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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...

2013-11-15 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...

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...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.