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2014-05-01 12:29:44

TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted guidelines aimed at educating media representatives on how to appropriately discuss the disease of obesity in the media. The guidelines focus on areas of journalistic reporting such as conducting balanced coverage of obesity, using people-first language to describe individuals with obesity,...

2014-05-01 10:07:36

Research shows obese patients with no heart disease have greater risk of future disease Obese individuals who have no signs of cardiovascular disease show a much higher prevalence of early plaque buildup in the arteries compared to healthy normal weight individuals, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study challenges the idea of "healthy" obesity, and researchers recommend all obese individuals be counseled about their risks for...

2014-04-29 23:00:53

The Children’s Obesity Fund is helping launch a new community sports and activity league for the children of the Inland Empire and children seven years and up are invited to come together three times a week to play sports and enjoy active games at Hunt Park in Riverside. The new program is coordinated by Sylvia Hernandez, the founder of local sober living homes for mothers and their children and Children’s Obesity Fund is donating funds that will be used for sports equipment, bottled...

2014-04-29 08:34:54

-- Doctors Can Help Patients Set Personal Weight Loss Goals: It's Not a One Size Fits All Approach -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of My Healthy(TM), an interactive and motivational campaign that shifts the focus of the obesity conversation away from just pounds lost to health gained. Almost 70 percent of Americans are affected by obesity or overweight. This movement emphasizes that those affected by obesity or overweight...

Fat Shaming Leads To Obesity
2014-04-29 07:24:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dieting in our society has gone from a fad to an obsession. Every website, every television station, and nearly every billboard you pass is telling you a new way to lose weight. We've even coined a word for what they are doing, "fat shaming." What kind of effect does such shaming have? A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) took a look at that question and found a surprising answer. Females who are fat shamed...

2014-04-28 23:01:14

Children’s Obesity Fund is proud to sponsor Above the Rim Gym’s Second Annual Golf Classic on May 16, 2014. All funds raised will benefit the faith-based basketball/golf programs of Above the Rim Gym, which is dedicated to the betterment of middle Tennessee youth. (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a proud sponsor of the Second Annual Golf Classic raising funds for the Above the Rim Gym, which provides a faith-based...

Junk Food Hazards Of Youth Baseball
2014-04-25 09:13:12

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Researchers find unhealthy foodscape at youth baseball field 'Take me out to the ballgame' doesn't exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks. Unfortunately for children who play youth baseball, eating unhealthy food during practices and games may be contributing to weight problems, according to researchers at Wake Forest...

2014-04-24 23:01:36

The Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to support GardenWorks for Kids and its family hike of the Indian Hill Trail in Twin Peaks on Saturday, April 26. The free family event encourages healthy eating, nutrition and exercise while also helping to develop a love and respect for the environment. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is helping promote a Free Family Wilderness Hike this Saturday, April 26, in Twin Peaks,...

2014-04-24 12:24:18

The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index (BMI) increases from 43% at age 4 to 82% at age 10, reports a new study by researchers at UCL and King's College London. The research, published in the journal Obesity, combined twin and genomic analyses in 2556 pairs of twins from the Twins Early Development Study. Data were collected in England and Wales in 1999 and 2005 when the twins were 4 and 10 years old respectively. The study was supported by the UK...

2014-04-23 23:01:38

Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by brothers Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, took part in the Spring Community Day celebration on April 15, 2014, at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Hospital administration is grateful for the support of this quarterly event that provides a much needed opportunity for joyful fun to the hospital’s pediatric patients and their families. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian...

Word of the Day
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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