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  • How the big holiday meal stresses your body out – and how to fight back

    The holidays may be a time to relax and enjoy fine food, but when it comes to the big festive meal, savouring a plate loaded down with turkey, gravy and other favourites can put the human body in a state that is anything but merry.

    For a healthy person who rarely indulges in a big meal, the effects may ultimately be negligible.


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    Obesity rates up to almost one billion in developing world

    The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.

    The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence diets.
    In the UK, 64% of adults are classed as being overweight or obese.

    The report predicts a "huge increase" in heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.
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      Child obesity at highest level in Canada and U.S.

      Child obesity in Canada and the U.S. appears to have levelled off, but there needs to be a greater emphasis on prevention, experts say.

      The prevalence of obesity in recent years among those aged three to 19 was 13 per cent in Canada, compared with 17.5 per cent in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in a report, "Prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents in Canada and the United States."

      In the late 1970s, five per cent of children and teens in Canada and 5.6 per cent in the U.S. were obese, the researchers said.