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Junk Food Hazards Of Youth Baseball
2014-04-25 09:13:12

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Researchers find unhealthy foodscape at youth baseball field 'Take me out to the ballgame' doesn't exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks. Unfortunately for children who play youth baseball, eating unhealthy food during practices and games may be contributing to weight problems, according to researchers at Wake Forest...

2014-04-24 23:01:36

The Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to support GardenWorks for Kids and its family hike of the Indian Hill Trail in Twin Peaks on Saturday, April 26. The free family event encourages healthy eating, nutrition and exercise while also helping to develop a love and respect for the environment. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is helping promote a Free Family Wilderness Hike this Saturday, April 26, in Twin Peaks,...

2014-04-24 12:24:18

The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index (BMI) increases from 43% at age 4 to 82% at age 10, reports a new study by researchers at UCL and King's College London. The research, published in the journal Obesity, combined twin and genomic analyses in 2556 pairs of twins from the Twins Early Development Study. Data were collected in England and Wales in 1999 and 2005 when the twins were 4 and 10 years old respectively. The study was supported by the UK...

2014-04-23 23:01:38

Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by brothers Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, took part in the Spring Community Day celebration on April 15, 2014, at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Hospital administration is grateful for the support of this quarterly event that provides a much needed opportunity for joyful fun to the hospital’s pediatric patients and their families. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian...

2014-04-23 12:30:09

The Obesity Society Recommends Children Minimize Consumption of SSBs SILVER SPRING, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS) concludes that SSBs contribute to the United States' obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current research, TOS's position statement unveiled today provides several...

2014-04-22 11:50:42

Bariatric surgery has positive effects not only on weight loss but also on diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Cincinnati have shown that the health benefits are not caused by a reduction in the stomach size but by increased levels of bile acids in the blood. These findings, reported in Nature, indicate that bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes. Previous research from the Sahlgrenska Academy has demonstrated...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-18 11:27:46

Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain was not linked with increased rates of obesity. About 500,000 children in the United States have their tonsils removed each year. The childhood obesity rate prompted reevaluation of the question of weight gain after adenotonsillectomy. The authors reviewed medical records and the final study consisted of...

2014-04-18 00:21:04

Dr. Michael Feiz has helped countless patients abandon the destructive but familiar habits of the past LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unfortunately, we sometimes grow used to the things we would most like to change in our lives. In regards to permanent weight loss, obtaining a lap band or gastric sleeve surgery in Beverly Hills with noted surgeon Michael Feiz, MD, FACS can help a patient abandon old and detrimental habits. For every glowing weight loss surgery...

2014-04-17 23:12:46

From May 2014 British patients flying to Mexico for bariatric surgery will enjoy direct flights into Puerto Vallarta from London and Manchester, UK. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Fantastic news for British patients flying to Mexico for weight loss surgery. From the 1st of May this year international tour operator TUI Travel begins a new route connecting major international hubs in the UK such as London and Manchester with Mexican city Puerto Vallarta. Up until now,...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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