Category Archives: obesity

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…and then some.

The Good Remember that scene in American Beauty when the intense, borderline-creepy, documentarian-obsessed teen is showing his girlfriend a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind, and marvels about how beautiful it is? He says: “… And I … Continue reading

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Prevention over treatment

Spending the week in new york at columbia university in nutrition courses for health professionals. Spent two days on lipoprotein metabolism and cardiovascular disease and targeting medications. Our U.S. health professionals are spending their time and talent treating NCDs, a … Continue reading

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Potato chips are really bad for you. Sad…

I really like chips. Especially the jalapeno flavored ones I used to get in Washington Heights. Miss Vickies to be precise. They are good here in Italy too – especially when accompanied by Prosecco as an aperitivo. And maybe this … Continue reading

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The Obesity Riddle

By 2015, the year in which the Millennium Development Goals will come to an end, it is estimated that worldwide, one in every third persons will be overweight and one in ten will be obese. Staggering statistics yes? Why is … Continue reading

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remembering young women

Much of the focus from the international community has been on ending child undernutrition and interventions that improve growth and development of kids. One population that has been largely neglected is adolescent girls and young women. Evidence shows that maternal … Continue reading

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Push your fitness limits, give up sugar, cut back alcohol

Michael Pollan is famous for his slogan: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is a great message because it has both health and environment benefits. I do think it is vague and actually hard to do though. And … Continue reading

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Basta to pizza Naples? Fuhgeddaboudit!

I recently traveled to Naples for a short weekend, and found the city to be the pulsing beat of Italy’s immense heart, or maybe it is the heart attack…More on that soon. There is so much of Naples that reminds … Continue reading

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