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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...

2014-02-17 23:03:15

New Step-by-Step Guide Helps Children Achieve Fit and Healthy Lifestyles Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Today, 12.5 million American children are obese, which is nearly triple the rate since the 1980s, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Family Fitness Challenge” by physician assistant and mother of four, J’nelle Ruscetti, is a guide that impacts the child obesity epidemic in the United States. In the book, Ruscetti empowers parents with a simple,...

2014-02-13 23:01:31

The Children’s Obesity Fund cofounders are concerned about the findings of a study linking poor sleeping habits to obesity and are currently searching for a nonprofit to support that encourages healthy sleeping habits for children. New findings reveal that sleep-deprived children eat more calories during the day and that kids that adhere to a regular sleep schedule tend to weigh less. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 New research connecting lack of sleep with obesity and obesity-related...

2014-02-12 23:29:28

The studies are out there, and it's clear to see, there is a link between obesity and lower back pain; a recent study links being overweight with higher chances of developing lower back pain. With each category of body mass, the risks increase dramatically. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The studies are out there, and it's clear to see, there is a link between obesity and lower back pain. In a recent study that examines the influence that physical activity has...

2014-02-11 23:01:33

American Journal of Epidemiology Selects Article Among Top Ten for 2013 Fremont, California (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Iona Cheng, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), along with researchers of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) consortium, has been recognized for groundbreaking work unraveling how genes influence dietary preferences to cause weight gain and obesity. The research article based on this work has...

controlling feline obesity
2014-02-11 09:25:06

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Just as with people, feline obesity is most often linked to excessive food intake or not enough physical activity. Attempts to cut back on calories alone often result in failed weight loss or weight regain in both people and their pets. So how do you encourage your cat to get more exercise? Researchers from the University of Illinois interested in finding a method to maintain healthy body...

Obesity Epidemic Possible In Developing Nations Due To Technology Ownership, Sedentary Lifestyles
2014-02-11 04:26:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The influx of televisions and computers could be a mixed blessing for developing countries, as research appearing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal warns that such technology could also bring with it the same obesity epidemic currently plaguing wealthier nations. The study, published Monday and led by Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Scott Lear, looked at data from more than 150,000 adults from 17...

2014-02-10 23:23:57

Contest to Recognize Patients and Medical Professionals Florham Park, N.J. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of the fifth annual OPTIFAST® "New You" weight loss contest designed to recognize the pursuit of and dedication to weight loss by patients and medical professionals. Each new year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to improve their health through weight loss. With more than one third of American adults...

2014-02-10 16:26:27

Study authors urge parents to keep kids active and strengthen bones early ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric obesity is currently an epidemic, with the prevalence having quadruped over the last 25 years. Children diagnosed with obesity can be at risk for various long-term health issues and may be putting their musculoskeletal system at risk. According to new research in the February issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), obese children who...