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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...

2013-11-26 16:27:31

Study links genetic predisposition to childhood obesity Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain's reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill University and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto. Contrary to "blaming" obese individuals for making poor...

2013-11-19 16:26:20

CINCINNATI, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From abnormal kidney function to difficulty walking and diabetes, severely obese adults who were obese as teenagers have greater risk of developing numerous harmful health conditions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Led by investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh, and published online today in the journal Pediatrics, this national, multicenter...

2013-11-15 23:00:30

Children’s Obesity Fund cofounders Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi are pleased to announce their support of the Above the Rim Gym, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting childhood fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 In order to stimulate greater physical activity for kids, the nonprofit Children’s Obesity Fund announces its support of Above the Rim Gym and its youth basketball programs. Today’s crisis of childhood obesity demands...

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...