Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

Obese employees a great risk for workers’ compensation claims than older workers

With the average age of American workers increasing, there have been concerns that more older workers could result in higher workers’ compensation claims. But the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has found that is not true. Liles Williams, chairman, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, attends the NCCI annual meeting almost every year. “A couple years […] [...]

State sees first decline in adolescent obesity in 10 years

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2012

Tags: adolescence, adolescent, children, eating, exercise, fat, food, health, health care, nutrition, obesity, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s obesity rate in high school students (grades 9-12) has dropped by 12.7 percent, knocking the state’s teens out of the number one spot down to number five in obesity nationwide. Mississippi’s 2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey found the rate of obesity among Mississippi high school students to be 16.5 percent, down […] [...]

Put down that margarita, report says booze contains as many empty calories as Big Gulp

by Ross Reily Published: November 15,2012

Tags: alcohol, Big Gulp, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, New York, obesity

NEW YORK — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found. Soda and other sweetened drinks — the focus of obesity-fighting public health campaigns — are the source of about 6 percent […] [...]

Report: Nearly 70% of state’s residents will be obese by 2030

NEW YORK — A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of […] [...]

ERIC DYESS: Is sugar really as toxic as fat, cholesterol?

For those who watched a recent episode on “60 Minutes” entitled “Sugar Toxic”, you might be mortified to ever drink another soda or add that carcinogen-laced sugar packet to your latte tomorrow. Maybe you should. As a physician involved with lipoprotein metabolism (think “cholesterol disorders”) for more than 25 years, my immediate reaction to the […] [...]

Cartoons – July 11, 2011

by For the MBJ Published: July 17,2011

Tags: cagle, children, economy, obesity, Ricky Noble

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Cartoons – July 18, 2011

by For the MBJ Published: July 17,2011

Tags: cagle, children, economy, obesity, Ricky Noble

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State tops obesity ranking for seventh straight year

by Associated Press Published: July 7,2011

Tags: healthcare, nutrition, obesity

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In 1995, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. Now, all but one does. And Mississippi again ranks as the most obese state in the nation. An annual obesity report by two public health groups looked for the first time at state-by-state statistics over the last two decades. The state […] [...]

How about $250 for every 10 pounds lost?

by Nancy Anderson Published: June 19,2011

Tags: fat, Mind Over Money, obesity

So, we’re fat. Fattest state in the union. Our politicians are fat. Our news anchors are fat. Our family reunions look like an episode of “The Biggest Loser.” And, yes, I’m trying to lose a few pounds myself! “Fat” has an economic impact. Of all the money we spend on healthcare, nearly 10 percent can […] [...]

Study looks at food assistance programs and cost of living

by Wally Northway Published: January 30,2011

Tags: food, food assistance programs, healthcare, nutrition, obesity

STARKVILLE — Food assistance programs are designed to keep children fed who otherwise would be hungry, but a recent Southern Rural Development Center study found they often contribute to obesity in cities with a high cost of living. The study was conducted by Elizabeth Rigby of The George Washington University and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro of […] [...]

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