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Childhood Obesity Increases Heart Disease Risk Before Adulthood
2012-07-24 10:51:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Dutch research has found that two in every three severely obese children already have at least one health problem due to their increased waist size, and by age 12 had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose. Published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, the study focuses on an issue that has seen little research, despite fast becoming a worldwide epidemic. The findings stem from the Dutch...

2012-07-23 20:58:02

New study reveals 50% higher risk of urothelial and colorectal cancers in adulthood Parents are increasingly conscious of the dangers of childhood obesity. There is a growing recognition of health problems associated with extra pounds, including the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and joint and muscle pain. New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed another significant reason for children to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Ari Shamiss and Dr. Adi Leiba of TAU's Sackler Faculty...

2012-07-19 10:55:02

Researchers have developed a new metric to measure obesity, called A Body Shape Index, or ABSI, that combines the existing metrics of Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference and shows a better correlation with death rate than do either of these individual measures. The full results are reported July 18 in the open access journal PLoS ONE, and the work was led by Nir Krakauer of City College of New York. The authors analyzed data from over 14,000 US adults taken as part of the...

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2012-07-11 08:47:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Considered taboo in the past, breastfeeding is the new hip activity for mothers who recently gave birth. Breastfeeding has gained in popularity for a variety of reasons related to better health. Most recently, scientists discovered that, while having more babies can lead to a higher body mass index, the longer a woman breastfeeds causes a lower body mass index (BMI) later on. The study included women who had breastfed for at least six...

2012-06-27 10:36:29

Although a standard behavioral weight loss intervention among overweight and obese adults resulted in greater average weight loss over 18 months, a stepped care intervention resulted in clinically meaningful weight loss that cost less to implement, according to a study in the June 27 issue of JAMA. "Most weight loss programs are intensive during the initial weeks of treatment, become less intensive over time, and maintain a fixed contact schedule for participants irrespective of treatment...

Doctors Requested To Calculate BMI Of Their Patients
2012-06-26 09:26:06

John Neumann for redOrbit.com Do you assume your weight is within an acceptable range if your doctor doesn´t bring it up? A government panel renewed a recommendation for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups, suggesting more physicians should be routinely calculating their patients´ body mass index (BMI). “We found that some weight-loss programs do work, and often the gateway to finding the right program can be through your physician,” David...

Fatness Could Be Next Global Threat
2012-06-19 04:53:26

As people around the globe continue to get fat, researchers now say that gaining weight may be a bigger threat to global food resources than having an extra billion people. Researchers found that if the entire human population stepped on one massive scale, the weight would read 632 billion pounds. During the study, the team obtained information about the average body mass index of people in each country, and calculated the percentage of the population that is overweight and obese....


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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