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Worldwide Diabetes Cases Reach 366 Million

Link to Article | http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-global-diabetes-20110914,0,3956419.story Written by: Jeannine Stein WEDNESDAY, September 16th, 2011 (LA Times)—–Diabetes isn’t just a problem in the U.S.–about 366 million people

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Dr. Arya Sharma | The Stigma of Bariatric Surgery

Link to Article | http://www.drsharma.ca/obesity-the-stigma-of-bariatric-surgery.html THURSDAY, July 14th, 2011 (www.drsharma.ca) — That overweight and obese individuals face weight-bias and discrimination is no secret. It is also

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National Dialogue on Healthy Weights

Link to Article | http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2011/07/c8727.html MONDAY, March 7th, 2010 (newswire.ca) — One of the most significant factors contributing to the epidemic rise of diabetes rates in Canada

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Ottawa Offers $3M for Childhood-Obesity Research

Link to Article http://www.canada.com/health/Ottawa+provide+millions+childhood+obesity+research/3829858/story.html Written By: Tom Spears MONDAY, November 15th, 2010 (Canada.com) — For generations, stopping childhood obesity seemed so simple: Shoo them outside to

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Obesity Could Cost Taxpayers Billions: Report

Link to Article | http://www.globaltvbc.com/Obesity+could+cost+taxpayers+billions+report/3525053/story.html TUESDAY, September 14th 2010 (Global BC) – The long term costs of smoking, obesity and lack of physical activity in Manitoba

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Meddling Fat Causes Diabetes

Link to Article | http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20101608-21235.html MONDAY, August 16th, 2010 (Science Alert) — Inflammation-causing cells in fat tissue may explain the link between obesity and diabetes,

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The Positive Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on Diabetics

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Obese Diabetes Patients: Study Link to Article |http://www.nationalpost.com/Weight+loss+surgery+helps+obese+diabetes+patients+study/3405256/story.html Written By: Julie Steenhuysen MONDAY, August 16th, 2010 (Reuters) — Three-fourths of obese

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Weight Gaining Risk After 50

Obesity, Weight Gain Increase Diabetes Risk After 50 Link to Article | http://www.weightlosssurgerychannel.com/breaking-wls-news/obesity-weight-gain-increase-diabetes-risk-after-50.html/ Weight Loss Surgery Channel — Gaining weight after age 50 can increase

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Misconceptions Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic

Atkins Effect Behind Obesity Epidemic? Link to Article | http://www.torontosun.com/life/healthandfitness/2010/06/11/14347616.html Written By: Cara Castagna MONDAY, June 14th 2010 (Edmonton Sun) — Overweight North Americans aren’t totally

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