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Anti-obesity coalition wishes you healthy holidays

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Get Healthy CT, an anti-obesity coalition of hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers, is wishing area residents a happy – and healthy – holiday season. Visit GetHealthyCT.org and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about healthy holiday recipes, avoiding weight gain, staying fit and managing stress. Direct access is available […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Absenteeism from obesity costs billions

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Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the nation over $8 billion per year in lost productivity, according to a study recently published by Yale’s Rudd Center researchers. The study suggests that the health consequences of obesity negatively impact the workforce, and in turn create a significant financial challenge […] [Read More]
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Diabetes, healthy Thanksgiving foods, focus of anti-obesity group

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Diabetes awareness and healthy eating for Thanksgiving are the themes of this month’s wellness message from Get Healthy CT, the regional wellness coalition that includes hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers. Visit GetHealthyCT.org and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about diabetes prevention, a diabetes risk assessment test, an exercise […] [Read More]
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Yale study shows how brain ‘browns’ fat to aid weight loss

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Is a cure for obesity on the horizon? Well, probably not any time soon. However, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating. This process impacts how much energy we burn and how much weight we can lose. As you likely know, weight gain happens […] [Read More]
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Anti-obesity effort touts limiting screen time

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Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is urging area residents to limit their time in front of TV and computer screens and spend more time exercising. The group’s website, GetHealthyCT.org, offers a variety of suggestions on how to limit the time adults and children spend online or […] [Read More]
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CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The awards will strengthen state and local programs aimed at fighting these chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in […] [Read More]
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Anti-obesity group emphasizes importance of whole grains

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For September, Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is providing a wealth of information to help area residents shop for, prepare and eat whole-grain foods to gain the maximum health benefit. The group’s website, GetHealthyCT.org, offers a variety of easy recipes using whole grains, including eight high-fiber […] [Read More]
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A quarter of Connecticut adults are obese

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The bad news: About a quarter of the state’s adults are obese, and that number has risen steadily over the past few decades. The good news: Connecticut is still doing better than a lot of its fellow states. That’s according to the annual “State of Obesity” report from the Trust for America’s Health and the […] [Read More]
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Number of dentists might affect obesity rates

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The fight against obesity in the United States may have some unexpected allies — dentists. New research by the Yale School of Public Health has found that counties with a higher number of dentists per capita have strikingly lower rates of obesity than their peers, even within the same state. The study, published in the […] [Read More]
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Study: Obese women have problems predicting rewards

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Obese women were better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues in the journal Current Biology. The findings could result in specific behavioral Researchers examined how 133 normal-weight and obese men and women learn associations […] [Read More]
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