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“Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”

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This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population.  The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.

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“What 2,000 Calories Looks Like”

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This 2014 New York Times: Upshot article shows us what 2,000 calories (a daily recommended caloric intake for most healthy adults) looks like when it comes to an average meal at various fast food chains.

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English: The New York Times building in New York, NY across from the Port Authority. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Why Screening for Diabetes is Important (Especially if You Take Psychiatric Medications) “

 

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This March 25, 2014 NAMI Blog post talks about the importance of people who take psychiatric medication needing to be screened for Diabetes.

 

 

 

 

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“Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests”

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This March 11, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about a study that seems to show a link between obesity in girls and an increased risk of poor grades in school.

 

Two mice; the mouse on the left has more fat s...

Two mice; the mouse on the left has more fat stores than the mouse on the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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“Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More On The Plate”

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This January 17, 2014, NPR: The Salt article talks about ongoing research that looks at diet sodas and whether they help or hinder with weight loss.  The findings seem to be indicating that people who drink diet sodas tend to eat more calories worth of solid food than folks who drink regular sodas.  They also found that folks who drink diet sodas tend to gain weight and are more likely to become obese then people who don’t drink diet sodas.

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English: Diet Coke Products (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise”

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This January 8, 2014 HealthDay article on the Philly.com website talks about research that indicates most teens are getting less than 1 hour of physical activity per day.  The research also finds that teens who are obese tend to be less likely to be physically active then teens of a healthy weight.  This observation has researchers wondering if obesity causes decreased activity or if decreased activity causes obesity (made me think of which came first? the chicken? or the egg?)

Two mice; the mouse on the left has more fat s...

Two mice; the mouse on the left has more fat stores than the mouse on the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 20, 2013 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about the possible links in weight gain in women diagnosed with PTSD.

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