HEY YOU! IS YOUR TELEVISION MAKING YOU FAT?
- Perilously Plump. Atkinson, Jim // Texas Monthly;Apr2002, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p74
Presents an article on overweight people and the dining culture in Texas. Factors which affect the weight problem in the state; Prevalence of the weight problem among Americans; Implications of the trend in fast foods for the incidence of the weight problem in the U.S.
- Why exercisers still eat junk food. Selene, Michele; Yeager // Prevention;Jun2004, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p48
Presents the results of a study which examined the reasons for the ineffective results of a fitness program in overweight people. Dietary intake of people enrolled in the program; Suggestion for a change in the food preferences of individuals.
- Feed'em and weep. Carlyon, Patrick // Bulletin with Newsweek;9/27/2005, Vol. 123 Issue 6489, p71
The article presents information about the television program "You Are What You Eat."The television program manifests the insecurity that previous generations tried hard to suppress. Each week a fat person invited Gilian MacKeith, a nutritionist, to exhibit their weekly food intake. The idea is...
- The debt to pleasure. Boyce, Nell // U.S. News & World Report;02/12/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 6, p53
Discusses research which shows that severely overweight people have fewer receptors for a chemical called dopamine, which plays a crucial role in the brain's pleasure response. Comments by Gene-Jack Wang whose findings were published in a February issue of `The Lancet'; How the deficiency may...
- Chapter 3: The Fitness Factor: The Foundation of Good Health. Libal, Autumn // Fitness Factor: The Importance of Physical Activity & Exercise;2005, p27
This article focuses on the need for a person to spend a significant portion of every day engaged in physical activity in order to be fit and healthy. Overweight and obesity are rising at epidemic rates. Thus the health risks associated with these conditions are also on the rise. These health...
- A WEIGHTY ISSUE. Chatzky, Jean; Freedman, Jonah // Money;Fall2003, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p104
Comments on factors that increase health-care costs and the benefits to health from controlling diet and exercise. Statistics on overweight American adults, according to the American Obesity Association; A specific number from the measure of body mass index equated in food and pounds; Medical...
- 126 Pounds Lighter Through Diet, Prayer And Hard Work. // Ebony;
The article discusses how Stanley Anthony Flake from High Point, North Carolina, managed to lose weight from 289 pounds to 163 pounds. It states that the fear from a crippling stroke had made him decide to start thinking sincerely. He signed to a local health club and began a daily work out,...
- Análisis comparativo de los planes y programas sobre alimentación y actividad física llevados a cabo en las diferentes comunidades autónomas españolas. Trescastro-López, E. Ma; Sánchez-Robles, C.; Galiana-Sánchez, Ma E.; Bernabeu-Mestre, J. // Nutricion Hospitalaria;dic2012 suplemento 3, Vol. 27, p72
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- Counterpoint: Medical Costs Associated with Obesity Should be Paid by the Patient, not the Healthcare System. Renneboog, Richard // Canadian Points of View: Obesity;2009, p3
The article presents an argument against using government funds to pay for the medical and social costs linked to obesity. It is the author's opinion that obesity is a self-inflicted condition, the costs of which should be borne by individuals. Lifestyle choices which may influence obesity are...