Tag Archives: Obesity

Obesity rate drops by 13% among US preschoolers on food assistance

Drop in obese US toddlers on government-assisted food plan: 13% fewer preschoolers on WIC are dangerously overweight, report finds In 2010, nearly 16 percent of preschoolers between two and four enrolled in the US food voucher program were obese By 2016, only 14 percent were obese, following 2014 changes to the WIC food assistance program… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »

Obesity Is Driving Rise in Cancer Among Young People

Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of various types of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). These obesity-related cancers are now found to be on the rise among young people in the United States. What’s more, rates are steeply increasing in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations, suggest… Read More »