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Mixed Messages About Eating Habits And Obesity From Children's Movies
2013-12-10 08:29:37

University of North Carolina Health Care In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games. But this world is not kind to those who are overweight. A panda that aspires to be a martial arts master is told he'll never make it because of his "fat butt," "flabby arms" and "ridiculous belly." A chipmunk is called "fatty ratty." A donkey is called a...

2013-12-05 23:01:58

A bold and romping adventure, Larvie Learns a Lesson provides a positive and fun way to learn life lessons about living healthily. It's about a lovable caterpillar named Larvie who watches too much television and eats too much junk food. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Larvie Learns a Lesson (AuthorHouse Press; Publication date: June 1, 2013) tells the story of a lovable caterpillar named Larvie who watches too much television and eats too much junk food. When the time comes for Larvie to...

2013-12-04 08:29:37

- Proceeds to Advance Development of Obesity Therapeutic Beloranib - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced it has secured $45 million in a Series E equity financing. New investors include RA Capital Management, Brookside Capital, Venrock, Alta Partners, an undisclosed blue chip investor, and a private investor. Proceeds from the financing...

Fat And Healthy? Experts Say Not So Much
2013-12-04 05:11:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Can a person be obese and still be healthy? The answer is no, according to a new study, from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), that appears in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. According to reports published by FoxNews.com, individuals who were obese but did not have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar levels or other metabolic issues were...

2013-12-03 23:25:57

Hearing loss was once considered an inevitable price of growing older. Recent research on physical activity suggests otherwise and TrekDesk hopes to help sound the alarm. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Many Americans have come to accept declining mental and physical abilities as inevitable due to the onset of old age however recent research is showing that simply walking two hours per week could lower the risk of age related hearing loss in women. The challenge in an...

2013-12-03 23:03:15

Production team hopes to distribute reports to TV audiences across the country in early 2014. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 A new report published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine calls so-called healthy obesity a myth, and says that obese people remain at higher risk of strokes, heart attacks and premature death even in the absence of diabetes, high blood pressure and other metabolic issues. As we enter the holiday season, a time when many people pack on the pounds,...

2013-12-03 23:00:19

The new “13 obesity prevention tips” article on the site Vkool.com teaches people how to prevent obesity in children naturally and easily. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The new “13 obesity prevention tips” article on the site Vkool.com instructs people how to prevent obesity in children without following a harsh diet plan. This article is actually suitable for those parents and caretakers who want to help their children get a healthy weight naturally. In addition, those...

Moms Spend More Time Watching TV, Less Time On Physical Activity
2013-12-03 04:32:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US mothers spend more time watching television and participating in other sedentary activities than they do cooking, cleaning and exercising combined, according to new research appearing in the December edition of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study, led by University of South Carolina exercise scientist and epidemiologist Edward Archer, is a follow-up to a study published earlier this year which claimed that women...

2013-12-02 21:30:10

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 is present on abdominal fat tissues of overweight and obese humans and rats Scientists have moved a step closer to an "obesity drug" that may block the effects of diets high in sugar and fats. In a new research report published in the December 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show that there is an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the abdominal fat...

It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising For Your Health: Study
2013-11-27 08:24:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you think you’re too old to start exercising, think again. New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that becoming physically active in your sixties could help keep you from becoming seriously ill and may even ward off dementia. According to a BBC News report, the study followed nearly 3,500 healthy men and women with an average age of 64 and found that those who started exercising were three...