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Born Into Poverty and Obesity

Elissa Sanci

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Money controls so many aspects of our lives—including our health. I’ve never given much thought to the existing correlation between poverty and obesity, but it’s there and it’s huge (pun intended). Between 2003 and 2007, obesity rates increased by 10 percent for low-income children; children fro...

New Research Suggests Link Between Autism and Obesity During Pregnancy

Elizabeth Field

April 18, 2012


Filed under Health, Science

Healthy eating and regular exercise improves mind function, chronic illnesses, and various other health issues. But have you ever stopped to consider how your health is affecting others? New research suggests that women who were obese during pregnancy were more likely to have autistic children...

Health and Fitness: Obese From Birth … or Maybe Sooner

Melanie Rovinsky

September 22, 2010


Filed under Health and Fitness

Obesity related diseases may have more to do with prenatal factors than overeating and lack of exercise, The New York Times reported early this month. Recent studies show that unwarranted weight gain during pregnancy often results in larger-than-normal infants who are predisposed to become obese children...

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