Latest Epidemiology of obesity Stories

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...

2013-09-18 23:34:00

Task force will explore how innovative policy changes can improve health in communities. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Women In Government will bring together women legislators from across the nation for a Childhood Obesity Task Force meeting in Oklahoma City, OK on September 21-22, 2013 to explore how policy changes at the state level can improve health in communities and help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic nationwide. Legislators and policy experts will...

Childhood Obesity Rates Declines
2013-09-16 08:41:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Massachusetts, Boston claims that attempts to ward off the childhood obesity epidemic may already be showing signs of success. According to new data, teenagers in middle and high school are making better choices about their diet and after-school activities. Researchers surveyed the students over the span of ten years and found a slight increase in the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they're...

2013-09-11 23:19:50

This report “EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity – Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” says Obesity is an escalating public health problem with an increasing worldwide prevalence and has become a well-known threat to public health. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Obesity to Affect 213 Million People by 2022, with the US Continuing to Lead, Brazil to Follow. The rising prevalence of sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity, combined with high-calorie diets, will boost the...

2013-09-11 23:01:31

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk has been transforming the way employees work for the past five years in the United States, now they are offering a unique health opportunity to Canadians. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, the first affordable treadmill desk offered to employees in the United States, helped foster a re-evaluation of sedentary offices while spreading a health benefits message of walking while working. Due to worldwide attention to the health dangers of...

2013-08-30 23:28:46

At least 20% of residents in every state obese, according to report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In light of this information, ShopPharmacyCounter.com is offering specials on PhenObestin 37.5. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 According to the latest publication of the “F as in Fat” public health report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a forty year old philanthropy devoted to health care concerns,...

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