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2014-04-10 23:29:23

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reveals the latest research on pet obesity prevalence. Most dogs and cats in the U.S. are found to be overweight or obese. Calabash, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Most of the nation’s pets are overweight, and a majority of their owners are blind to the issue. New research, released by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), tells an alarming story. Veterinarians who assessed pets for the recent study recognized that more than half are...

2014-04-10 23:03:54

The innovative “Kids Run the OC Presented by Nutrilite” obesity prevention program is poised to reach stratospheric heights in 2014 with a record 6500 kids and 80-plus locations participating. More than 17,500 elementary students have completed the program, logging the equivalent of one half million miles since its inception in 2004. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The innovative “Kids Run the OC Presented by Nutrilite” obesity prevention program is poised to...

2014-04-09 12:31:02

More than 60 Top Economists Support Bipartisan Proposal to Prompt Long-Term Cost Analyses of U.S. Health Care Policy WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of House action on the budget resolution, Representatives Reid Ribble (R-WI), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and other House Members proposed a standalone measure to enable Members of Congress to get a fuller picture of the costs and benefits of health care and other legislation. Currently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

2014-04-08 12:15:16

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. His study, “Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of The Mortality Risks of Obesity,” was published in the March issue of the open-access journal Population Health Metrics....

2014-04-07 23:00:22

Goal 4 Health, a one-of-a-kind youth soccer league, is now supported by the Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi. Equipment donations by the charity will help kids and their families learn more about healthy living, nutrition, meal preparation, and making exercise fun. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a proud new supporter of the Goal 4 Health youth soccer league and...

2014-04-07 12:40:36

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth and in childhood, and have increased number of "terminal end buds" in their breast tissue — the site where cancer often develops in rodents. The findings, presented by a Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations' cancer risk. In addition,...

Childhood Obesity Increases Financial Stress
2014-04-07 09:06:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to the increased risk for medical issues such as diabetes, childhood obesity can increase financial stress on a family. According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, childhood obesity costs about $19,000 per child when considering lifetime medical costs compared to those for a child with a healthy weight. This cost of obesity reaches about $14 billion, when multiplied by the number of obese...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.