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2014-06-11 12:26:00

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its official--Americans are the fattest people in the world. In a recent study published in the medical journal Lancet, the USA was named the most obese country in the world, with 87 million of the world's 671 million obese people -- 13% of the total for a country with 5% of the population.(1) According to one of America's leading stress experts Paul Huljich, a primary cause of rising obesity rates is stress. A balanced and healthy diet is...

exercise for your gut microbes
2014-06-11 05:09:57

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has discovered that exercise and high dietary levels of protein increase the diversity of gut bacteria. According to the authors, these findings have important implications for overall long term health. Obesity and other health problems have been linked to low variation of gut microbes (microbiota). In contrast, diverse microbiota is associated with a healthy metabolic profile and immune system response. For this study,...

2014-06-10 20:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early childhood obesity - for children up to age 8 years old - needs our attention now for the future of our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 22.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 14.1 percent of white children. In addition, the CDC reports health care spending due to obesity is estimated at $210 billion annually, or 21 percent of total national health care spending....

divorce and childhood obesity
2014-06-06 07:34:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that children of divorced parents are almost 60 percent more likely to be obese compared to children of married parents. Interestingly, boys were more affected than girls. This particular study includes two measures of weight - body mass index and waist circumference - making it one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date. All of the children from this study participated in the national 2010...

2014-06-05 13:31:08

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the...

2014-06-05 13:23:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things happen in life, increased appetite or weight gain) appears to be associated with obesity. Authors: Aurélie M. Lasserre, M.D., of Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues. Background: MDD has tremendous public health impact worldwide. Obesity is another burden for public health. Understanding the...

2014-06-04 23:11:05

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. The center will focus on tackling and reversing the...

2014-06-04 16:23:13

Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years ROSEMONT, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of...

2014-05-30 23:08:37

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center shares tips on why health insurances do not cover obesity and weight loss treatments. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Insurance does not cover weight loss services. Does that mean obesity, as a medical condition, is not serious enough to be treated? There are multiple reasons why insurance does not cover the treatment of obesity. 1. There has been a fairly sudden rise in obesity The prevalence of obesity has risen in the last 50 years, and has...

2014-05-29 08:30:08

The child-safe Essentia-120 food sprinkle helps eliminate built-up fat in the digestive tract SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Centum20, Inc. has announced the introduction of Essentia-120, a new calorie reduction food sprinkle, which apparently absorbs and eliminates up to 30 percent of the fat in the digestive tract. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140528/91848 Essentia-120 contains a patented form of glucomannan, one of the most absorbent...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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