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2014-05-05 12:29:01

Leading Obesity Groups Take Action to Educate on Obesity Discrimination & Weight Stigma SILVER SPRING, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that most Americans support policies that address weight discrimination. In fact, approximately 3 out of 4 individuals support efforts to add body weight as a protected class under Civil Rights laws, and the majority of those surveyed (at least 60%) are supportive of other policy efforts to address weight discrimination...

2014-05-05 11:23:47

Study shows children in an obesity intervention who lived closer to a supermarket ate more fruits and vegetables Living close to a supermarket appears to be a key factor in the success of interventions to help obese children eat better and improve their weight, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Urban neighborhoods and rural towns without access to fresh, healthy and...

2014-05-05 08:27:40

Efforts to combat obesity-related health issues in Illinois will continue SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite reports to the contrary, efforts to pass the proposed state sugary drink tax will continue. The Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Act, a modest penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, would raise an estimated $600 million in revenue that would be devoted to school and community health programs such as physical education, community gardens,...

2014-05-02 23:00:32

The nonprofit Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to fund scholarships for 10 at-risk teen girls to participate in fitsmi online weight management coaching. The 16-week program includes weekly, live web chats with a Registered Dietitian and guest experts, as well as educational and entertaining “e-lessons” and a private 24/7 bulletin board that helps kids and teens to manage their weight and helps their parents to support them through free online communities and live, online...

2014-05-02 00:21:47

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Genome announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to conduct extensive microbiome research in a large observational study aimed at gaining new insights into obesity and metabolic disease. The goal of the study is to evaluate numerous clinical factors and the microbiome in a select cohort of approximately 900 individuals with varying metabolic phenotypes, in order to better understand the...

2014-05-01 12:29:44

TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted guidelines aimed at educating media representatives on how to appropriately discuss the disease of obesity in the media. The guidelines focus on areas of journalistic reporting such as conducting balanced coverage of obesity, using people-first language to describe individuals with obesity,...

2014-05-01 10:07:36

Research shows obese patients with no heart disease have greater risk of future disease Obese individuals who have no signs of cardiovascular disease show a much higher prevalence of early plaque buildup in the arteries compared to healthy normal weight individuals, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study challenges the idea of "healthy" obesity, and researchers recommend all obese individuals be counseled about their risks for...

2014-04-29 23:00:53

The Children’s Obesity Fund is helping launch a new community sports and activity league for the children of the Inland Empire and children seven years and up are invited to come together three times a week to play sports and enjoy active games at Hunt Park in Riverside. The new program is coordinated by Sylvia Hernandez, the founder of local sober living homes for mothers and their children and Children’s Obesity Fund is donating funds that will be used for sports equipment, bottled...

2014-04-29 08:34:54

-- Doctors Can Help Patients Set Personal Weight Loss Goals: It's Not a One Size Fits All Approach -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of My Healthy(TM), an interactive and motivational campaign that shifts the focus of the obesity conversation away from just pounds lost to health gained. Almost 70 percent of Americans are affected by obesity or overweight. This movement emphasizes that those affected by obesity or overweight...

Fat Shaming Leads To Obesity
2014-04-29 07:24:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dieting in our society has gone from a fad to an obsession. Every website, every television station, and nearly every billboard you pass is telling you a new way to lose weight. We've even coined a word for what they are doing, "fat shaming." What kind of effect does such shaming have? A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) took a look at that question and found a surprising answer. Females who are fat shamed...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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