Small habits slowly pack on the pounds over the years: Study

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Watching TV, eating potato chips, having a sugary soda are a few bad habits that slowly pack in the pounds.

Just a few bad habits like watching TV, eating potato chips, having a sugary soda at lunch or staying up too late at night are just a few bad habits that can add up to a steady creep of pounds over the years, U.S. researchers have found.

 

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Babies to be Given Anti-obesity Drugs in the Womb

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Doctors hope it will prevent the birth of oversized babies.

In a trial described as ‘disturbing’ by weight loss groups, babies will be given a diet drug in the womb to stop them being born overweight.  One hundred obese moms-to-be will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births.

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FTC Proposes Stricter Guidelines on Food Ads for Children

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Regulators are asking food makers and restaurant companies to make a choice: make your products healthier or stop advertising them to youngsters.

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed sweeping new guidelines that could push the food industry to overhaul how it advertises cereal, soda pop, snacks, restaurant meals and other foods to children.

 

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Study: Video Games Make You Eat More

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Video games compel you to eat even when you aren’t hungry.

A study in Canada has offered up a new clue to the country’s obesity epidemic.  The study suggested that video-game use is not just a rampant and sedentary replacement for physical exertion, but actually compels players to eat more — even when they are not hungry.

 

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‘Litte Emperor’ Syndrome – China Struggling with Growing Obesity as Economy Sky Rockets

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China’s more affluent generation of middle class families have been raising more and more pampered children  bringing a growing blight of obesity to Chinese society.

In a sleepy riverside village in Southern China, three-year-old Lu Zhihao tears around his home; his belly, arms and legs wobbling with fat as he stuffs a pear into his mouth.

 

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