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Hebrew University Launches Cannabis Research Center

10 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017
The Center’s research will focus on the areas of Cancer; Pain; Inflammation & Stress Management; Immunity; Metabolism; Drug Delivery & Nanotechnology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Neuroscience; and Plant Science & Genetics.

Annals of Obesity: Israeli Kids Drink More Soda than Americans, Arabs More than Jews...

8 Sivan 5776 – June 14, 2016
In Israel every fifth first grader (20%) is overweight, and by the seventh grade 30% — one in three children — are overweight.

Obesity Becoming ‘National Security Issue’ Says US General

5 Iyyar 5775 – April 23, 2015
An American general says the US is facing a "national security" crisis over obesity among the nation's youth.

Israel Start-Up’s Anti-Obesity Pill Set to Go Big Time

1 Nisan 5773 – March 11, 2013
An Israeli-made pill may be on its way to make the world slimmer. The “slim pill” to reduce obesity could go on the market as a medicine, with the help of a major pharmaceutical company.

Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
The Left seeks to create a society where everyone is a lab monkey except the experts running the experiments.

Butter Lovers, Rejoice – Hebrew U Study Shows High-Fat Could Lower Weight

25 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
Lovers of butter, rejoice – eating a high fat diet on a schedule may keep you svelter than eating a low-fat diet at random intervals, according to a researcher at Hebrew University.

Broader Lessons from Genetic Studies of the Ashkenazi Jewish Population

25 Av 5772 – August 12, 2012
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the influential paper published by a Mount Sinai physician, Dr. Burrill Crohn, and his colleagues that for the first time characterized a disease associated with severe inflammation of the intestine. Patients with what was later named Crohn’s disease develop diarrhea, fever, stomach pain, and often lose weight. Crohn’s is now classified as an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks its own healthy tissue in the gastrointestinal tract, causing chronic inflammation. It affects young individuals, and, even though it is not curable, it can be treated and controlled by medications and surgery.

The Fat Nanny State

15 Sivan 5772 – June 5, 2012
The obesity epidemic is a convoluted way of saying that the problem with government health care is the people. But that's not the problem. Obesity may not be healthy, but if we ban sodas and force everyone to exercise in the yard before work, the numbers still won't balance. Because the real problem with government health care is government.

Israelis Among ‘Most Satisfied’ in Developed World

11 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
In a recent survey of the OECD's 34 countries, Israel ranked sixth in 'life satisfaction.' Israelis are also among the healthiest in the developed world, with a low obesity rate (13.8%) and an average life expectancy of nearly 82 years.

Orthodoxy And Obesity: Is There A Correlation?

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
It’s beautiful how much emphasis there is on Shabbat and holiday celebration in the Orthodox community. However, celebration of the values of health and exercise is sorely lacking. Parents often don’t stress health and exercise for their children, and day schools fall short when it comes to creating rigorous health programs.

Diabetes – The Silent Killer

21 Adar 5772 – March 14, 2012
The worldwide diabetes epidemic and its related precursor, obesity, are the fastest growing public health menaces of the 21st century.

On The Topic of Weight – My Response

6 Tammuz 5768 – July 9, 2008
Last week I shared a letter from a gentleman who felt it was appropriate to comment on people's weight.

Obesity Is Another Concern

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
Our Yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs face the growing rate of childhood obesity. "Overweight children are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to grow into obese adults. Obesity can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, bone and joint problems, asthma, and several types of cancer," says Chaya Stern, RPA and nutritionist.

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