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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...

2014-04-16 13:59:35

Sarcopenia — the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength — may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this condition should be measured. However, a new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (volume 69, number 5) lays out an empirically derived set of criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia. These recommendations are a...

2014-04-14 16:26:01

OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO In one of the largest studies to examine current Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding pregnancy weight gain in relation to childhood...

2014-04-08 12:15:16

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. His study, “Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of The Mortality Risks of Obesity,” was published in the March issue of the open-access journal Population Health Metrics....

A Good Dose Of Morning Sunlight Keeps Off The Pounds: Study
2014-04-03 09:43:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By most accounts, a healthy lifestyle should include a balanced diet, regular exercise, and – according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE – a long dose of bright light in the morning. In the study, researchers from Northwestern University found that the time, strength and duration of light exposure is directly linked to body mass index (BMI), even after considering confounding factors. "The earlier this light...

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...

2014-04-01 14:33:26

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming. But a recent research study appearing this month in Pediatrics by Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., professor and chair...

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...

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...