Conscious and Subconscious Mechanisms

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We are looking at an obesity research paper from the McKinsey Institute, to see how it could tie back to the teaching of a sage called Osho.

Philosophies of Behavior

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The world is full of theories about how to quell obesity, but which ideas and interventions are doable and cost-effective?

Obesity Villain Suspect — BPA

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Studies show that Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor and contributes to the childhood obesity epidemic.

More About Berkeley’s Soda Tax

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Studies show that Berkeley had kept its word regarding the soda tax proceeds. A lot of it was spent on children’s health programs.

Lessons Learned

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The state of Arkansas tried to implement mandatory BMI screenings in schools, which was met with objections from parents on privacy grounds.

More Quality of Life Studies

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Studies show obesity and impaired emotional health can be mutually reciprocal in perpetuating each other, and the negative impact of obesity increases with age.

Quality of Life Studies

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Does the quality of life decline because the child is overweight/obese, or do children become overweight/obese in reaction to lives that are already messed up?

How About Those Phthalates?

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Evidence points to phthalates being endocrine disruptors. Their presence is associated with allergies, asthma, diabetes, some kinds of cancer, and obesity.

What Are Phthalates and Why Should We Care?

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No matter how you feel about phthalates, they are almost impossible to avoid because of their presence in food, water and air.

The Food Addiction — Eating Addiction Quandary

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Do you eat because you are depressed, or the other way around? High-fat foods can cause chemical reactions in the brain ultimately leading to depression.

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