FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that obesity is on the rise worldwide — it’s doubled since 1980 — but people in the wealthiest nations are managing to reduce their blood pressure and cholesterol level.
Childhood obesity has been steadily rising in the U.S. in the past 30 years, and a new study from American University in Washington, D.C. has found that a child’s weight may depend on how much their mothers were away at work growing up.
Phi Beta Iota: The industrialization of agriculture has destroyed food, the family, and health at both the individual and societal levels. Absent an informed engaged public, public servants with integrity as well as intelligence, and a healthy respect for the importance of holistic long-term thinking, must of what we do is vastly more dangerous to our future than any “enemy” could possibly devise, afford, or deliver. It is possible to create a prosperous world at peace, starting with American the Beautiful, where the ten threats are convergent while the twelve policies are chaotic. One cannot have smart spies (or analysts) without a Smart Nation, nor can one have a Smart Nation in the absence of informed government. In our view, the Central Intelligence Agency is the center of gravity–if we get that right, the other pieces can be healed–if we cannot get that right, we need to shut down CIA and start over.