Monthly Archives: May 2013

Obesity worsen memory; Weight loss improve memory

In addition to physical and mental illness, Obesity can worsen memory while weight loss can improve memory. Gunstad et al. (2007) found that the higher BMI would relate to the poorer cognitive test performance and memory function a subject would … Continue reading

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Art of Interdisciplinarity in School Lunch

Now should be the time to bridge an explanation-action gap between food experts and policy makers as they check with one another. Policy makers should understand or pay attention to what food experts argue, while food experts should respect available … Continue reading

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The First State in the U.S. that set up a statewide public-private funding partnership for school meals

“They do it as a classroom and they’re eating with their buddies, and it makes it more of like a family atmosphere,” described Cristi Rulen, who is the food service director for 10 schools in West Virginia (Gusman, 2013). Obesity … Continue reading

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?Food Insecurity = Obesity?

Expanding emphasis to the issue of food security, it is still debatable whether food insecurity and obesity is correlated. Food Research and Action Center puts numerous research findings showing a link between food insecurity and overweight or obesity. However at … Continue reading

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Obesity & Mental Wellness or Illness?

Not only could overweight or obese people be prone to physical health problems, but they could also be mentally ill. Sampling 8,534 twin pairs to reduce genetic variations, researchers found that People with high midlife Body Mass Index (BMI) would … Continue reading

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?Obesity Epidemic? 82% globally & 100% increase in one region over the past 20 years

The study, which has taken more than 5 years to complete with a collaboration of 488 researchers from 50 countries and 303 institutions, revealed that Every country except for sub-Saharan African countries experiences increasing obesity rates. 82% globally 100% in … Continue reading

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TransGenerational Legacy of Hunger, leading to Obesity

Thrifty gene hypothesis … Obesity more likely occurs among populations exposed in the past to alternating feast and famine Biologically, genes that encourage fat storage for the next shortage would be favored for survival. Historically, people from Africa and Asia … Continue reading

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