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Obesity Treatment Online Programs Show Promise
2012-08-17 11:42:38

Computer and internet-based weight management plans are becoming a cost-effective approach to treating overweight or obese people, with the potential to have a major impact on general public health.

Obesity In America - How Does Your State Measure Up
2012-08-14 08:12:06

A new study looked at the obesity trend in different states. Based on a new government survey by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 12 states have very high obesity rates.

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2012-08-13 07:17:54

While people with high body mass index (BMI) could be more susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes, they could also live longer than those who contract the disease and are thinner.

2012-08-09 00:52:43

They're everywhere -- in magazines, on the Internet, on television—people with super-thin bodies who are presented as having the ideal body form.

Death Rate In New-Onset Diabetes Higher In Those With Normal BMI
2012-08-08 08:51:37

A recent study has found that, of people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, those with a normal body mass index (BMI) experience a higher mortality rate.

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

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.

2012-07-23 20:58:02

Parents are increasingly conscious of the dangers of childhood obesity.

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.

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2012-07-11 08:47:56

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.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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