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The Skinny on Obesity
The obesity epidemic as a proportion of human population has effectively gone off the charts so to speak – statistically that is. The past 30 to 40 years have shown a statistically significant departure from the norm. So, the question that arises is, why? If something in our food consumption has changed then what is it? This University of California TV series explores some of the latest science and understanding which reveals insights in to the systemic changes that are clearly affecting our health and in fact the weight of the issue can be measured in more than pounds..., it can be measured in cost, quality of life, and may even be altering the health of our genetic health in relation to normative assessments.
Located in Did You Know? / 2012 Stuff
"Fat Chance" by Robert H. Lustig M.D.
One can derive multiple meanings from the title. The chance we are taking by eating the modern 'industrial diet', the difficulty one faces in trying to eat healthy, the daily fight to keeping a healthy body weight; the challenges we face and time we invest in trying to overcome the misleading information we are fed by the food industry, politicians, and lobbyists... In the end this book is about our chance to get better, to repair our metabolism, and to live a healthier and happier life.
Located in Did You Know?
The Men Who Made Us Fat
A series of grand mistakes, well intended policy and large scale misunderstanding has resulted in a human health problem on the scale…well, one that is tipping the scales. Obesity is a growing problem and one of the largest human health issues facing our well being and our economy. The arguments are many on both sides of the aisle. The food companies say its the responsibility of the individual. The individual is controlled by the food...
Located in Did You Know? / 2013 Stuff