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Pay now or pay later

In Featured Posts, Obesity by Prof

Obesity is not the only so-called life-style disease, but it certainly is the poster child for such diseases.  That’s because nearly every other life-style disease, from type 2 diabetes to heart disease, hypertension, and cancer, are all related to an obesogenic life-style. To remind you, life-style diseases are those caused …

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Obesity: more than just calories in and calories out

In Featured Posts, Obesity by Prof

According to many researchers, there are two main causes for the obesity epidemic. The first is aggressive food marketing practices that encourage consumption of high fat, heavily sweetened foods, and the second is the markedly increased rates of physical inactivity.  In other words, most of us live in an “obesogenic …

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Eating socially

In Featured Posts, Obesity by Prof

We are about to end our unit on culture and psychology of food and soon we will begin discussing the obesity issue.  The two topics are clearly related, since a major question related to the obesity problem is why so many of us eat too much.  Indeed, addressing the latter …