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August 07, 2013

Genetics and obesity

By: Sarah Bride, program coordinator, Cerner Wellness

Obesity continues to be an epidemic, and as a society we are constantly trying to put a finger on exactly what the causes are. Recently there has been debate over obesity and the role of genetics.... Read full story

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July 30, 2013

Is obesity a bigger global health crisis than hunger?

By: Andrea Dietzen, program coordinator, Cerner Wellness

CNN recently released an article stating that obesity was now a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, citing a new report published in the British medical journal The Lancet. The basis of the statement was tied to the claim that non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes were now the leading causes of years spent sick or injured, and additionally that the global rates of obesity have climbed 82 percent in the past two decades. ... Read full story

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