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2012-08-09 23:02:43

The American Medical Association believes there should be a law requiring schools to teach children what causes obesity and how to prevent it. Mercy has already invested nearly $7 million in HealthTeacher, which follows curriculum guidelines to teach children about healthy choices. CENTRAL, U.S. (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 As kids head back to school, some may soon have “obesity education” added to their class load if an American Medical Association (AMA) proposal gains speed. At a...

2012-08-09 00:52:43

They're everywhere -- in magazines, on the Internet, on television–people with super-thin bodies who are presented as having the ideal body form. But despite the increasing pressure to be thin, more and more of us are overweight. Now, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that normal weight teens who perceive themselves as fat are more likely to grow up to be fat. "Perceiving themselves as fat even though they are not may actually cause...

Death Rate In New-Onset Diabetes Higher In Those With Normal BMI
2012-08-08 08:51:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study has found that, of people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, those with a normal body mass index (BMI) experience a higher mortality rate than those who are overweight. The Northwestern University study, published in the August 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the total of non-cardiovascular mortality rate was significantly higher in normal BMI diabetics....

Healthy Food Choices Improved With Color-coded Labels For Employees From All Backgrounds
2012-08-07 13:32:15

Simple interventions are successful in those from all racial/ethnic groups, educational levels A program designed to encourage more healthful food choices through simple color-coded labels and the positioning of items in display cases was equally successful across all categories of employees at a large hospital cafeteria. In an article appearing in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report that the interventions worked...

Weight Training In Men Lowers Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
2012-08-07 11:50:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has found that weight training is linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. And in the study, consisting of more than 32,000 men, researchers found those who engaged in weight training and aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes per week had the greatest reduction in risk. It has already been long-known that regular exercise can prevent type 2 diabetes. But the latest research, published in the online edition...

2012-08-07 09:43:19

Pregnant women who are overweight or obese can encounter a host of health complications. The added weight also appears to affect how their children grow and develop, at least initially. In a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, a team led by a University of Iowa researcher compared the weight and height of babies born to overweight and obese mothers with those born to normal-weight mothers. Contrary to expectations, babies of overweight/obese mothers gained less weight and...

2012-08-03 01:04:45

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, public health researchers examine how recommendations in a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)–"Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation"–square with American's opinions about the obesity epidemic. Over the last 30 years, rates of obesity have doubled among adults and tripled among children. The new IOM report summarizes growing evidence that these...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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