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Report: sugary drinks consumed most by black males, least educated

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According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to consume sugary drinks. The CDC report also found that nearly 24 percent of adults drank at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day. 

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Study: frequent incidents of racism linked to obesity

Does racism make one obese? Researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Centre think so.

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Study: Sleeping patterns of blacks unhealthy, worse than those of whites

According to a study released by the Harvard School for Public Health, black sleeping patterns are worse than those of their white counterparts. The study cites perceived or objective job discrimination, limited control over work demands and an increase in overall black workers’ stress as causes to lose hours of restorative sleep compared to white […]

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25% of teens meet U.S. health guidelines

According to the latest fitness data for the country, just 1 in 4 teenagers meet the U.S. health guidelines. The data reflects trends for kids aged 12 to 15 who meet the recommendation of an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day. 

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Plus size Barbie sparks debate on social media

A new debate is emerging on social media that could reveal the sentiments of Americans in relation to body image and women. A plus-sized modeling company posted a pictured of an image of a plus-sized Barbie doll on its Facebook page in hopes of finding out what people thought about the idea. Read some of […]

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Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign to Release Hip Hop Album to Fight Childhood Obesity

In her latest effort to combat childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to release a 19-track album of mostly hip-hop songs to further her Let’s Move! campaign.

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STUDY: Black Youth More Likely to Cosume Calories from Sugary Drinks

According to a recent study, black youth are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume high calorie, sugary drinks like Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Experts say these results highlight the racial disparities present within America’s obesity epidemic.

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Michelle Obama Announces New Nutritional Guidelines for School Lunches

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Today Michelle Obama announced major changes to nutritional standards for school lunches. School lunches will now contain less sodium and more grains, and there will be a wider selection of vegetables and fruits. Good idea, or government overreach?

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Pizza is a Vegetable? Congress Seems to Think So

If you haven’t heard from a pizza fanatic, like myself, last month Congress wrote a bill that continues to allow the tomato paste on pizza to be counted as a serving of vegetables. While you may have heard this argument circulating for a while, the Obama administration and the Department of Agriculture have proposed to […]

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Is Childhood Obesity THAT out of Hand?

A piece of commentary published in The Journal of The American Medical Association has posed interesting questions regarding children’s welfare, the part that parents play in contributing to childhood obesity and the moral obligations of government. The authors of the article put forth that morbid obesity is and should be considered a type of neglect. […]

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