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Research Continues To Find Health Problems Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-01-14 14:04:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity research just keeps piling up, as another study points out more of the health problems linked to the childhood weight crisis. A new UCLA study focused on the how childhood obesity has immediate consequences, and found that these youngsters are at a far greater risk than previously thought. When comparing obese children to those of normal weight, the team found that those who are overweight are at nearly twice the risk...

2013-01-03 05:04:05

Mind Movies Can Help Prevent Obesity, Even If It´s Your Genetic Destiny, According to Law of Attraction Guru and Mind Movies Co-Founder Natalie Ledwell. In a New Study, Scientists Now Believe That a Simple Formula Can Predict Obesity in Children. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 Law of Attraction tips, such as positive affirmations and creating Mind Movies, can help individuals shed habits that cause weight gain by replacing them with behaviors that lead to a healthier lifestyle....

Morbid Obesity Linked To Higher Risk Of Death
2013-01-02 05:14:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The New Year is upon us and many people take this time to make resolutions or goals of what they would like to accomplish within the next twelve months. Some of these goals may relate to weight loss, as people look to shed the holiday weight they have gained. Researchers recently discovered that higher levels of obesity are linked to an elevated risk of death, while being overweight was connected to a lower risk of death. In...

Obesity Can Be Helped By Lowering Drive Time
2012-12-19 07:04:16

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With January coming up, it may be the perfect time to turn over a new leaf with lifestyle resolutions. One of the most popular goals is to lose weight and a new study shows that cutting the commute time in a car could have the same impact as reducing the number of calories consumed. “We´re saying that making small changes in travel or diet choices may lead to comparable obesity reduction, which implies that...

Child Obesity Higher For Kids With TV In Their Room
2012-12-12 11:57:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With such a wide variety of enthralling programming on television these days, it´s becoming increasingly difficult to get kids interested in anything other than the TV. However, a new study recently revealed that watching television for more than two hours a day in the bedroom may increase the risk of obesity in young children. The researchers discovered that on average, children between the ages of eight and 18 watch...

Health Agencies Outline Healthiest States In America
2012-12-12 07:19:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Americans are living longer, but not healthier. That´s the consensus from a new study called America´s Health Rankings. The paper looked at the health of the U.S. population based on clinical care, individual choices, and public policy. In particular, the United Health Foundation along with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Partnership for Prevention produced the report; they tracked various...

2012-11-29 13:21:48

CHICAGO — Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is important for men to be aware that excess belly fat is not only a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes, it is also a risk factor for bone loss," said Miriam Bredella, M.D., radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of...

Researchers Develop Method To Predict Risk Of Obesity At Birth
2012-11-29 12:47:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Imperial College London say they have found a way to predict a baby´s chance of being obese using a simple formula combining several known factors, such as birth weight, parents´ body mass index and whether or not the mother smoked during pregnancy. Other factors include professional status of the mother, with children of less qualified parents more likely to become obese, and size of household, with...

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