September 12, 2012

Shame May Not Motivate

1 Campaigns Against Obesity Can Backfire

Messages of campaigns against obesity may leave some obese Americans feeling shame and depression, suggest researchers. The campaigns could cause some Americans to feel defeated by the message that obese Americans have a self-inflicted disease and they're a drag on the economy, warn researchers from Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Los Angeles Times reports that the very campaigns aimed at helping obese people could end up sinking their efforts to improve their health. The research, published in International Journal of Obesity, found that campaign messages that are most effective are those that encourage healthy behavior without mentioning obesity.

More at Los Angeles Times | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Feelings Shame Obese, Obese Drag Economy

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Outbreak Spans 11 States

2 Ricotta Salata Cheese Recalled for Listeria

Frescolina ricotta salata cheese contaminated with listeria has caused three deaths in Minnesota, Nebraska and New York. The cheese, made by Forever Cheese Inc., has been linked with sicknesses among 14 people in 11 states. Illnesses connected with the outbreak were diagnosed between March 28 and August 30. Ten of the people affected were between the ages of 56 and 87, while four illnesses were related to pregnancy with two illnesses diagnosed in newborns. The Frescolina ricotta salata cheese recall is for lot number T9425 or production code 441202. If you have questions about this recall, contact Jeff DiMeo at Forever Cheese at 888-930-8693.

More at MSNBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Listeria Outbreak, Forever Cheese Inc, Contaminated Frescolina Ricotta Salata Cheese, Pasteurized Sheep’s Milk

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