Hispanics live longer than most Americans, but will the US obesity epidemic change things?

Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.

Jennifer Van Hook, Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: obesity health-disparities health-care-costs

Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism

Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?

Alexander Suvorov, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health environment metabolism obesity immune-system genes toxicology

Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away

Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.

Grayson Jaggers, Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  health  diet  covid-19  coronavirus  obesity  immune-system  food  nutrition  junk-food

Coronavirus linked to greater risk of life-threatening infection in people with obesity

Over-active immune response might be behind higher rates of life-threatening COVID-19 infections in patients with obesity.

Noel Caplice, University College Cork • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  obesity  immune-response  cytokines  obese

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address the obesity epidemic

Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.

John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Feb. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  cities  obesity  exercise  walking  urban-planning  bicycling  urban-policy  parks  food-deserts  city-parks

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