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2014-04-08 09:58:09

Gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese, according to new research. The Monash University study, led by Emeritus Professor Paul O’Brien from Monash University’s Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) and Dr John Wentworth from CORE and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, has determined that weight loss surgery (gastric banding) for overweight people with diabetes had a profound impact on the...

2014-04-07 23:00:22

Goal 4 Health, a one-of-a-kind youth soccer league, is now supported by the Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi. Equipment donations by the charity will help kids and their families learn more about healthy living, nutrition, meal preparation, and making exercise fun. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a proud new supporter of the Goal 4 Health youth soccer league and...

2014-04-07 16:25:39

Dr. Feiz and Associates help severely obese people remember that spring is the time for new beginnings LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are obese, you probably know how spring holidays like Easter and Passover can be overwhelmed by concerns about overindulging in your favorite foods. Dr. Michael Feiz, a master of such delicate bariatric procedures as lap band to sleeve revision, would like to remind us that springtime holidays are much more so about new beginnings....

2014-04-07 12:40:36

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth and in childhood, and have increased number of "terminal end buds" in their breast tissue — the site where cancer often develops in rodents. The findings, presented by a Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations' cancer risk. In addition,...

Childhood Obesity Increases Financial Stress
2014-04-07 09:06:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to the increased risk for medical issues such as diabetes, childhood obesity can increase financial stress on a family. According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, childhood obesity costs about $19,000 per child when considering lifetime medical costs compared to those for a child with a healthy weight. This cost of obesity reaches about $14 billion, when multiplied by the number of obese...

2014-04-07 08:31:48

TAMPA, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OAC - the nation's most powerful voice impacting individuals struggling with the disease of obesity and weight-related issues - released the complete educational program for its 3(rd) Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention taking place September 25 - 28 in Orlando, Fla. With more than 50 educational topics, the agenda aims to educate on evidence-based weight management strategies presented by the country's most notable...

2014-04-06 23:02:43

Dr. Clifton Thomas, a bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX now offers a surgical procedure that can help reverse the effects of diabetes, giving patients normal blood sugar again without the need for injections or pills. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Dr. Clifton Thomas, a bariatric surgeon with over 25 years of experience in Houston, TX now offers a surgical procedure that benefits people who are overweight and suffers from Diabetes. This surgical procedure known as the sleeve...

2014-04-04 23:30:58

Children’s Obesity Fund, co-founded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping to launch a new fitness program for preadolescents in the Phoenix area. SMaRT Kids uses safe resistance training to help kids get into better shape so they can play at a level equal to their peers and learn to be healthy and active, so they can play as kids should. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Line up five pre-adolescent kids in any school in America, and one of them will be overweight, classified as obese....

2014-04-04 10:58:57

Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories. M. Yanina Pepino, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Julie Mennella, PhD, a biopsychologist at the Monell Center in Philadelphia, where the research was...

2014-04-02 23:25:41

Higher priced fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in at-risk children from two to five years of age. Profs. Morrissey and Jacknowitz conclude that policies aimed at reducing the costs of fresh fruits and vegetables may be effective in promoting healthy weight outcomes among young children which in turn could have a positive effect on their longer term health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Does the price of a banana weigh in on a child’s...


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