Latest Epidemiology of obesity Stories

Americans Now Drinking More Water, Eating Healthier Food: Report
2013-11-01 12:25:47

[ Watch the Video: Healthier Eating Habits In America Are Getting Better ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Americans are choosing water over soda and fresh fruit and vegetables over drive thru burgers and fries, according to a new report from research firm NPD Group. Out of the top ten beverages and foods preferred by Americans, soda is listed at number four behind sandwiches, fruits and vegetables. Potatoes and salty snacks also show up low on the list at...

2013-10-30 23:32:34

The Children’s Obesity Fund announces its support of the University of Florida Health Jacksonville’s Children’s Health Habits Integrated for Life program, which hopes to reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity for African American children by promoting healthy lifestyles. The initial research component of the program studies the development of a community-based childhood obesity intervention effort. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, through...

2013-10-22 23:01:20

Americans have heard for decades that they are the most obese nation on the planet, however, a number of nations are vying for the title. TrekDesk Treadmill Desk hopes to help reverse the trend. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 America is no longer the most obese nation in the world. Recently, the United Nations passed that distinction to Mexico and noted an alarming rise in the rates of obesity among Arab nations. Worldwide, the rate of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980...

Obesity Epidemic In The UK Sparks Debate
2013-10-19 05:19:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With reports surfacing that 45 patients under the age of 18 have undergone weight loss surgery in the UK over the past six years, experts are debating how best to address the country’s growing obesity epidemic. According to Emma Innes of the Daily Mail, 22 gastric bypass procedures, 18 gastric bands, two gastric bubble procedures and three stomach staple operations were performed on children between 2007 and 2012, statistics...

2013-10-15 23:22:59

Zamzee®, the only research-proven activity tracker for kids is now enhanced for use by doctors, clinicians and medical practitioners. Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Zamzee®, a company founded in 2010 to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic by motivating physical activity through game-based technology, today announced the launch of Zamzee for Groups. The new Zamzee for Groups makes Zamzee, a device that measures physical activity and a website that motivates kids...

2013-10-15 11:23:23

A new randomized controlled trial conducted by Baylor College of Medicine researchers and published today as an Article in Press in The American Journal of Medicine finds that overweight and obese adults following a community-based weight loss intervention, namely Weight Watchers, lost significantly more weight than those who tried to lose weight on their own (10.1 lbs. vs. 1.3 lbs. at six months). Those in the Weight Watchers group were provided with three access routes – group meetings,...

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-10-02 10:32:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Arkansas-based study, a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy has a direct impact on her child’s risk of obesity through age 12. The study, which was published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, included over 41,000 mothers and considered several confounding factors such as birth weight and genetics. "From the public health perspective, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have a potentially...

2013-09-24 13:22:59

Research suggests communities may want to look beyond fast food outlets to the greater retail environment When it comes to addressing the obesity epidemic, fast food restaurants are a favorite target, with some communities, such as the city of Los Angeles, going so far as to ban the construction of new, standalone fast food restaurants in neighborhoods with a high density of fast food restaurants that are also plagued by a high obesity rate. But according to a new study coauthored by...

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