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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...

2014-02-07 23:22:43

New Classes Make It Easier to Lose Weight Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 When an individual is overweight or obese, that person can easily feel unhappy about his or her personal appearance. Self-confidence and body image can be negatively affected. The image other people have of that person can be affected by body weight as well, and this can have an impact on a person’s professional life and personal life. In addition, there are a number of serious health issues that are related...

2014-02-05 23:28:21

Supera Complete offers users a combination of all of today’s proven top diet ingredients in one “super” pill, used to help combat the negative health effects that results from obesity – a growing problem in many adults. Everett, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Proprietary Blend of Supera Complete created by Super Diet Alternatives is designed to optimize digestion the way nature intended, raising your mood, increasing energy levels and boosting your metabolism. Simply taking one...

2014-02-04 23:30:04

As obesity numbers continue to grow, many turn to fad diets. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center offers the right choice to weight loss. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 America recently became second in obesity, not far behind Mexico in ratings. Obesity can not only affect a person, but it can affect the entire nation. According to the article The Economics of Obesity, it can affect more than just ones health. In 2005, 21% of the national health spending was due to obesity and related...

2014-02-04 23:20:35

In response to an article published by Politico.com, Gabriel Pediatrics applauds the First Lady and Subway Restaurants for creating mass awareness about the severity of childhood obesity and what can be done to control it. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Gabriel Pediatrics responds to an article published on January 23 by Politico.com, which discusses the partnership between the First Lady and Subway Restaurants that has been formed in order to create mass awareness about the...

2014-02-04 12:28:39

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can an obese adult's condition be pre-determined as early as five years old? A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine of over 7,000 kindergarten children found that "overweight 5 year olds were four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese." The study reflects the experience of doctors at the Khalili Center, a multi-disciplinary bariatric and general surgery practice in Beverly Hills, CA,...