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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

Dawgs on the Move Initiative

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

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Weighing In

The genetics of obesity-related inflammation

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Not all fat is made the same. Scientists have observed that fat cells in an obese person produce more molecules called adipokines, which catch the attention of the body’s immune system, causing them to invade fatty tissues. The flood of immune cells normally reserved for fighting infection can lead to disease-causing inflammation and the kinds … More ›

UGA researchers share perspectives on obesity

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Researchers at the University of Georgia debated the causes of obesity at this semester’s Issues in Information panel, attended by about 30 students at the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. As reported in the Red and Black, panelists Mary Ann Johnson, Louise Wicker and Ellen Evans tackled topics like the taste and cost of food, exercise … More ›

Pets Gain Pounds, Just Like Their People

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Veterinarians and animal researchers are seeing an alarming number of overweight pets and are advising owners to take extra steps to keep their pets healthy, Meanwhile, a new group of specialists in Athens is becoming concerned about obesity and unhealthy numbers on the scale. In a special issue on fitness and health, the Athens Flagpole … More ›

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