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2012-10-24 11:58:40

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes.

Weight Associated With Hospitalization Risk
2012-10-21 10:10:54

Overweight individuals, even those who are not clinically obese, are more likely to be hospitalized than those who are lean, fit, and in good physical condition.

2012-10-21 04:03:15

How to lose weight fast for teenage girls guide is now available for download from the Weight Loss Success Plan website.

Morbidly Obese Making U.S. Fatter, Quicker
2012-10-02 20:50:09

America has often been teased about our expanding waistlines and bulging bellies. Our affinity for cheap food fast, and lots of it, has brought us to a point where more than one-third of American adults are obese.

2012-09-26 22:58:32

Being obese as a child or adolescent may have a larger effect on future health than previously thought.

2012-09-19 16:32:53

Could the impact of chronic stress explain why American black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls?

2012-09-18 13:53:14

A study comparing bariatric surgical procedures for obesity suggests that even though undergoing the less commonly used biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (DS) may be associated with higher early risks compared with gastric bypass (GB), the DS appears to achieve better weight loss and control of co-existing illnesses, especially among patients whose body mass index (BMI) was more than 50.

2012-09-17 23:06:11

A new study published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM) looks beyond the much-feared weight gain common to first-year students and reports on the full 4-year impact of higher education on weight, BMI, and body composition.

Childhood Obesity - No One Size Fits All Diagnosis
2012-09-11 07:12:36

Researchers from University of North Carolina found that older children who are overweight consume fewer calories on a daily basis than peers who are at a healthy weight.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.