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Poverty Obesity

Obesity Rates Growing Faster In Poorer Countries

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While obesity rates are climbing around the world, they are climbing faster in developing countries than in wealthy ones, researchers from the Oversea...

When I Was Fat: A Story Of Poverty

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Bauer

My turn at poverty was sudden and relatively brief. But I do know something about how living that way increases body mass and how seemingly impossible it is to turn the weight around.

Poverty And Obesity: Breaking The Link

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

After several decades of steep upswings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that obesity rates in the U.S. may be stabilizing, with no significant change in prevalence over the past two years for children.

Poor Americans Are the Most Obese, and We Have No Help for Them

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The high-risk one that needs to be targeted for intervention would be the inner-city youth that Michelle Obama is reaching out to.