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Disrupted Sleep Schedules Increase Incidences Of Obesity And Diabetes
2012-04-12 09:49:58

Researchers at Brigham and Women´s Hospital released a new study this week showing strong correlations with interrupted sleep/wake cycles and the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, writes Carolyn Y. Johnson for the Boston Globe. Twenty-one healthy participants started with getting optimal sleep (approximately 10 hours per night). This was followed by three weeks of 5.6 hours of sleep per 24-hour period and with sleep occurring at all times of day and night, thereby simulating the...

2012-04-12 05:24:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A third of Americans are now obese and up to 70% of them are trying to lose weight. Researchers have found that obese dieters who said they ate less fat, exercised more, and used prescription weight loss medications were more likely to lose weight. "Despite popular perception that obese people are unable to lose weight, a substantial number of obese participants in our study did report successful weight loss, suggesting that some obese U.S. adults can and do lose...

2012-04-12 05:23:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Childhood obesity has become a major issue in the United States. Research indicates that obese adolescents tend to have higher risk of mortality as adults. Although food choices and habits contribute to the increasing rates of obesity in children, a recent study identifies at least two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity. "This is the largest-ever genome-wide study of common childhood obesity, in contrast to previous studies that have...

2012-04-11 22:25:29

Overweight moms with moderately high blood sugar raise health risk Pregnant women who are overweight with moderately elevated blood sugar never set off any alarms for their physicians. The big concern was for women who were obese or who had gestational diabetes because those conditions are known to cause a host of health risks to the mom and baby. But a new study shows these women who are just above average for weight and blood sugar are at a higher risk of bad pregnancy outcomes than...

2012-04-11 09:31:59

Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds Nearly 18 percent of U.S. school-aged children and adolescents are obese, as the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.  The prevalence of obesity puts children at greater risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and other illnesses, and of suffering severe obesity as adults.  New study results indicate that where a child lives, including factors...

2012-04-10 10:22:10

Researchers predict that without changes to eating and activity, more than 1 in 5 young people will be obese by 2020 In order for the nation to achieve goals set by the federal government for reducing obesity rates by 2020, children in the United States would need to eliminate an average of 64 excess calories per day, researchers calculated in a study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This reduction could be achieved by decreasing calorie intake, increasing...

2012-04-10 10:20:32

The neighborhoods in which children and adolescents live and spend their time play a role in whether or not they eat a healthy diet, get enough exercise or become obese, concludes a collection of studies in a special theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Each of the six studies uses the latest concepts and methods in geographic information systems (GIS)-based research to determine how the geographic location affects physical health. A study titled "Spatial...

Admitting A Weight Problem Is The First Step To Recovery
2012-04-10 04:36:29

University of Illinois researchers have surveyed more than 3,500 college students, finding more than a third of them reported their weight inaccurately. Of the students surveyed, overweight and obese men were most likely to guess low on their weight. According to Margarita Teran-Garcia, a University of Illinois professor of food science and human nutrition, accepting a weight problem is half of the battle. “This misperception is important because the first step in dealing with a...

Genetic Factors May Increase Risk Of Childhood Obesity
2012-04-09 12:42:31

Common childhood obesity may now be considered genetic. A researcher at the Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia led the study, considered to be the largest of its kind, to determine the origins of this pediatric condition. According to his research, there are at least two new genetic variations responsible for increasing the risk of common childhood obesity. Lead investigator and associate director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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