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2014-09-05 05:29:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, adult obesity rates have exceeded 35 percent in two US states, and no state in the country had obesity rates of less than 21 percent, according to the results of a new report released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on Thursday. The study, entitled "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America," found that Mississippi and West Virginia...

2014-09-04 08:31:32

Rates Higher in South, and Among Blacks, Latinos and Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The annual report found that adult obesity rates increased in Alaska, Delaware,...

2014-03-26 23:00:22

A recent government study found that only one-in-four adolescents meet the nation’s physical activity guideline of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day. The Omidi brothers, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, want to remind American families that food choices are only part of the reason the country is struggling with an obesity epidemic. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is also at fault and needs to be remedied. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Only 25...

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...

2013-09-18 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...

2013-08-19 15:35:12

Whites, Hispanics rate obesity as top concern, but blacks rate it sixth and give top rank to smoking, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health Adults across the U.S. rate childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013, but priorities vary based on racial and ethnic backgrounds, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In the poll’s annual top 10 list, a nationwide sample of adults...

2013-08-14 09:29:11

Women with a history of childhood physical abuse are more likely to become obese adults, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. Results indicate that women who were physically abused in childhood were more likely to be obese than women from non-abusive homes. “After adjusting for age and race, childhood physical abuse was associated with 47% higher odds of obesity for women” says lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, Professor and Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair in...

2013-06-13 23:27:49

Women In Government (WIG) today announced the launch of the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center, designed to provide information and resources regarding issues surrounding childhood obesity. To learn more about these subject areas visit http://www.womeningovernment.org/obesity. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Women In Government (WIG) today announced the launch of the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center, designed to provide information and resources regarding issues...

Healthy Neighborhood Lowers Obesity Level
2013-06-07 09:11:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neighborhoods that include restaurants and businesses that support healthy eating choices can make a “measurable” difference in the battle against obesity, according to a new study led by researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Dr. Amy Auchincloss, an assistant professor at the Philadelphia-based institution, and her colleagues conducted a five-year study analyzing the impact that a neighborhood...


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