Public Enemy No. 1

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The triggers for obesity are everywhere. A fast food chain implores customers to grab a “fourth meal.” Another touts any size soft drink for a dollar. Escalators replace stairs. Even the television remote provides one more opportunity to be sedentary.

A New Approach

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Crouching next to his backyard pool for a routine skimming of its leaves and drowned insects, Jim Brown saw a reflection of a man he didn’t want to be.

Starting Early

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If Samiya Razzaq, M.D., could make one item disappear from every child’s diet, it would be sugary drinks.

Power of Faith

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Church-going African-Americans in the Arkansas Delta are feeling the power of faith a little more than usual these days, especially around their waistlines.

It Takes a Coalition

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This past summer has been exciting and a little overwhelming for Debra Bolding and Glenda Rice, volunteer co-managers of the Howard County Farmers Market in the southwest Arkansas city of Nashville.

Talking Nutrition to Older Arkansans

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All ages can benefit from education on nutrition and obesity prevention, as demonstrated this year by presentations to a group of older adults by faculty in the UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Dietetics and Nutrition.

Ready or Not

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Holly Felix, Ph.D., recalls a day six years ago when she learned about an obese elderly woman whose family couldn’t find a nursing home that would admit her.

Like Mom, Like Baby

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Scientists today know that the key to a major reduction in obesity rates lies beyond prescriptions for diet and exercise.