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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,...

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...


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