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Experts target obesity, diet, exercise to combat high cholesterol in youth

With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life by recommending parents take their children for early testing and work to increase activity while reducing screen time.... Read more»

App addresses challenges women face trying to quit smoking

When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation: "Women are more likely to gain weight than men when they quit smoking, and women have more difficulty losing weight when they gain it." That’s why UA researchers helped develop an app to remind women smokers that their health is more important than being thin.... Read more»

Humble: Policies, not brochures, key to solving obesity epidemic

Combating a national obesity epidemic 20 years in the making requires more than just passing out brochures, Arizona’s top health official said Wednesday. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Study confirms Mediterranean diet is best

An interview with Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the University of Arizona-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Plus, a conversation with University of Arizona Regents Law Professor and water expert Dr. Robert Glennon, and Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

Pima fares better than most in county health rankings

Arizona continued to fall well short of national averages on a range of health indicators, from diets to teen birth rates, according to a national health report.... Read more»

Behold: The world's 10 fattest countries

If you tend to pack on a few pounds over the holidays, blame it on globalization. As the world has grown smaller, we’ve all grown larger — alarmingly so. ... Read more»

Health & Fitness

Mexico's growing obesity problem

MEXICO CITY — Pilar Blanco and her family sit down to dinner in what looks like an age-old meal time ceremony. But when she serves up the food, there is one major difference from tradition: instead of tortillas and beans, the family eats instant noodle soups, potato chips and fizzy soda.... Read more»