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2013-11-10 23:01:24

The celebrity-hosted show will air an upcoming segment that touches on the child obesity epidemic in the United States. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 The producers of Health Briefs TV are pleased to announce they are working on a segment which will feature information about the child obesity problem in the country. The prevalence of kids who are overweight has tripled since 1980, according to the CDC. While there are many assumptions as to how children become overweight, the...

2013-11-05 10:43:17

University of Cincinnati research shows how Web-based, at-home interventions can help mothers address behaviors known to protect against childhood obesity. University of Cincinnati research explains how motherly influence could be even more effective when supported by Web-based parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral student at UC and current assistant professor in the University of Alabama's Health Science Department, hopes his research can better prepare moms to...

US Girls Entering Puberty Earlier Than Ever
2013-11-04 09:49:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes it seems like today’s children are growing up faster than ever, and a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that American girls are indeed entering puberty earlier than ever before. The study also found a strong connection between female childhood obesity and the early onset of puberty. "The impact of earlier maturation in girls has important clinical implications involving psychosocial and biologic...

Kids Who Sleep For Longer Periods Are Less Likely To Overeat: Study
2013-11-04 08:28:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who get plenty of sleep are less likely to overeat and become overweight, according to a new study from Temple University. After conducting an assessment of 37 children, the researchers found that children who slept for longer throughout the night consumed fewer calories in the day and weighed less. This reduction in weight is likely due to lower levels of the hormone Leptin, a hunger-regulating hormone that has been blamed...

2013-10-30 23:32:34

The Children’s Obesity Fund announces its support of the University of Florida Health Jacksonville’s Children’s Health Habits Integrated for Life program, which hopes to reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity for African American children by promoting healthy lifestyles. The initial research component of the program studies the development of a community-based childhood obesity intervention effort. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, through...

2013-10-22 23:01:20

Americans have heard for decades that they are the most obese nation on the planet, however, a number of nations are vying for the title. TrekDesk Treadmill Desk hopes to help reverse the trend. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 America is no longer the most obese nation in the world. Recently, the United Nations passed that distinction to Mexico and noted an alarming rise in the rates of obesity among Arab nations. Worldwide, the rate of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980...

2013-10-18 23:00:42

Halloween kicks off a holiday season of overindulgence: Kidliga & Livliga experts say now is the time to think about how to prevent skyrocketing obesity rates in both parents and children Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Halloween is almost here and represents the springboard from Fall into the holiday season of too much food and drink. Do you know that on a typical Halloween, an average child consumes the equivalent of 4,800 calories, 1.5 cups of fat and 3 cups of sugar? A Tucker...

2013-10-18 13:19:25

While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a new study released today shows an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages. Based on interviews with more than 40,000 California households conducted by the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," provides a comprehensive...

2013-10-15 23:23:20

The issues that children face today are numerous and complex, leading to depression, anxiety and a false sense of self. Luvo Nation Inc. is more than a nonprofit, it is a movement, a revolution, and a catalyst for a shift in the cyclical nature of childhood development. Rochester, New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Understanding that positive behavioral change is the best defense against the most serious issues affecting kids today, Luvo Nation’s founder Dave Calus created programs to...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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