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Study Claims Fast Food Is Not A Major Factor In Childhood Obesity
2014-01-16 12:03:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina has found that fast food isn’t necessarily the cause of childhood obesity – it’s a symptom. The study, which was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, said poor dietary habits that obese children learn at home are the main cause of their weight problems. “This is really what is driving children’s obesity,” said study author Barry Popkin,...

Researchers Identify Primary Factors Responsible For Preschool Obesity
2014-01-15 09:20:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of adequate sleep, having parents with high body mass index (BMI), and having their eating habits restricted for weight control purposes are the three most significant risk factors when it comes to childhood obesity for preschoolers, according to researchers from the University of Illinois. “We looked at 22 variables that had previously been identified as predictors of child obesity, and the three that emerged as strong...

2014-01-15 08:27:42

Beloranib trial demonstrates improvements in body composition and cardiovascular risk factors in the largest placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized multiple dose trial performed for obesity to date in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced initial results from its Phase 2a study of beloranib, a...

Family-Style Meals Can Help Daycare Kids Combat Obesity
2014-01-14 06:39:30

[ Watch the Video: How Can Family-Style Meals Combat Childhood Obesity? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sitting down at a table to eat, serving themselves and passing food to the person next to them can help children recognize when they are no longer hungry, more than they do when meals are placed on a plate for them, researchers from the University of Illinois claim in a recently-published study. Lead author Brent McBride, director of the university’s...

2014-01-08 23:04:15

Family Voices, Inc. has been awarded a “Pipeline to Proposal” funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Family Voices, Inc. has been awarded a “Pipeline to Proposal” funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The project is one of 30 proposals approved for these seed funds intended to build communities interested in advancing patient- and stakeholder-driven health...

Slow Eating Curbs Appetite Later
2013-12-30 10:54:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You’ve probably been told to slowly chew your food slowly during mealtime, and a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that eating slowly can help to reduce feelings of hunger later in the day. The study team set out to investigate what, if any, connection exists between the rate of eating a meal and total calorie consumption, as previous research has indicated that a rapid eating rate may...

2013-12-17 11:18:57

Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin appears to be associated with a modest reduction in body mass index (BMI) in obese children when combined with lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise, according to a study by Marian S. McDonagh, Pharm. D., of the Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues. Childhood obesity is a health problem in the United States, with nearly 17 percent of children being obese. Metformin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to...

Fat And Healthy? Experts Say Not So Much
2013-12-04 05:11:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Can a person be obese and still be healthy? The answer is no, according to a new study, from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), that appears in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. According to reports published by FoxNews.com, individuals who were obese but did not have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar levels or other metabolic issues were...

2013-12-03 23:00:19

The new “13 obesity prevention tips” article on the site Vkool.com teaches people how to prevent obesity in children naturally and easily. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The new “13 obesity prevention tips” article on the site Vkool.com instructs people how to prevent obesity in children without following a harsh diet plan. This article is actually suitable for those parents and caretakers who want to help their children get a healthy weight naturally. In addition, those...

Moms Spend More Time Watching TV, Less Time On Physical Activity
2013-12-03 04:32:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US mothers spend more time watching television and participating in other sedentary activities than they do cooking, cleaning and exercising combined, according to new research appearing in the December edition of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study, led by University of South Carolina exercise scientist and epidemiologist Edward Archer, is a follow-up to a study published earlier this year which claimed that women...


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