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2013-03-27 23:00:36

For the fourth consecutive year, representatives from Everlast Climbing traveled to Capitol Hill to participate in the annual National Health Through Fitness Day to urge Congress to pass key legislation which will help our country overcome the obesity epidemic and sedentary lifestyles. Other attendees included celebrity athletes, as well as sporting goods and fitness manufacturers, physical educators and association leaders. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 PlayCore and Everlast...

2013-03-19 12:25:50

Research Published in the Journal, Obesity, Confirms Obesity-Mortality Tie SILVER SPRING, Md., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being obese is likely to shorten life by nearly 10 years for America's young and middle-aged adults, according to research published in the medical journal, Obesity. The article, "Obesity and Early Mortality in the U.S.," by James A. Greenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City...

2013-03-13 13:54:30

In research that included nearly 14,000 healthy infants in Belarus, an intervention that succeeded in improving the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding during infancy did not result in a lower risk of overweight or obesity among the children at age 11.5 years, according to a study appearing in the March 13 issue of JAMA. Observational studies suggest that greater duration and exclusivity of having been breastfed reduces child obesity risk. "However, breastfeeding and growth are...

soda ban gets canned
2013-03-12 08:24:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The fight to cut down on the sale and consumption of large sugary sodas in New York City just saw its first real setback. A ban on large-size sodas that was set to go into effect today will have to wait, after a state judge blocked the measure, calling the movement arbitrary and improperly enacted. The verdict hands a huge victory to the beverage industry. NY Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling on Monday wrote in his...

2013-03-08 01:02:02

Obesity may carry serious heart risks even within a few years following childbirth A nationwide study of women in Denmark who are of child-bearing age finds that those who are obese appear to have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. In fact, women with a high body mass index (BMI)–a measure of the body's fat content–that is indicative of obesity were twice...

2013-02-28 23:04:15

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new research that shows how obesity and home altitude are contacted. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new research that shows how obesity and home altitude are contacted. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article...

2013-02-21 13:19:26

80 percent of all cardiovascular disease is preventable and policies should be encouraged to make healthy choices easy Over eating, sedentary lifestyles, cultural attitudes, and lack of prevention programs are to blame for the rising epidemic of obesity in the Asia Pacific region. Overweight and obesity has quadrupled in China and societies still label people of healthy weight as poor. Prevention will be an important theme at the 19th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology held 21-24...

2013-01-31 09:58:40

Being obese may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenage girls, according to new research published in the January 30, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has tripled," said study author Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD, with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena and a member of the American...

2013-01-24 12:47:56

Widening gap in estimates of obesity partially due to biased self-reports The gap between obesity levels measured by self-reported height and weight and obesity recorded by measured height and weight is increasing. This is due to an increasing bias in self-reported weight, according to research published January 23 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Frances Shiely and colleagues from University College of Cork, Ireland. BMI is a ratio of height and weight used clinically to assess...

Obese Drivers At Greater Risk Of Traffic Fatality Says Study
2013-01-22 15:47:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Any scenario involving the collision of two vehicles could have a deadly ending, and a new study from a pair of American researchers shows that obese people are at a greater risk of not surviving a violent accident. According to the study, which appeared in the latest edition of Emergency Medicine Journal, obese individuals are 20 percent more likely to die as the result of being in a car accident compared to individuals with a...