Monthly Archives: October 2009

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The Obesity Epidemic Isn’t Just About Willpower

Link to Article | Written By Bernadine Healey, M.D. WEDNESDAY, October 14 2009 ( -- Obesity, not so long ago an issue of personal struggle with fatty foods and bulging waistline, has of late become Public Health Enemy No. 1, blamed for almost a third of the rise in healthcare spending. Overeaters now find …

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Obesity: A Risk Factor in Sleep Apnea

Obesity Linked to Sleep Disorder Link to Article| SUNDAY, Oct 4 2009 (Press Association) - A world expert in sleep disorders will warn obese people of the potential dangers of getting behind the wheel because of a condition that disrupts breathing during the night. Obesity Causes Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) occurs when …

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Parents’ Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity Starts With the Parents Link to Article| Written By Peg Doyle SUNDAY, Oct 4 2009 (Wicked Local) - Fortunately, parents of young children have an opportunity early in their children’s lives to establish healthy eating habits. The task may seem daunting when a parent sees the barrage of advertisements for fast-food …