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2013-01-14 23:02:32

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on an important study, conducted jointly by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealing that obesity is more than just bad for the body; rather, the study found that obesity is linked to a significantly higher risk of...

In The War Against Child Obesity, E-Games Could Be Valuable Weapon
2013-01-10 12:02:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from George Washington University recently discovered that e-games can increase the amount of physical activity children participate in and could potentially be a valuable weapon in the war against child obesity in the U.S. The study, recently published in the online journal Games for Health, investigated the benefits rather than drawbacks of video games in relation to childhood obesity. The researchers at...

2013-01-06 05:01:23

Diet Doc has released their most advanced prescription-only hCG diet to target childhood obesity in America. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 Childhood Obesity in America has reached the crisis level. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one in three are obese and the number of overweight teens has more than tripled since the 70´s. Diet Doc´s prescription-only hCG diet plan is an all-inclusive, medically monitored and supervised weight loss plan that provides each...

2012-12-28 05:00:36

Founders of Nexercise, RunKeeper, Azumio, Fooducate, Wahoo Fitness, AchiveMint, and Sade Wellness band together to combat the U.S. obesity epidemic. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 According to a recently published Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, by 2030, at least 44% of Americans in EVERY state will be obese. Additionally, obesity rates will top 60% in 13 states. Simply stated, more than four out of ten Americans nationwide and more than six out of ten in 13 states will...

Obesity Rates In Young Children Down Over The Past Ten Years
2012-12-26 09:54:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With about one in three children in the US now being overweight, an important turn may have just been made in the growing obesity epidemic. A new study by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a slight decline in obesity among 2- to 4-year-olds in poor families. The finding offers hope that the obesity epidemic has reached a plateau in that particular group and is starting to reverse the...

Obesity Can Be Helped By Lowering Drive Time
2012-12-19 07:04:16

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With January coming up, it may be the perfect time to turn over a new leaf with lifestyle resolutions. One of the most popular goals is to lose weight and a new study shows that cutting the commute time in a car could have the same impact as reducing the number of calories consumed. “We´re saying that making small changes in travel or diet choices may lead to comparable obesity reduction, which implies that...

2012-12-12 05:03:05

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America and has been correlated to countless diseases. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers are associated with obesity. Diet Doc´s professional medical staff is passionate about helping Americans lose unwanted and unhealthy fat for a healthier future. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Currently in America, over one third of adults are obese. Studies show that by 2030, 42% of adult Americans will...

Researchers Identify Santa Clause Gene
2012-11-20 20:57:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just in time for the appearance of jolly old Saint Nick at the end of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have identified a gene that not only contributes to obesity, but also to a lowered risk of depression. The ℠Santa Claus gene,´ known as FTO, is a major genetic contributor to obesity and was linked to an eight percent reduction in the risk of depression, according to...

Childhood Obesity And Daycare
2012-11-19 12:37:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the snack company Hostess recently making headlines and Thanksgiving just days away, many people are taking the opportunity to focus on the problem of obesity; childhood obesity in particular. A timely study was published recently in the Journal of Pediatrics that linked child care by an extended family member or daycare with a 50 percent increased risk for childhood obesity. "We found that children whose primary care...

2012-11-14 12:26:21

Winning cities to support creation of accessible activity space for kids across the country WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity epidemic in America, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced the 10 cities which will host Play Streets over the next year: Minneapolis, Minnesota;...