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2013-10-15 00:20:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new randomized controlled trial conducted by Baylor College of Medicine researchers and published today as an Article in Press in The American Journal of Medicine finds that overweight and obese adults following a community-based weight loss intervention, namely Weight Watchers, lost significantly more weight than those who tried to lose weight on their own (10.1 lbs. vs. 1.3 lbs. at six months). Those in the Weight Watchers group were...

2013-10-12 23:01:47

Diet Doc now offers hormone diet plans aimed at accelerating fast weight loss for everyone, even those with limited mobility, to relieve instances of weight related skin ulcers. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 One of the most common risks associated with obesity is the propensity for the development of pressure ulcers and skin infections. Because excess fatty tissue prevents the body from naturally releasing heat, people that carry excess weight are prone to more profuse sweating....

2013-10-12 08:21:18

MONROE, Conn., Oct. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- German American Technologies (GAT), maker of clinically studied NITRAFLEX® pre-workout and ADENOFLEX® post-workout formulas, today proudly announces the signing of IFBB professional bodybuilder and bodybuilding coach Dennis James. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131012/FL96493 ) Born to German and American parents, Dennis James's bodybuilding career began in Thailand in 1992 after betting a friend $100 that he could best his...

2013-10-11 23:00:41

The cofounders of the Children’s Obesity Fund are supporters of the Yucaipa, California-based Gardenworks for Kids. This unique non-profit organization provides school age kids with hands-on experience with gardening and nature, and helps schools meet California state science requirements. (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 The Children’s Obesity Fund and its cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, are promoting the efforts of Gardenworks for Kids, a foundation that addresses the...

Hypertension Risks High For Obese, Overweight Kids
2013-10-11 10:21:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California reveals that high body weight in children and adolescents is strongly associated with the likelihood of hypertension. Overweight youth are twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to have hypertension. Obesity adds another layer of complication: moderately obese youths have four times higher risk; and extremely obese children and adolescents are 10 times more likely to have...

2013-10-10 23:00:56

The Children’s Obesity Fund and its cofounders, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, are the proud supporters of the Girls on the Run Program at Southwest Elementary School in Lexington, North Carolina. The 12-week program will teach 20 young girls about self-esteem and physical fitness. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The Omidi brothers, and their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, are pleased to support the Girls on the Run program at Southwest Elementary School in Lexington, North...

Researchers Discover 'Dark Side' Gene
2013-10-10 13:56:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study published in Psychological Science, some people are genetically predisposed to have a darker perspective. Researchers found that a previously known gene variant can cause some people to perceive negative emotional events more vividly than others. “This is the first study to find that this genetic variation can significantly affect how people see and experience the world,” Professor Rebecca Todd of the...

2013-10-09 23:32:51

A new report and video from Health News Wires titled McDonald’s To Shut Down Promotion of Soda with Happy Meals describes how the fast-food will stop promoting soda as an option with Happy Meals. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 A new report and video from Health News Wires titled McDonald’s To Shut Down Promotion of Soda with Happy Meals describes how the fast-food will stop promoting soda as an option with Happy Meals. According to an article published in the September 27, 2013...

2013-10-10 00:20:34

Heart Disease Reaching Epidemic Proportions Worldwide Paves Way for Expansion. IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to take the fight against heart disease worldwide, TriValley Group of Qatar announced that Dr. Douglas Harrington has accepted the position of Managing Director of its international operations. As such, Dr. Harrington will be leading the international expansion into a number of countries of a novel cardiac test that identifies individuals who are...

2013-10-09 16:24:16

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that more than 200 million Americans are affected by excess weight or obesity. The disease of obesity is often related to many other diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, and some cancers. Despite all of this, the discussion of weight is often avoided between the individual affected and their healthcare provider - until now. Your Weight Matters is a...