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2013-03-13 13:54:30

In research that included nearly 14,000 healthy infants in Belarus, an intervention that succeeded in improving the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding during infancy did not result in a lower risk of overweight or obesity among the children at age 11.5 years, according to a study appearing in the March 13 issue of JAMA. Observational studies suggest that greater duration and exclusivity of having been breastfed reduces child obesity risk. "However, breastfeeding and growth are...

2013-03-08 01:02:02

Obesity may carry serious heart risks even within a few years following childbirth A nationwide study of women in Denmark who are of child-bearing age finds that those who are obese appear to have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. In fact, women with a high body mass index (BMI)–a measure of the body's fat content–that is indicative of obesity were twice...

2013-03-05 14:54:40

Researchers from Norway found that women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) of 40 had an increased risk of vacuum extraction delivery or Cesarean section (C-section). Findings that appear in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that women with more than a 16 kg (30 lbs) weight gain during pregnancy increased their risk of forceps or vacuum extraction, and...

2013-02-28 16:29:15

Although the long-term consequences of childhood obesity are well documented, some school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to the 3 Rs in education–reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, there is new evidence that leaving out an important fourth R–aerobics–could actually be counterproductive for increasing test scores. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics studied the associations between aerobic fitness,...

2013-02-21 11:26:15

Workplace-based programs that include dietary advice coupled with behavioral counseling appear to be a promising approach for men and women with significant weight loss goals, based on the results of a pilot study conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Employees enrolled in the intervention arm of a randomized controlled trial lost on average, 18 pounds over a six-month period compared to a two pound weight gain in...

2013-02-19 12:17:49

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, involving 104 patients who were operated on despite their BMI being "too low". As a result, the risk of developing diabetes was reduced by 67 percent. In order to meet the current selection criteria for...

Healthy Body Weight: What’s Yours?
2013-02-18 17:48:53

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the last few decades, increasing emphasis has been placed on having and maintaining a healthy body weight. Yet as the trend towards skyrocketing obesity in the US indicates, this is a struggle for many people, in part because maintaining a healthy body weight requires great effort, but also because many simply don´t know what exactly their healthy body weight is. The first step toward finding a healthy body weight is...

2013-02-06 23:04:22

For practitioners of weight loss programs in Bakersfield, CA there is none more devoted than Dr. Jan Trobisch of Synergy Lifestyle Center–the board certified specialist is celebrating one year as a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Dr. Jan Trobisch, Internist and founder of Synergy Lifestyle Center, a Bakersfield, CA medical weight loss facility is celebrating one year as a member of the American Society of Bariatric...

2013-01-31 09:58:40

Being obese may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenage girls, according to new research published in the January 30, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has tripled," said study author Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD, with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena and a member of the American...


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