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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...

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...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.