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The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 5): Generation XL

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Published on May 10, 2012

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity/) An unnerving trend of obese infants is just one indication that obesity can be passed on from mother to fetus. This installment looks towards the next generation, with an emphasis on preventive care and pre-natal health. Series: "UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 23719]
Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/prime/

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Beau C
This is why fat acceptance movement is a crime against humanity. These people need HELP, not forced acceptance.
jamx97
All you fat ass women need to stop consuming to much sugar and carbs. Get your fat asses to the gym and lose that fat ass. 
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FabuBlog Diaries
I do know one thing though... obesity is not genetic. Slow metabolisms can be genetic, but obesity itself isn't. But luckily they can be changed with proper exercise and nutrition. But in most cases childhood obesity is caused by the parent's parenting. If the parents teach their child to be active and to have proper nutrition and they get their kids off their computers and go outside to play football, they will most likely not become overweight. But if the parents don't teach their child to be active and have proper nutrition. If the parents pretty much let there kids eat twinkies and watch tv all day, they will most likely become overweight. Then that style of parenting goes on from generation to generation. I don't know, that's just my theory :P
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Alphamale
Funny how some wise guy once said "the human race will not die when the sun explodes, we will have killed our selves long before that" So true, sugar is only one way we are killing our own race. ONE of MANY.
X
people need to stop getting fatties pregnant
spystyle
Awesome series :)
Danny G.
This is enlightening! I've always heard that genetics can play a role in metabolism, but I had no idea that a woman's eating habits while she is pregnant can have such a profound effect on a child's metabolism. 
seriall1337
so basically we can blame women for our obesity epidemic? xD
GodlyJackalope
I have known so many people that prove this so wrong, including myself.  I feel like there is some truth in this, I am not saying this whole thing is a sham.  but at the end of the day your choices make the difference. your baby will learn to like or even love what ever you feed them. When I was little I loved anything green, salmon was awesome, and fruit was my life! but once I was 3 my father wasn't the one feeding me, it was my mom she was obese, she fed me what she ate, it tasted different but I liked it(Told to me by my father).  she stopped buying the healthy food (this I do vaguely remember when I was 5-6) I ate most of my life and keep in mind she was very! over weight while she had me.  I went from a slim happy energetic little girl that ate the healthy food she was raised to like and after 2-3 years I was an obese child because my mother didn't want to buy healthy food. 8yrs old and weighing 120+lbs. It took at least two years to do this, but by then it was all I knew, so I kept eating the same way because that is how my mother fed me. once I was 13 I realized that I really was bigger, I wasn't chubby, it wasn't fluff, It was NOT baby fat, I was obese at 251lbs.  Decided that I was sick of feeling sick every time I stood up, couldn't walk up stares, couldn't run like my friends could. I lost some weight over time, I'm 16 now and have lost 62lbs. now i'l admit that I didn't try that hard for the first year of my realization, I didn't understand weight loss. first two years I lost and gained a lot seriously just a lot of yo-yoing, not much, but in the past year and few month I lost about 48lbs  My weight was never because my mother was overweight/obese during her pregnancy. It's because she fed me the same pig food she ate, she knew it was wrong and apologized to me a few times for it.  Now I will say it is possible for the crap their talking about to be true and play a part in there early life, but any decent parent should find a way to keep there children healthy. or at least understand what healthy really is...
Jean McClellan
for you naysayers, unless you are a food addict, no way you will comprehend or understand
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