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2012-05-08 10:26:21

Overweight adolescent girls who feel better about their bodies are less likely to gain unhealthy weight or binge eat BOSTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study that examined the relationship between body dissatisfaction, body mass index (BMI) and binge eating in overweight and obese adolescent girls, Kendrin R. Sonneville, ScD, RD, researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, discovered that the less satisfied a girl is with her body, the more unhealthy weight she is likely...

2012-05-08 09:52:07

New findings reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study has found that greater commuting distances are associated with decreased cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), increased...

2012-05-08 09:16:42

An Australian school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls was not associated with statistically significant differences in body mass index (BMI) and other body composition measures, however the small changes may be related to clinically important health outcomes, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The study is part of the Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents theme issue....

2012-05-08 02:29:09

New survey reveals that women don't understand some of the health consequences associated with obesity or the support options available RED BANK, N.J., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 60 percent of women in the United States classified as overweight and one-third of those women being obese,[1] a new survey from HealthyWomen (HW) sheds light on women's understanding of obesity and the options available to regain their health. The survey found that while women...

2012-05-02 11:38:24

A true obesity epidemic is gradually advancing throughout the developed world. A large new Danish-British study from the University of Copenhagen and University of Bristol documents for the first time a definite correlation between a high BMI and the risk of developing life-threatening cardiac disease. Heart attack, atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries and angina — also called ischemic heart disease — are the most common causes of death in adults worldwide. In the US alone,...

2012-05-02 10:09:33

In addition to the many risk factors associated with poor health, reducing body mass index (BMI) will have a considerable and independent impact if you want to reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD). This is the key finding from new research, published in PLoS Medicine, which evaluated the causal relationship between BMI and heart disease in 76,000 individuals. BMI, alongside age, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, and individuals who...

2012-05-02 09:51:20

A Mendelian randomization analysis conducted by Børge Nordestgaard of Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and colleagues, using data from observational studies, supports a causal relationship between body mass index (BMI) and risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD). The findings, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, have important implications for public health policy because they show that the association between BMI (which is modifiable by lifestyle changes) and IHD is...

Oversleeping Not A Major Cause Of Weight Gain
2012-05-02 04:56:23

Image Credit: Photos.com --- If you have been feeling like your pants are fitting a little snugger than normal, one study suggests that it may not be due to the fact that you've been hitting the snooze button too much. A new study examined sleep and body mass index (BMI) in twins, finding that sleeping more than nine hours a night can suppress genetic influences on body weight. The researchers studied 1,088 pairs of twins and found that sleeping less than seven hours a night was...

The Economic Effects Of Obesity
2012-05-01 05:01:41

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A recent study by the University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne found that obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when looking for jobs and more likely to be offered lower starting salaries then their non-overweight colleagues. The report, published in the International Journal of Obesity, looked at anti-fat prejudice and a universal measure of bias to determine how job discrimination affected obese candidates. The...

2012-04-30 15:55:56

Several medical organizations have recently recommended that doctors switch from using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth curves to the World Health Organization (WHO) growth curves to better determine overweight and obesity in children in Canada aged 5 years. However, a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) shows no advantage in using one over the other. The CDC and WHO growth curves are used widely around the world, but they have...