AMA says more research needed to determine if obesity is a disease

General Health
The "Health on Today" blog of MSNBC runs a MyHealthNewsDaily article that reports the American Medical Association "decided more research was needed on" if obesity is a disease, "deferring the decision to a later date." Dr. Thomas Madejski, chair of the AMA's committee on medical service, said that at "the AMA meeting, doctors pointed out that in some cases, people have underlying abnormalities that cause them to be obese." (more…)
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Report: Children’s cereals healthier, but ads more aggressively target kids

General Health
The USA Today "Healthy Perspective" blog reported, "While most cereals marketed to children have gotten a bit healthier – lower in sugar and salt and higher in whole grains and fiber – they still typically contain a spoonful of sugar for every three spoonfuls of cereal, says a new report from watchdogs at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Meanwhile, companies are spending more money to market their least nutritious brands, researchers say." (more…)
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