obesity http://kuow.org en How Limitations Of Self Control And Corporate Marketing Set Us Up For Obesity Epidemic http://kuow.org/post/how-limitations-self-control-and-corporate-marketing-set-us-obesity-epidemic <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Dr. Deborah Cohen about her new book, “A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind The Obesity Epidemic – And How We Can End It."</p><p>She says there are two reasons for the obesity epidemic. First, we’re hardwired to eat and no matter how many diets we try, we can’t overcome the limits of self control. Second, in the modern food environment, corporations aggressively market cheap, unhealthy food.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:12:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Arwen Nicks 27432 at http://kuow.org How Limitations Of Self Control And Corporate Marketing Set Us Up For Obesity Epidemic Insecticide Exposure Could Make You Fat, Washington Researchers Say http://kuow.org/post/insecticide-exposure-could-make-you-fat-washington-researchers-say <p>Even if you haven’t been exposed to DDT in your lifetime, researchers say it could still have an effect on you – and your weight. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:37:19 +0000 Courtney Flatt 22684 at http://kuow.org Insecticide Exposure Could Make You Fat, Washington Researchers Say UW Study Links Obesity To Socioeconomic Status http://kuow.org/post/uw-study-links-obesity-socioeconomic-status <p>For years, researchers have been connecting the dots between socioeconomic status and obesity rates. A new <a href="http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ijo2013179a.html">study from the University of Washington</a> makes those connections even stronger.<br /><br />The study, published in the <a href="http://www.nature.com/ijo/index.html">International Journal of Obesity</a> looked at nearly 60,000 men and women in King County. It found that people in South and Southeast King County were much more likely to be obese. The biggest factors were education levels and home values.<br /><br /><a href="http://depts.washington.edu/epidem/fac/facBio.shtml?Drewnowski_Adam">Adam Drewnowski</a> is the study&rsquo;s lead author. He&rsquo;s a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington and the director of the <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/uwcphn/">UW&rsquo;s Center for Public Health Nutrition</a>. He talks with Marcie Sillman. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:11:32 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22030 at http://kuow.org Childhood Obesity, Thoughts On Ramadan, And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/childhood-obesity-thoughts-ramadan-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></strong></p><p><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Childhood Obesity Declining Among America’s Poorest</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the mid 1970’s, childhood obesity rates in America have doubled. In recent years however, the tide seems to be turning. Between 2008 and 2011, obesity rates among poor children fell in 18 states – including here in Washington according to a new study from the Centers For Disease Control. Why do poor children suffer from high obesity rates? And what are some of the factors that are helping close the gap? We talk with Simone French of the University of Minnesota’s Obesity Prevention Center.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Thoughts On Ramadan</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Muslims around the world have been fasting during the day and attending religious gatherings at night during the annual celebration of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest of holidays. <em>Weekday</em> producer </span>Amina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Al-Sadi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reflects on this year’s Ramadan as it draws to a close.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Radio Retrospective</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katy </span>Sewall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes a weekly listen back to the sounds of radio’s Golden Age.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Recommended Eating</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food writer Sara </span>Dickerman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Today she highlights “Phnom Penh,” a Cambodian restaurant in Seattle’s International District. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also recommends a cookbook. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18181 at http://kuow.org Childhood Obesity, Thoughts On Ramadan, And Radio Retrospective Do You Want The Government All Up In Your Junk Food? http://kuow.org/post/do-you-want-government-all-your-junk-food <p>Over 60 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Most of us can agree that’s high. But we don’t agree how to fix it, nor can we agree on who is responsible for the problem. Is it time for the government to step in and step up food regulation in the United States? Ross Reynolds and Dr. William Hallman discuss the challenges facing out food system when it comes to advertising, warning labels and regulation.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:43:29 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 10393 at http://kuow.org How Healthy Is Seattle? http://kuow.org/post/how-healthy-seattle <p>What is well-being? How do you measure it? And how do Seattle and Washington state measure up in terms of healthy behaviors and happy outlook?</p><p>Ross Reynolds talked to Dr. Carter Coberley, vice president of Health Research and Outcomes at Healthways Center in Franklin, Tennessee, about a social-measurement index that goes beyond the gross domestic product or the Dow Jones Industrial average.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:10:07 +0000 Amber Cortes 9460 at http://kuow.org How Healthy Is Seattle? New Science Center Interactive Exhibit Focuses On Wellness http://kuow.org/post/new-science-center-interactive-exhibit-focuses-wellness <p></p><p>Most science exhibits focus on animals, robots or body parts. But a new exhibit at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center focuses on wellness. The goal is to help kids understand how the choices they make affect their overall health.</p><p><br> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:49:17 +0000 Ruby de Luna 4306 at http://kuow.org New Science Center Interactive Exhibit Focuses On Wellness