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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...

2013-10-08 23:32:20

$10,000 to be given away to six university students in nationwide essay contest. Coral Gables, Florida (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years with no signs of slowing. Recognizing the need for solutions, Dietspotlight.com is looking to encourage the leaders of tomorrow in taking active roles to consider the steps needed to fix this crushing epidemic. Applicants will submit a 900-1500 word essay that lays out their vision...

2013-10-08 23:28:02

In light of new studies linking parental influence to children’s behaviors, Diet Doc developed a great new hormone diet plan to teach parents how to enact fast weight loss while also making a positive change in the eating habits of their children. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Every parent's dream is for their children to enjoy the healthiest, happiest and most prosperous future. The key to securing this dream is to begin now by setting good examples and guiding children...

2013-10-08 16:23:05

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day to recognize the importance of good nutrition and fitness for our pets. It is estimated that 54 percent of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese, placing them at a higher risk for arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and decreased life expectancy. For pet owners, the first step toward preventing and battling obesity is to learn the ideal weight range for their...

2013-10-07 12:40:02

A unique study of 16 pairs of identical twins in which one twin is obese and the other lean has yielded some surprising results. In 8 of the pairs of twins, the obese twin was as 'metabolically healthy' as his or her lean co-twin, while in the other 8 pairs, the obese twin had a poorer blood fat profile, higher liver fat and increased insulin production and resistance, and higher blood pressure -- all hallmarks of unhealthy obesity that can lead to diabetes, heart problems and other...

2013-10-07 12:26:13

Conference will address "Turning Science into Care" for obesity prevention BOSTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This two-day conference on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11 will bring together national health providers, researchers and community leaders to discuss the latest childhood obesity research and its translation into successful community interventions. "Turning Science Into Care" will examine the underlying science, real-world challenges and opportunities for more...

Dogs Don't Live As Long When They're Overweight
2013-10-05 04:50:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about obesity, according to new research claiming that overweight pet dogs have a shorter life expectancy than their ideal-weight counterparts. Experts from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition reviewed data on a variety of popular dog breeds from throughout the US, and found that those who are overweight in middle age suffer a life expectancy reduction of up to 10 months...

Pig Study Suggests Humans Are Predisposed To Overeating
2013-10-03 13:12:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying the eating habits of almost 1,200 pigs, Danish researchers have found evidence that humans may be genetically predisposed to overeating. Study author Haja Kadarmideen, a health and medical science professor at the University of Copenhagen, said his team wanted to learn why some of us seem more predisposed to reaching for the cookie jar. They chose to study pigs because they are a well-known model for studying human obesity...

2013-10-02 23:27:26

Obesity market research reports on current state of the market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices as well as an overview of obesity and related conditions, with prevalence and mortality numbers, percentages and trends for major countries worldwide, and an overview of treatment. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Advances in the Obesity Market helps examine why the obesity market is of such importance across established and emerging economies and how current interventions measure...

2013-10-02 12:06:51

Weaker association found in south Asians The findings stress the important role of higher BMI in the increasing rates of death from cardiovascular disease in Asia, which could be managed by policy and prevention strategies, say the authors. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and is predicted to steadily increase over the next few decades. Many Asian populations that used to be physically active with a low BMI now have some of the world's highest rates of...