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divorce and childhood obesity
2014-06-06 07:34:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that children of divorced parents are almost 60 percent more likely to be obese compared to children of married parents. Interestingly, boys were more affected than girls. This particular study includes two measures of weight - body mass index and waist circumference - making it one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date. All of the children from this study participated in the national 2010...

2014-06-05 23:14:31

Summer Games And Healthy BBQ Are On The Menu At New Jersey Bariatric Center Annual Event To Celebrate Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND Patients' Weight Loss Surgery Success, say New Jersey Bariatric Center Doctors Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 More than 200 of New Jersey Bariatric Center’s weight loss surgery patients and their families ate healthy BBQ foods, played games and shared their stories at Nomahagen Park in Union County for the New Jersey Bariatric Center...

2014-06-04 23:11:05

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. The center will focus on tackling and reversing the...

2014-05-30 23:08:37

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center shares tips on why health insurances do not cover obesity and weight loss treatments. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Insurance does not cover weight loss services. Does that mean obesity, as a medical condition, is not serious enough to be treated? There are multiple reasons why insurance does not cover the treatment of obesity. 1. There has been a fairly sudden rise in obesity The prevalence of obesity has risen in the last 50 years, and has...

2014-05-30 23:08:02

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center releases a list of twelve potentially harmful weight loss ingredients. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 With the rise in obesity, the most common question doctors face daily in their practice is about weight loss. Will this pill or potion or powder or syrup help with weight loss? Here is the answer from doctors at Ace Medical Weight Loss Center, a medical practice dedicated to fight obesity. “Before looking for what to do for weight loss, one must know...

2014-05-30 23:07:24

The prominent Lap-Band® surgeon of the Centre for Weight Control, Dr. Emad Guirguis, is proud to offer free consultations for consumers in Barrie, ON. Barrie ON (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Electing to undergo any surgical procedure is not an easy choice, and patients should have all the facts before making any decisions—including when it comes to Lap-Band surgery. Luckily, the experts at Barrie, ON’s Centre for Weight Control are offering a complimentary consultation to anyone...

2014-05-30 23:01:36

BMI of Texas will host a free screening of the acclaimed movie FED UP on Monday, June 2, 2014 in San Antonio. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) will host a free screening of the acclaimed movie FED UP on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Santikos BIJOU Cinema Bistro (4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, 78201) at 6:30 p.m. In support of the battle against obesity, BMI of Texas is hosting a private screening of this eye opening documentary...

2014-05-29 08:30:08

The child-safe Essentia-120 food sprinkle helps eliminate built-up fat in the digestive tract SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Centum20, Inc. has announced the introduction of Essentia-120, a new calorie reduction food sprinkle, which apparently absorbs and eliminates up to 30 percent of the fat in the digestive tract. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140528/91848 Essentia-120 contains a patented form of glucomannan, one of the most absorbent...

More Than Two Billion People Globally Are Overweight Or Obese
2014-05-29 08:01:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Weight gain is quickly becoming the world’s biggest health epidemic as nearly 30 percent of the entire population are either overweight or obese. The rise in global obesity/overweight rates over the past three decades has been significant and widespread, jumping from 857 million people in 1980 to 2.1 billion people in 2013, with nearly a third of those classified as obese. Overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI)...

Sugary Drinks - Should They Require Warning Labels?
2014-05-28 10:00:03

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool recently published a personal view urging the addition of warning labels to be placed on sugary drinks. This is in connection with a new health bill from the state of California. The bill consists of adding health warnings to vending machines and to be placed on sugary drinks, stating that they are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Failure to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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