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Simple Blood Test Could Predict Whether A Child Will Become Obese
2014-03-27 10:39:56

University of Southampton Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. Researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth used the test to assess the levels of epigenetic switches in the PGC1a gene – a gene that regulates fat storage in the body. Epigenetic switches take place through a chemical change called DNA methylation which controls how genes work and is set during early life. The...

2014-03-26 23:00:22

A recent government study found that only one-in-four adolescents meet the nation’s physical activity guideline of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day. The Omidi brothers, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, want to remind American families that food choices are only part of the reason the country is struggling with an obesity epidemic. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is also at fault and needs to be remedied. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Only 25...

2014-03-26 11:25:03

Rate of death before age 50 remains comparable to 1960s Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The life expectancy of the average American born in 2011 was 78.7 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-03-20 12:29:12

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 SummaryOverweight and obesity are characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body, which can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is an escalating public health problem with...

Understanding Binge Eating And Obesity
2014-03-19 16:49:17

[ Watch The Video: Studying Food Reward and Motivation in Humans ] The Journal of Visualized Experiments A key challenge in evaluating anti-obesity treatment is determining how to objectively measure a person's desire to eat; with concerns about obesity on the rise, a research team from the University of Cambridge shares a possible solution Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a novel method for evaluating the treatment of obesity-related food behavior. In...

2014-03-19 16:22:23

Informative videos use an expert's opinion to shed light on bariatric surgery, and how the lives of a mother and her adult daughters were forever changed. LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Those considering bariatric surgery in Southern California may wonder if it is the right choice for them. Board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz knows that while some people have a general idea of weight loss surgery in Marina Del Rey entails, many are still uninformed...

Fried Foods And Genetics Play A Part In Obesity
2014-03-19 09:12:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research in the British Medical Journal has uncovered a link between an elevated genetic risk of obesity and the consumption of fried foods. Conducted by a team of American researchers, the new study found that consuming fried food over four times a week had double the effect on body mass index (BMI) for those with the highest levels of known genetic risk factors compared with those who showed lower amounts of these genetic...

2014-03-18 16:25:18

Nicole Jones will be a fixture on social media with weighty advice and open discussion of how a sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Michael Feiz gave her a new lease on life LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After losing 90 excess pounds and keeping them off with the help of a sleeve gastrectomy, Lancaster resident Nicole Jones will be spreading the word that there is hope for obese people. It's all part of her new role as the Patient Advocate for Dr. Feiz & Associates, the...

2014-03-18 16:23:56

Renowned Medical Association Plans to Attack Obesity Epidemic With Benchmark Gathering of Worldwide Experts JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors declared obesity a disease state. And in 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) agreed, approving an AACE-sponsored resolution on the floor of its House of Delegates. While many understood this to be a pivotal moment in the...

Academic Performance Affected By Obesity In Girls
2014-03-12 04:50:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, teenage girls struggling with obesity could also be struggling with their academics. Researchers from the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol found that obesity in adolescent girls is linked to a lower academic attainment level throughout high school. The team examined data from nearly 6,000 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of...