Monthly Archives: October 2010

One in three adults could have diabetes by 2050

New research by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) projects that one third of our population could have diabetes by the year 2050. The encouraging part of this story is that nearly all of the spread of diabetes will be...
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The cost of obesity is double previous estimates

A recent research study conducted by researchers at Cornell and Lehigh universities and  has analyzed the economic impact of obesity.  The findings show obesity’s annual cost of approximately $168B in the United States. Previous studies found that obese individuals incurred...
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Human powered transport from Shweeb catches Google’s attention

Take a look at this idea for combining exercise with public transportation. It’s an idea from a company in New Zealand called Shweeb.  It’s still in the early stages, but Google just Google awarded Shweeb $1 million for research and...
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