Obesity and overweight driving premature cardiovascular disease mortality, research finds

More Australians and Americans are dying from cardiovascular disease attributable to excess weight, particularly in younger people, new research finds. University of Melbourne researchers warn that this trend will continue without concerted government action that promotes behaviour change. Led by Dr. Tim Adair and Professor Alan Lopez, the new study published in BMC Medicine found […]

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Nearly one in four young people experience food insecurity from adolescence to adulthood

Recent U.S. government data shows that 11% of households experienced food insecurity in the past year. Food insecurity, which is defined by lacking dependable access to enough food for active and healthy living, can be especially hard on young people maturing from adolescence into “emerging adulthood” (i.e., 18-26 years old). Young people who experience food […]

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