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2014-05-16 23:08:40

N.C.O.F.®’s campaign intends to answer the questions most often asked by caregivers of children, “What can I feed my children and grandchildren that’s nutritious and healthy?” Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Childhood Obesity Foundation®, Inc. (N.C.O.F.®) announced its plans to launch a national “health and nutrition awareness” campaign featuring Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw. The N.C.O.F.® awareness program will focus on educating children and...

2014-05-16 08:26:21

BOSTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gelesis, Inc., a clinical stage company developing a new category of therapy to safely treat overweight, obese and diabetic patients, has raised $12M as it advances the development of its lead product, Gelesis100, toward commercialization, bringing the total amount Gelesis has raised to over $42M. GELESIS100 is a smart pill that is designed to treat the physiological symptoms of hunger without surgery, invasive procedures or systemic...

2014-05-16 08:25:50

LAS VEGAS, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the SCALE(TM) Obesity and Pre-diabetes phase 3a trial will be presented on May 16, 2014, for the first time at the 23rd Annual Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). Data showed that after 56 weeks of treatment, liraglutide 3 mg, in combination with diet and exercise, provided significantly greater weight loss of 8% from baseline compared to 2.6% with placebo (P<0.0001). This is the largest...

2014-05-15 11:33:25

AAOS Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities such as diabetes,...

Physical Activity For Kids Increased Using Virtual Pet
2014-05-15 03:37:03

April Bailey, University Of Georgia Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers. Sixty-one Georgia 4-H'ers, 9-12 years old, participated in a study designed to increase awareness and reduce childhood obesity. Participants set goals for the amount of physical activity they wanted to complete throughout the...

2014-05-15 08:29:02

Obesity Education Network Provides Tools to Help Physicians Assess and Manage Patients Who are Overweight or Obese WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of a website that will provide physicians with access to comprehensive clinical information that addresses obesity screening and risk assessment, provider-patient partnerships and weight loss management. The website, called the Obesity Education Network (OEN), www.obesityeducationnetwork.com,...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher...

2014-05-12 23:00:23

The Children’s Obesity Fund is supporting a new children’s obesity prevention program of the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs with an initial donation in seed funding. Using the YMCA’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, the program includes daily exercise and healthy snacks along with an educational component that will initially rollout at up to 20 of the YMCA’s after school sites, impacting approximately 1,000 children and eventually, it is the Alliance’s...

2014-05-12 20:23:14

Burlington and WomenHeart Tour raises $1.4 million to advance education and awareness in this high-risk community WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the launch of National Women's Health Week, findings from the recent nationwide Heart of Style Tour, a partnership between WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores reveal that Hispanic-American women were found to be physically inactive and have body mass index (BMI) in the...

2014-05-12 04:21:44

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government will bring together legislators from across the country to participate in the Diabetes & Obesity Summit in San Diego, California on May 14-15, 2014. The Summit will afford legislators an opportunity to look at ways to identify costs and problems associated with diabetes and obesity in their states. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140426/81072 With this conference, Women In Government will continue...


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