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2014-05-12 20:23:14

Burlington and WomenHeart Tour raises $1.4 million to advance education and awareness in this high-risk community WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the launch of National Women's Health Week, findings from the recent nationwide Heart of Style Tour, a partnership between WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores reveal that Hispanic-American women were found to be physically inactive and have body mass index (BMI) in the...

2014-05-12 04:21:44

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government will bring together legislators from across the country to participate in the Diabetes & Obesity Summit in San Diego, California on May 14-15, 2014. The Summit will afford legislators an opportunity to look at ways to identify costs and problems associated with diabetes and obesity in their states. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140426/81072 With this conference, Women In Government will continue...

Heart Disease Risk For Inactive Women After Age 30
2014-05-10 05:24:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of physical activity is the single largest cause of heart disease in women over the age of 30 – trumping even obesity, smoking and high blood pressure, according to research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In fact, according to Sophie Borland of the Daily Mail, the authors of the study found that inactive women in their thirties or older were nearly 50 percent more likely to develop...

2014-05-09 19:50:19

University of Houston Research from the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds childhood poverty reaches into the lives of white, Hispanic and African-American young adult women, contributing to their propensity to be overweight and obese. "We know that having a low socioeconomic status during childhood contributes to children being overweight or...

2014-05-08 09:04:44

Today’s college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities Parents, forget the comfort food! It’s time to send your college students care packages of fruit, veggies and exercise gear instead. A new study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even...

2014-05-08 04:21:51

Ob/Gyns -- Often on Front Lines When It Comes to Women and Weight Loss -- Intrigued by "Body-Reshaping" Formula Vysera(TM)-CLS CHICAGO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surprisingly enough, many women who decide to wage war on their fat turn to their Ob/Gyn rather than obesity experts or bariatric specialists. Why? Because women place a lot of trust in their Ob/Gyn, which puts this group of doctors on the front lines when it comes to women and weight loss. That explains why so many of the...

2014-05-07 23:01:07

The non-profit, Children’s Obesity Fund is a proud supporter of a new weight management program, the Pound Patrol, offered by Family First Center of Lake County in Illinois. The weekly summer classes help young people and their families to make healthier food and exercise choices and maintain their optimum weight. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping to fund Pound Patrol classes offered by the Family First...

Snacking Quality Appears To Decline As Kids Age
2014-05-07 03:34:06

David Orenstein, Brown University The average US child snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake and diet quality in a sample of low-income, urban schoolchildren in the Boston area. They expected that snacking would substantially contribute to kids' overall energy intake, and the new data confirm that. But they were surprised that the nutritional value of snacks and...

2014-05-07 10:40:44

Researchers from The Netherlands found that snacking on high-fat and high-sugar foods was independently associated with abdominal fat and fatty liver (hepatic steatosis). According to the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, hypercaloric diet with frequent meals increases intrahepatic triglyceride content (IHTG) and fat around the waist, but increasing meal size did not. Obesity is a global health concern with the World...

2014-05-07 09:48:35

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but...


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