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While we were pleased to see that the 'blame game' for obesity is declining, we now know that there is still much work to be done in combating weight bias," said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.
The ineffectiveness of the public health response has been attributed to: 1) heavy focus on individual-based approaches and lack of scaled-up socio-environmental policies and programs, 2) modest effects of interventions in reducing and preventing obesity at the population level, and 3) inappropriate focus on weight rather than health.
Although these data suggest that the epidemic of childhood obesity may have begun to recede in Philadelphia, unacceptably high rates of obesity and severe obesity continue to threaten the health and futures of many school children," the study's authors wrote.
They see motivations ranging from the rational (the vested interests of obesity researchers, public health officials, and the diet and pharmaceutical industries) to the irrational (a deep-seated cultural revulsion at fat people, disproportionately poor symbols of sloth who serve as stand-ins for minority scapegoats).
Chapters on pregnancy and the treatment of obesity are detailed and provide a start for parents who need an in-depth approach to the serious health implications and consequences of childhood obesity.
Before that pivotal study, tests had demonstrated that obesity could disrupt sleep, but few experiments had investigated whether lack of sleep could contribute to obesity.
World experts have recognized that obesity "is a complex disease with genetic, metabolic, and behavioral determinants," (USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion), and camps can definitely be a part of the behavioral determinant sector of the solution.
and we know that obesity contributes to all of them," says the University of Texas's Scott Grundy.
In our district, there's a direct correlation between high poverty and high obesity,'' said Montaez, D-Mission Hills, whose district includes some of the poorest portions of the eastern San Fernando Valley.
Amazingly, drug abusers and those who suffer from obesity appear to have a similarity in brain chemistry that seems partly responsible for these compulsive behaviors.
Researchers have found that people suffering from obesity, alcohol addiction, and drug addiction tend to have lower-than-average numbers of D2 (dopamine) receptors in their brains.
The justification given for the proposed benefit is the amelioration of some of the negative outcomes of obesity, as noted above; however, the damage caused by obesity has already been done by the time one is Medicare-eligible.