U.S. Cities Weigh in on Bad Diets and Obesity
Earlier this month DiseaseProof.com spotlighted The New York Times coverage of how NYC is facing increased diabetes, but New York isn't the only city concerned with expanding waistlines. Consider these other recent reports from around the nation:
- The Chicago Tribune reports that the human brain is wired to love sweets and America's obsession with Oreo cookies captures the nation's dietary dilemma.
- The Los Angeles Times reports that Kellogg and Nickelodeon parent Viacom Inc. are accused of enticing children to crave low-nutrition food and drinks.
- American dietary digressions become very apparent when examining the plight of recent immigrants who, as the Boston Globe reports, forgo the healthy eating habits of their homeland and assimilate to the way people eat here.
- The Washington Post provides a free fast food calorie calculator that will make you unhappy about your recent Happy Meal, Crispy Chicken Strips, or Beef Gordita Supreme.
- And in the Seattle Times there is an examination of the report that about a third of U.S. teens would flunk a treadmill fitness test, meaning that reportedly more than 7 million youngsters could face higher risks for heart disease later in life.
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