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Biomass Study Finds World’s Population 18.5 Million Tons Overweight

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Being fat is not usually considered an environmental problem. But that notion might be changing. A new global study estimates the world’s adult human biomass – the total weight of people living on the planet and suggests that obesity is taking a heavy toll on the world’s energy resources. For years, scientists have tracked the […]

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Study: Obesity Rising Worldwide

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Health experts are warning that obesity is on the rise worldwide, especially in the United States and Britain. A new study published Friday in the medical journal, The Lancet, says 1.5 billion adults are overweight and another half-a-billion are obese. Obesity is also on the rise among the world’s children, with 170 million classified as […]

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New Breakdown Shows US States Getting Fatter Fast

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A state-by-state breakdown shows Americans are getting fatter, with almost one-third of the adult population in 12 states now classified as obese. The findings are part of a report released Thursday by two private organizations, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report found obesity rates increased in 16 U.S. […]

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