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2014-04-14 16:26:01

OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser

2014-04-08 12:15:16

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States.

A Good Dose Of Morning Sunlight Keeps Off The Pounds: Study
2014-04-03 09:43:40

By most accounts, a healthy lifestyle should include a balanced diet, regular exercise, and – according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE – a long dose of bright light in the morning.

2014-04-02 23:25:41

Higher priced fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in at-risk children from two to five years of age. Profs.

2014-04-01 14:33:26

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents.

2014-03-26 11:25:03

Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population.

Fried Foods And Genetics Play A Part In Obesity
2014-03-19 09:12:45

New research in the British Medical Journal has uncovered a link between an elevated genetic risk of obesity and the consumption of fried foods.

Waistline Circumference, Regardless Of BMI, Linked To Mortality Risk
2014-03-13 07:10:42

A new study led by the Mayo Clinic has found big bellies carry larger consequences than difficulty squeezing into pants. Even with a healthy body mass index, carrying large amounts of weight around the middle is detrimental to health.

Academic Performance Affected By Obesity In Girls
2014-03-12 04:50:51

According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, teenage girls struggling with obesity could also be struggling with their academics.

2014-03-05 14:27:24

The opening or expansion of a casino in a community is associated with increased family income, decreased poverty rates and a decreased risk of childhood overweight or obesity.


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