood Obesity

Eating fish while pregnant increases the risk of childhood obesity, especially in kids between 4- and 5-years-old. A new study found that mothers who eat fish three or more times a week during pregnancy are more likely to have overweight children than pregnant mothers who ate little or no fish. According to an L.A. Times report, the researchers could only ...

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ADHD In Girls Leads To Higher Obesity Rates According To Mayo Clinic Researchers

ADHD in girls can lead to obesity in adulthood, according to a new study. Young girls who suffer from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder during childhood are twice as likely to be obese later on in life. Researchers looked at the medical records of 336 children diagnosed with ADHD born between 1976 and 1982, then compared them to 665 kids of the ...

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At 380 Pounds, ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Whitney Thore Battles PCOS And Obesity Bullying: ‘No Shame’ [Video]

Weighing 380 pounds, Whitney Thore feels that she truly loves her Big Fat Fabulous Life. But it’s not all wonderful, as she reveals on her reality TV show, which just got renewed for a second season on TLC. In addition to battling PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), Whitney is coping with fallout from the show that ranges from hate mail to ...

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Michelle Obama announces funding to fight childhood obesity

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama wants kids to maintain a healthy weight. The first lady visited a school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $ 500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity. The money comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The initiative encourages educators and families to serve healthier food and organize ...

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