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2014-03-05 12:26:16

To Attend American Society of Bariatric Physicians Biannual Meeting, March 12-16 MIAMI, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, has been named Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of KE Diet, a ketogenic diet and lifestyle company headquartered in Bay Harbor Islands, FL. The announcement was made by Oliver R. Di Pietro, MD, FACP, President and CEO of the company. "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Eric Westman to the Scientific Advisory Board of the KE Diet(®),"...

2014-03-05 12:25:26

--Khalili Center Working to Expand Awareness and Provide Solutions to Obesity Issues as Official Bariatric Consultant to NFL Former Players Association, LA Chapter-- BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to engage and educate former sports professionals on obesity issues, Khalili Center (http://www.khalilicenter.com), a Beverly Hills weight loss surgery practice, represented by one of its leading surgeons Dr. Gregg Kai Nishi, recently made a presentation...

2014-03-05 10:42:02

Higher BMI raises risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. One study showed that higher body mass index (BMI) caused harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation, while another study found gene signals linked to higher levels of body fat metrics,...

2014-03-04 23:27:27

In response to an article published by Pediatricnews.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that society should remain focused on the fight against childhood obesity. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 25 by Pediatricnews.com, which talks about the prevalent rate of obesity among young American children and what we need...

Childhood Obesity And Weight Gain Linked To Bedroom TVs
2014-03-04 09:03:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Does your child have a television in their bedroom? Then they may be at an increased risk for getting fat. According to a study published on Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, children between the ages of 10 and 14 who had a TV in their bedroom weighed around one pound more than their peers without a bedroom TV. The study found that the additional weight was unrelated to how much TV kids watched in their bedrooms. The study included over...

2014-03-03 23:02:07

In response to an article published by Medicalnewstoday.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says the price differences between healthy and unhealthy products might force people to make unhealthy choices when grocery shopping. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 24 by Medicalnewstoday.com, which talks about the correlation...

Kids Benefit More Playing With Boxes Than With Expensive Toys
2014-03-03 15:12:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheap parents rejoice! Australian researchers have found that giving buckets, boxes and other makeshift toys to children help them be more creative and active than being in a normal playground setting. Based on long-term research by scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the new study found that simple, common objects given to children during recess and lunchtime can minimize sedentary time by 50 percent, improve...

2014-03-01 23:02:05

Weight Loss & Obesity Management Market research report categorizes the global market into weight loss diets, fitness and surgical equipment, and services. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/weight-loss-obesity-management-market-1152.html (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 The "Weight Loss/Obesity Management Market – [Meal Replacements, Slimming Centers, Nutrition & Psychological Consultancy, Treadmill, Ellipticals, Strength Training, Gastric Bypass, Intragastric Balloon...

2014-02-28 23:33:29

New Jersey Bariatric Center Doctors and Dietitians Applaud the Changes But Say Education is Key to Helping Obese Patients Who Have Had Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve Or Lap-band Surgery Make Healthy Choices Springfield, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The FDA’s proposed changes to nutrition labels will make it easier for bariatric surgery and medical weight loss patients to make healthy decisions at the grocery store, say the doctors and dietitians at New Jersey Bariatric Center, a...

2014-02-28 23:22:45

Nutrition deficiencies and improper hydration are leading causes of re-hospitalization of post-weight loss surgery patients. Bariatric Eating's new "Hy App" aims to help the bariatric eating community stay hydrated and minimize the very preventable problem of dehydration. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Bariatric Eating, a leading supplier of nutritional supplements, protein drinks and powders supporting a post-weight loss surgery lifestyle, has recently...