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Social Networking Can Help People Lose Weight

Social Networking Can Help People Lose Weight

Sam Wong, Imperial College London Social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the...

Latest Epidemiology of obesity Stories

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2014-09-05 05:29:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, adult obesity rates have exceeded 35 percent in two US states, and no state in the country had obesity rates of less than 21 percent, according to the results of a new report released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on Thursday. The study, entitled "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America," found that Mississippi and West Virginia...

2014-09-04 23:11:14

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview on Globesity: Fat's New Frontier with Vi 5 Star Ambassador and ViMillionaire GJ Reynolds on Simply G Radio Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed Vi 5 Star Ambassador and Vi Millionaire GJ Reynolds on Globesity: Fat's New Frontier. Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is...

2014-09-04 08:31:32

Rates Higher in South, and Among Blacks, Latinos and Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The annual report found that adult obesity rates increased in Alaska, Delaware,...

2014-08-18 16:28:17

Obese children become obese adults; weight loss specialist Dr. Michael Feiz details the causes LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity continues to rise in the United States at pandemic levels; in no area is this more disturbing than its unchecked spread amongst children. Our nation's youth are facing an explosion of obesity that has doubled in children and quadrupled amongst adolescents over the last thirty years. While successfully treating adults struggling with extreme...

2014-07-31 12:28:54

TAMPA, Fla., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more. With synergistic missions focused on overall health, the partnership is a proactive step forward to help the more than 93 million Americans impacted by the disease of obesity. Founded more than 160 years ago, the YMCA brings to...

2014-07-29 08:28:10

Backed by $5.8 million in Series A funding from Signia, Data Collective, Promus and Bessemer, along with angels including Susan Wojcicki, Kurbo adapts Stanford's renowned pediatric obesity program to digital PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurbo Health today announced the launch of Kurbo, the first safe and effective program to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic using mobile tools. For the first time, children, teens and their parents have access to a safe,...

2014-07-10 10:15:23

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular...

2014-07-01 10:12:35

University of Warwick The lifestyle altering effects of westernization could be responsible for the high prevalence of obesity, and associated health risks in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers have found. The study, published in PLOS ONE, by a team from the University of Warwick Medical School found that over one in five women in Nigeria were reported to be overweight or obese, with this statistic increasing among demographics with improved social and economic indicators. Those women...

2014-06-24 23:11:00

There were 2.1 billion people obese or overweight in 2013, accounting for one-third of the entire world’s population, according to The Lancet’s ‘Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980—2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013'. Dr Grewal, the inventor of SlimPlate System gives tips on how to choose a right weight loss program. Rock Hill South Carolina (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The report...

divorce and childhood obesity
2014-06-06 07:34:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that children of divorced parents are almost 60 percent more likely to be obese compared to children of married parents. Interestingly, boys were more affected than girls. This particular study includes two measures of weight - body mass index and waist circumference - making it one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date. All of the children from this study participated in the national 2010...


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