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2014-02-04 12:28:39

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can an obese adult's condition be pre-determined as early as five years old? A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine of over 7,000 kindergarten children found that "overweight 5 year olds were four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese." The study reflects the experience of doctors at the Khalili Center, a multi-disciplinary bariatric and general surgery practice in Beverly Hills, CA,...

2014-02-03 10:29:16

Fast food, body mass index and market deregulation Governments could slow – and even reverse – the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. The study, by a team of researchers based in the United States and Ireland, is the first to look at the effects of deregulation in the economy, including the agricultural and food sectors, and the resulting increase in...

2014-02-01 23:02:17

Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, commend a cooperative initiative of the Better Business Bureau for strengthening its guidelines for industry advertising during children’s programming. The prevalence of ads, featuring non-healthy food and beverage products, plays a large role in today’s children’s obesity epidemic. (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, an off shoot of the...

2014-01-28 23:02:05

Producers hope to spotlight successful weight-loss programs reports in the summer and fall. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The alarming rise of obesity and related health problems in the United States has focused much-needed attention on the prevalence of obesity, type-II diabetes, hypertension and other related health conditions, and spurred new efforts to slow this trend and help people lead healthier lives. Particularly in the South, obesity has become a prominent problem,...

2014-01-23 16:25:02

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today 22 groups, led by the Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund, sent a letter to the leaders of congressional tax-writing committees urging them to embrace tax policy solutions that can help curb the U.S. obesity epidemic. Groups including the NAACP, American Council on Exercise, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Hispanic Medical Association and more than a dozen others pressed the leaders of the Senate Finance...

2014-01-20 23:01:11

Antiaging Medicine and Research, India dedicates a full day to Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity during the 5th Indomedicon Antiaging Conference in Mumbai. World renowned specialists in the field of bariatric medicine will discuss medical, surgical, and lifestyle options to fight with the obesity epidemic. Mumbai ,Maharashtra ,India (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 "In this current era of obesity epidemic, the whole world is looking for obesity management solutions, from life style...

2013-11-25 09:53:36

Mexican diet more dangerous than fast food chains A cardiovascular disease (CVD) expert is calling for mandatory screening of 18 year-old Mexicans to halt the CVD epidemic plaguing the nation. Cardiovascular risk factors will be a key theme at the Mexican Congress of Cardiology, held 23 to 27 November in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The Congress is organised by the Mexican Society of Cardiology (MSC) and features a collaborative programme with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Dr...

Three Key Risk Factors Heart Disease
2013-11-22 11:09:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new research review published by The Lancet from the Harvard School of Public Health and Imperial College London has found that blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose are critical factors for determining the risk of cardiovascular disease linked to being overweight or obese. The review included 97 studies from around the world, 1.8 million people, and more than 57 years of research. It found that controlling hypertension,...


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