Month: August 2012

Self-fulfilling chubby prophecy

Apparently, just perceiving yourself as fat can lead to extra pounds. A researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that teenagers who feel fat, but aren’t actually fat, […]

Dogs like treadmills too

Just like American people, U.S. pups have a weight problem. More than half of the dogs in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese. Of the 41 million heavy-set dogs, […]

Couch potato kids

Couch potato kids top the list of American adults’ biggest concerns about kids’ health, according to a new survey. The National Poll on Children’s Health, conducted by University of Michigan’s C.S. […]

Below-average Washington

The state of Washington is below average. And that’s a good thing. The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a sort of report card for the states, detailing the percentage of the […]

Food stamps and sugary drinks

Children in families that receive food stamps drink just as much milk, soda and fruit juice as kids who don’t receive federal assistance, according to a recent study. The study, which […]

Coffee boost

Nearly half of all U.S. workers claim they are less productive without a cup of Joe. And of those who need coffee to get through their day, 61 percent say […]

Ultimate artery-clogger

The Clark County Fair is in full swing. And what’s the fair without fair food? Staples like elephant ears, and burgers topped with onion rings, and curly fries. And … deep-fried […]

Weight-gain denial

Apparently, Americans are in weight-gain denial. Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington discovered that while U.S. obesity rates are rising, Americans tend to […]

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