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Sugary Drinks - Should They Require Warning Labels?
2014-05-28 10:00:03

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool recently published a personal view urging the addition of warning labels to be placed on sugary drinks. This is in connection with a new health bill from the state of California. The bill consists of adding health warnings to vending machines and to be placed on sugary drinks, stating that they are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Failure to...

How Does Common Obesity Gene Contribute To Weight Gain?
2014-05-23 03:28:06

Columbia University Medical Center Researchers have discovered how a gene commonly linked to obesity—FTO—contributes to weight gain. The study shows that variations in FTO indirectly affect the function of the primary cilium, a little-understood hair-like appendage on brain and other cells. Specific abnormalities of cilium molecules, in turn, increase body weight, in some instances, by affecting the function of receptors for leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite. The findings,...

Cheap Food May Be Key Player In Obesity Epidemic
2014-05-23 05:51:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the American obesity epidemic has been blamed on the lack of healthier culinary choices or adequate exercise, the authors of a new CA: Cancer Journal for Clinicians study have discovered a different and potentially surprising cause: the availability of inexpensive food. In the new study, Roland Sturm of RAND Corporation and Ruopeng An of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a review of known economic...

2014-05-22 23:06:53

Dr. Pont, a pioneer in the field of childhood weight management, seeks to help children and their families lead healthier and happier lives through education and treatment of what is a dangerous epidemic in this country—obesity in children. Croton on Hudson, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Camp Shane, the longest running and most successful children’s weight loss camp in the country, is delighted to announce the addition of prestigious pediatrician and childhood obesity expert, Dr....

2014-05-22 23:00:39

The Children’s Obesity Fund is sponsoring the 14th Annual HopeWalk and Kid’s Healthy Activity Fair coordinated by Hands for Hope in North Hollywood Park. A family event for both adults and kids, the 5K walk coupled with a huge, fun fair in the park are designed to get community members moving, teaching them how to live healthy and active lives. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a sponsor of Hands for Hope’s 14th...

2014-05-21 10:46:52

The Lancet Weight loss at any age in adulthood is worthwhile because it could yield long-term heart and vascular benefits, suggests new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The findings are from a study examining the impact of lifelong patterns of weight change on cardiovascular risk factors in a group of British men and women followed since birth in March 1946. They showed that the longer the exposure to excess body fat (adiposity) in adulthood the greater the...

2014-05-21 10:25:19

PLOS The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, according to a study by Swedish and US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, and suggest that preventing women of reproductive age from becoming overweight or obese is important to the health of their children. The authors, led by Dr. Martina...

2014-05-20 12:34:32

BRONX, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical...

2014-05-20 12:33:17

Parents more likely to give schools a D or F when it comes to nutrition and physical education, says U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents - especially those of overweight children - give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan. According to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital...

2014-05-20 10:02:40

American Thoracic Society In patients with congestive heart failure, obesity and a larger waist size have paradoxically been associated with a better prognosis in the prior investigations. This effect, known as the obesity paradox phenomenon, is now being demonstrated in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. "Obesity-related illnesses, particularly obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnea, may play a role in the development of pulmonary hypertension, and so we examined...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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