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Sea Anemone Toxin Could Help Fight Obesity
2013-05-28 09:16:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the obesity epidemic in the US and other developed nations continues to grow, medical researchers are working to find a drug to either stem the symptoms of this condition or help eradicate it altogether. This week scientists from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) published the results of a study, which may have found just such a drug hiding in the tentacles of the sun anemone, in Proceedings of the National Academy...

2013-05-22 23:26:18

Summer Weight Loss campers at BalanceME lost 4.25lbs per week Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 At a time when the nation grasps for a solution to the obesity epidemic BalanceME weight loss summer camp emerges with the top reported weight loss results among residential weight loss summer camps. BalanceME campers averaged 4.25lbs of weight loss per week. “The BalanceME approach gives our a campers a full view of health by teaching nutrition and culinary education, providing activities...

Child Obesity Lower For Married Parents
2013-05-22 15:52:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Rice University in Houston have found that children living in homes with both parents are less likely to become obese than their peers who live with divorced or separated parents. Following a 12-year study, the researchers say the data suggests children who grow up in a “traditional” home with married parents are at a lower risk of becoming obese. Interestingly, however, their data also suggests...

Global Obesity Epidemic Due To Love Affair With Junk Food
2013-05-22 16:15:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The world is apparently filled with “junk food junkies.” Those are the findings of new research presented today that suggests high-fructose corn syrup could cause behavioral reactions in rats. These reactions are reportedly similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine, and could help explain, at least partly, the current global obesity epidemic. The results were presented at the 2013 Canadian...

Babies Who Finish Their Bottles Become Obese Adults
2013-05-22 15:41:06

[WATCH VIDEO: Infant Feeding Patterns and Obesity] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Parents who insist their infants finish their bottles could be setting them up to be obese adults, claims a Brigham Young University (BYU) study. Though babies are soon able to burn off those calories as their bodies grow, parents could be setting a pattern of overeating in their children which could be carried with them through adulthood. The BYU researchers, publishing a...

2013-05-21 23:23:45

While New Jersey´s self-proclaimed “Smart Realtor,” Lina Panza, loves walkable neighborhoods for many reasons, one of her favorite aspects of walkable places is the positive effect walkable environments have on health. In light of the current childhood obesity epidemic that plagues the United States, Panza urges homebuyers to consider walkable living. Montclair, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Leading New Jersey real estate agent, Lina Panza, is a fierce advocate for...

2013-05-14 23:28:14

MarketResearch.com announces publication of The Obesity Epidemic, an eBook that takes a dive deep inside the dynamic food and beverage sector, with special focus on the health and wellness market. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 MarketResearch.com announces publication of The Obesity Epidemic, an eBook that takes a dive deep inside the dynamic food and beverage sector, with special focus on the health and wellness market. The Obesity Epidemic is a unique addition to contemporary business...

2013-04-17 14:33:50

Article questions our understanding of the cause of obesity The science of obesity: what do we really know about what makes us fat? If we are to make any progress in tackling the obesity crisis, we have to look again at what really makes us fat, claims an article published in this week's BMJ. Gary Taubes, co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, argues that our understanding of the cause of obesity may be incorrect, and that rectifying this misconception is "absolutely...


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