The Leonard Lopate Show

Obese Kids, Adult Diseases

Monday, February 24, 2014

Kids who are extremely overweight are becoming biological adults long before their normal weight peers - and with childhood obesity on the rise, more and more kids are at high risk for obesity-related conditions like cirrhosis, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Communities Fight Mississippi's Diabetes Crisis

Monday, January 20, 2014

Diabetes is quickly on the raise in Mississippi, with potentially a third of the population suffering with the disease by 2030. For the underfunded and under-resourced, the state of Mississippi is now looking toward community leaders to make health changes for residents at the local level. Dr. Michael Minor, the reverend at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Hernado, MS, explains how his congregation is fighting obesity and diabetes.


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Public Debate Over a Controversial Childhood Obesity Campaign

Friday, February 10, 2012

Approximately one-third of adults and 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. While this public health crisis has spawned a billion dollar diet industry, reality shows dedicated to weight loss, and the First Lady's "Let's Move" program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta didn’t think these were enough to discourage children from making unhealthy choices. The hospital launched a billboard and digital campaign featuring obese children with derogatory narration and captions. The ads are powerful, but they’ve also been criticized for stigmatizing overweight children.

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No Matter How Many Fruits N' Veggies There Are, The Sweet Stuff Sells

Friday, October 15, 2010

"If we are truly interested in changing the rates of obesity issue, our take cannot simply be that sugary and high-fat food is all that is within walking distance to poor New Yorkers. It simply isn’t true."

-- John McWhorter.

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