Childhood Obesity Rates Steady, But Remains at High Levels

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The childhood obesity epidemic is rooted in poverty, neighborhood deprivation and the political economy of our industrial food system, says Peter Arno

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  1. Randy The Wild Horse says:

    What I see today in stores is parents having kids as old as 12 sit in the shopping cart that is not the child seat quite often instead of walking like they should.

  2. thinkofit says:

    How can obesity continue to rise when lifestyle is pretty much stable? What's been exploding over the last few decades? Toxic exposures certainly, not only familiar ones such as lead and mercury (fabulous for creating metabolic havoc) but perhaps more significant those exposures that are going ignored in the discussion over metabolic disorders: electrosmog from increasing electrification as well as "wireless" socialization. If a layperson can come to this understanding, there is no excuse for the "experts" sitting at the policy making table to continue in their ignorance of the role of environmental toxins that have nothing to do with diet and lifestyle.

  3. Robert Ponder says:

    These food deserts are not some calculated plan by evil corporations. Lack of consumer demand for fruit and vegetables, combined with demand for meat and processed food creates a food desert. Aint like corporations passing up $$$ by refusing to sell fruit and vegetables.

  4. colonyofcells del machine says:

    It is easy to lose weight and maintain weight by avoiding or eliminating processed foods and refined substances like oil, refined flour, sweeteners, juice, protein powder, salt, etc. If taking vitamin b12 supplements, can also reduce or eliminate another type of junk food : all animal products. All animal products have 0 fiber and very few micronutrients compared to plants. China has already told its citizens to reduce animal products by 50% for health and for the environment. It is easy to be healthy by getting real food from the farmers markets and or the produce section. For the bulk of calories, can rely on cheap unrefined starches like tubers, whole grains and winter squash. A lot of diet guides forget to mention that sweet potato, potato, etc can be used as substitutes for whole grains.

  5. blackdaylight says:

    the guests on the real news network are always incredibly knowledgeable in their fields, but sometimes difficult to get into bc they aren't the polished interviewees

  6. diamondflame45 says:

    It pains me seeing this. I used to be overweight as a child. Our government and schools need to provide a more hands on approach in informing students how to eat healthy and stay active.

  7. The Tinfoil Tricorn says:

    Round Up Ready at work

  8. Stranded in Utah says:

    I was having blood drawn the other day and the chair the phlebotomist had me sit in was 4 feet wide. I made a comment about it and he told me that there are patients to who are too fat to fit in the giant chair!

  9. G Kuljian says:

    Lower incomes lend people to having access to corporate processed "food", which is high in bad fats, low in good fats, and high glycemic. It's another benefit of economic inequality.
    We need a million people in DC to express our demands. There's no alternative now that voting isn't a valid remedy.

    I forgot to mention this is about the circadian rhythm. Stress is also one big contributing factor.

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