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

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions 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.

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

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.

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

Americans are living longer, but not healthier. That’s the consensus from a new study called America’s Health Rankings.

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

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 and BMI.

2012-11-20 15:48:45

Gastric bypass patients who attended five follow-up office visits in two years as recommended by their surgeons lost nearly twice as much weight (113 lbs. vs. 57 lbs.) as patients who attended only two follow-up visits.

Psoriasis Linked To Obesity Risk In Children
2012-11-20 07:13:35

Researchers from Northwestern University recently revealed that children who have psoriasis, a common skin condition that leads to irritation and redness, also have double the chance of becoming overweight or obese.

2012-11-12 11:37:05

After total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, patients who are morbidly obese have similar pain and function outcomes as patients who do not fall into this weight category.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.