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2014-04-07 08:31:48

TAMPA, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OAC - the nation's most powerful voice impacting individuals struggling with the disease of obesity and weight-related issues - released the complete educational program for its 3(rd) Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention taking place September 25 - 28 in Orlando, Fla. With more than 50 educational topics, the agenda aims to educate on evidence-based weight management strategies presented by the country's most notable...

2014-04-04 23:30:58

Children’s Obesity Fund, co-founded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping to launch a new fitness program for preadolescents in the Phoenix area. SMaRT Kids uses safe resistance training to help kids get into better shape so they can play at a level equal to their peers and learn to be healthy and active, so they can play as kids should. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Line up five pre-adolescent kids in any school in America, and one of them will be overweight, classified as obese....

2014-04-04 10:58:57

Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories. M. Yanina Pepino, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Julie Mennella, PhD, a biopsychologist at the Monell Center in Philadelphia, where the research was...

A Good Dose Of Morning Sunlight Keeps Off The Pounds: Study
2014-04-03 09:43:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By most accounts, a healthy lifestyle should include a balanced diet, regular exercise, and – according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE – a long dose of bright light in the morning. In the study, researchers from Northwestern University found that the time, strength and duration of light exposure is directly linked to body mass index (BMI), even after considering confounding factors. "The earlier this light...

2014-04-02 23:25:41

Higher priced fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in at-risk children from two to five years of age. Profs. Morrissey and Jacknowitz conclude that policies aimed at reducing the costs of fresh fruits and vegetables may be effective in promoting healthy weight outcomes among young children which in turn could have a positive effect on their longer term health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Does the price of a banana weigh in on a child’s...

2014-04-01 23:30:34

Thirty-Day All-Ages Fitness Challenge Puts Childhood Obesity on the Firing Line Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 If you see a Capital Metro bus with “Million Mile Month®” on the side, watch Mayor Lee Leffingwell's endorsement on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1gN1Z5b), or catch a glimpse of the crowd gathering at City Hall Plaza to kick off the program on April 1, know this: April is Million Mile Month; get registered and get moving (https://MillionMileMonth.org). “Million Mile...

2014-04-01 23:25:42

Dr. Dirk Rodriguez talks about a new study in Hepatology Medical Journal that shows that obese teenagers with evidence of fatty liver disease also showed signs that their heart was under stress. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 A new study in the medical journal Hepatology claims that obese teenagers with evidence of fatty liver disease may also be exhibiting signs of early congestive heart failure (ventricular dysfunction). The study, published in February 2014, can be found at...

2014-04-01 15:26:21

Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at Inserm and her co-workers in the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN) have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age. Researchers also emphasise that nutritional intake at the age of 2 years are critical in providing this beneficial effect. The results of the...

2014-04-01 14:33:26

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming. But a recent research study appearing this month in Pediatrics by Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., professor and chair...

2014-03-31 13:33:27

Researchers at King's College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, suggest that dietary advice may need to be more tailored to an individual's digestive system, based on whether they have the genetic predisposition and necessary enzymes to digest different foods. Salivary amylase plays a significant role in breaking down...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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