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2014-02-05 23:26:09

Sugar, a new epidemic addiction, spurs sugar-reduction movement. Food knowledge websites provide education for health diets, weight loss, and a healthy lifestyle. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Sugar is being described as the new epidemic addiction, the "new tobacco", "enemy number one in the western diet", and as one of the leading contributors to a continually rising rate of obesity. A British panel of 18 expert medical and non-medical advisors making up...

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,...

Neighborhood Grocery Store Initiative Fails To Change Fruit And Vegetable Intake Or Obesity
2014-02-04 10:07:26

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Government initiatives to improve access to healthy foods may have a limited impact on obesity in the US, according to new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Penn State University. Disadvantaged neighborhoods often lack access to low-cost healthy foods, which has led to recent US policy initiatives that focus on increasing the number of local supermarkets through grants and loans. These programs include...

2014-02-03 23:02:51

The enlightening health program takes a close look at obesity in America and how communities are working to reduce the number of people affected by it. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Health Briefs TV, an information health and medical television show, will present a series about obesity in America. With the national percentage rising rapidly from 2012 to 2013, the producers aim to educate the audience about the health effects of the disease. Obese people can develop heart...

2014-02-01 23:02:17

Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, commend a cooperative initiative of the Better Business Bureau for strengthening its guidelines for industry advertising during children’s programming. The prevalence of ads, featuring non-healthy food and beverage products, plays a large role in today’s children’s obesity epidemic. (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, an off shoot of the...

Childhood Obesity May Sometimes Be A Product Of Insecure Attachment
2014-01-31 04:48:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists already know that the quality of the attachment a person shares with their mother affects their relationships with other people, but would you believe it affects your relationship to food and obesity as well? A new study from the University of Illinois and published online in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics says yes. "If your mother regularly punished or dismissed your anger, anxiety, or sadness...

Obesity Starts In Kindergarten
2014-01-30 13:44:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Childhood obesity can begin in kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. Scientists using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts found that overweight kindergarteners were four times more likely to become obese by the 8th grade when compared to their normal-weight counterparts. The team used the CDC data and calculated each child’s...

2014-01-22 11:45:33

Public health researchers from The University of Manchester have found single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight children and will not halt the global epidemic in childhood obesity. The team from Manchester Urban Collaboration of Health (MUCH), based at the University, say broader public health strategies are needed instead as obesity figures continue to rise. Obesity has now become a global epidemic affecting children,...

Americans Eating Healthier Smarter
2014-01-17 12:11:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the United States Department of Agriculture found that adults across American are practicing healthier eating habits: informing themselves more about the food they eat, consuming fewer calories from fat and eating more fiber. The study, which is based on three rounds of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), found that more Americans are now taking advantage of available nutrition information,...


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