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Community Gardens Produce Health Benefits 041913
2013-04-19 11:16:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Community gardens have long been thought to convey numerous health and social benefits to those who maintain them, but these benefits have never been the subject of scientific study. New research from a team of Utah-based scientists changes that through a study recently published in the“¯American Journal of Public Health. Led by Cathleen Zick, a professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah, the research...

2013-04-15 14:04:09

The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others. University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Population Health researcher Kira Taylor, PhD, and her team today (April 14, 2013), published their findings in Nature Genetics. The study involved more than 70,000 men and women of...

Entertaining TV Affects BMI Levels In America's Youth
2013-04-08 09:21:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A lot of research has focused on how TV affects today´s youth. One recent study has suggested that what´s on TV makes children antisocial, while another claimed there was no link between a child´s negative social development and sitting in front of the tube for too long. When it comes to obesity, previous research has also suggested that TV in the bedroom may be a factor in ballooning waistlines of young children. A...

2013-04-05 11:55:15

Avoiding excess weight gain could prevent many cases of chronic kidney disease Highlights: Individuals who are overweight starting in early adulthood are twice as likely to have chronic kidney disease at age 60 to 64 years than those who are not overweight. Larger waist-to-hip ratios ("apple-shaped" bodies) during middle age are also linked with chronic kidney disease at age 60 to 64 years. More than one-third of chronic kidney disease cases at age 60 to 64 years in the US could...

2013-04-01 12:59:43

It is known that family-based treatment that combines nutrition and exercise education, along with behavior modification, is a good approach to help children lose weight. But clinic-based weight-control programs for childhood obesity are not accessible to many families, due to issues such as cost or time commitment. Initial studies at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine indicate that a self-help treatment program for overweight children and their parents, guided by...

Link Between Obesity And Gases In Breath Could Lead To Obesity Breathalyzer
2013-03-26 10:54:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Law enforcement has been using breathalyzers for years to protect the public from drunk drivers, but a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles suggests that breathalyzers might serve to protect certain people from doughnuts and other fatty foods. According to the study, which appeared in the“¯Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, someone with a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with...

2013-03-21 11:33:48

Obese patients undergoing total knee replacement face longer hospital stays, higher related costs Obesity alone may not diminish outcomes or increase the risk of complications in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, according to two research studies presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). However, TKR replacement patients may face significantly longer hospital stays and related costs. Total knee replacement in obese patients...

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