14 May '12, 2pm

‘Weight of the Nation’ takes a realistic look at a looming crisis

‘Weight of the Nation’ takes a realistic look at a looming crisis

Does Grist food news knock off your socks? Leave a tip in our farmbox. (Why are we rhyming in phrases so terse? Grist’s been cursed by verse! ) HBO has a history of tackling serious American health-care crises. In recent years, the cable network has taken on addiction and Alzheimer’s to much critical acclaim. And now the network has turned its attention to another huge health problem: obesity and its enormous economic, emotional, social, and health cost on individuals, families, communities, and the country at large. As Americans have gained weight in recent years, rates of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other obesity-related health problems have also skyrocketed. Rates of Type 2 diabetes (once known as “adult-onset diabetes”) are soaring among kids . And this is a generation of people that may well die at a younger age than their parents, largely because of medical ...

Full article: http://grist.org/food/weight-of-the-nation-takes-a-realis...

Tweets

HBO’s Weight of the Nation should have taken fo...

grist.org 16 May '12, 2pm

Editor’s note: For another perspective on this series, see this post . The Weight of the Nation — a four-part mini-series ...

The weight loss 'secret'

af.mil 14 May '12, 9pm

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) -- Two controversial topics that often dominate the headlines in our country a...

Gucci Takes to Travel

Gucci Takes to Travel

robbreport.com 15 May '12, 7am

is taking a step toward more functional, stylish luggage with the launch of its first four-wheel trolley ($2,750). The sle...

How to determine your ideal racing weight:

runnersworld.com 15 May '12, 12am

The Cooper Center studies show that aerobic fitness is a powerful predictor of longevity. Indeed it's often better to be f...

Cafédirect: Coffee crisis looms as climate impacts intensify

Cafédirect: Coffee crisis looms as climate impa...

businessgreen.com 14 May '12, 9am

Your morning cup of coffee is likely to become significantly more expensive at the same time as quality levels "return to ...

Offshore Transmission Line Takes a Step Forward

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 May '12, 7pm

A pioneering proposal to build a wind power transmission line on the ocean floor from southern Virginia to northern New Je...

seller takes huge loss

domainnamewire.com 16 May '12, 1am

Zimbabwe.com seller takes huge loss Here’s what law enforcement wants you to do before registering a domain… Bari Meyerson...

Greek crisis deepens with no breakthrough in coalition talks

Greek crisis deepens with no breakthrough in co...

channelnewsasia.com 13 May '12, 9pm

ATHENS: Greek political party leaders emerged late Sunday from emergency cabinet talks with no breakthrough in sight, rais...

@muhdhazwann this one yolo

@muhdhazwann this one yolo

mrbrownshow.com 27 May '12, 5am

Twitter Trackbacks for the mrbrown show » Blog Archive » the mrbrown show: the baby crisis [mrbrownshow.com] on Topsy.com ...

Exercise, Weight Loss and Food Reward | Sweat S...

My Jockology column in the Globe and Mail this week takes a closer look at a study I blogged about last month, on why exer...

If You Put All Earth's Water In One Place, It'd Look Like This

If You Put All Earth's Water In One Place, It'd...

treehugger.com 15 May '12, 3pm

While it looks like the planet's surface is covered mostly in water, the fact is there is very little water on this planet...

The Peak Oil Crisis: Perspective

The Peak Oil Crisis: Perspective

postcarbon.org 20 May '12, 12am

While waiting to see how the Iranian nuclear confrontation and the various Eurozone crises sort themselves out, there is t...

Russian satellite takes the most detailed photo of Earth yet

Russian satellite takes the most detailed photo...

green-blog.org 13 May '12, 4pm

We have been used to see NASA's 64-megapixel "Blue Marble" photos of the Earth. But now a Russian weather satellite has ta...

@AceofSpadesHQ @AoSHQ takes a stand on #BrettKi...

ace.mu.nu 22 May '12, 10pm

« THE ARKANSAS (AND KENTUCKY) DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS THREAD | Main | Overnight Open Thread (5-22-2012) » May 22, 2012 ...

#BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment – the first cour...

breeam.org 17 May '12, 11am

The third day of the training takes place 4 weeks after the initial 2 day training course - 18 July 2012 The course is two...