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Obesity In American Children Is On The Decline: CDC Report
2014-02-26 10:57:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed evidence of a substantial decline in American obesity for children between the ages 2 and 5 years old. Published in JAMA, the new report said the obesity rate fell from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 slightly more than 8 percent in 2011-2012, a drop of 43 percent. “We continue to see signs that, for some children in this country, the scales are...

2014-02-25 23:34:21

The SlimPlate System battles obesity with portion control. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center creates affordable weight loss program for physicians and patients. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The typical scenario in a physician office is an overweight patient comes into the office who could clearly benefit from dropping a few pounds. When physicians advise weight loss to the patient, they have a deer in headlights look. The patients shake their head in frustration and explain they...

2014-02-25 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on First Lady Michelle Obama's proposal to ban the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "Since First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! in February 2010, the nation has begun to see tangible gains in the fight against childhood obesity. Today's...

2014-02-25 16:26:12

Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 - a decline of 43 percent - based on CDC's National...

2014-02-24 08:28:05

Patient Recruitment and Enrollment Now Underway WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced that patient recruitment and enrollment are currently underway for CAMELLIA-TIMI 61, a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled outcomes trial to evaluate the effect of long-term treatment with lorcaserin HCl on the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events and new onset type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese (BMI > 30 kg/m(2)) and overweight (BMI > 27...

2014-02-21 23:02:22

In response to an article published by Nature World News, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says hearty appetites at a young age could be a warning sign for obesity development later in life. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 18th by Nature World news, which discusses the correlation between babies that have good...

2014-02-20 23:29:07

A hurdle in combating the recent obesity epidemic leads to the creation of the SlimPlate System. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center offers a simple solution to overweight patients. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Many patients a physician sees in an average day are in need of losing weight. There is no doubt that the number is much higher than it was years ago, and it doesn't appear to be declining any time soon. A majority of the recent population is classified as overweight (if...

2014-02-19 23:28:35

Rise N’ Shine LLC offers two major supplements that have helped turn around people’s sleeping habits and morning routines thus giving them a step up on combating obesity. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Alarming new statistics are showing that more than just food and lack of exercise are contributing to the obesity epidemic that has swept the country. A new publication from the Sleep Foundation shows that sleep is a major factor in obesity rates. According to Richard Simon, MD, a...

Overweight Men Have More Potentially Pathogenic Species Of Bacteria In Their Nose
2014-02-19 03:39:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to being stigmatized as less attractive, overweight men tend to have more potentially pathogenic species of bacteria in their nose, compared to slimmer, more traditionally attractive men, according to a new study in the American Journal of Human Biology. "According to an evolutionary point of view, traits related to attractiveness are supposed to be honest signals of biological quality," said study author Boguslaw...

2014-02-18 14:07:05

A heartier appetite is linked to more rapid infant growth and to genetic predisposition to obesity, according to two papers published in JAMA Pediatrics today (Monday). The studies investigated how weight gain is linked to two key aspects of appetite, namely lower satiety responsiveness (a reduced urge to eat in response to internal 'fullness' signals) and higher food responsiveness (an increased urge to eat in response to the sight or smell of nice food). The first paper reveals that...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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