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2014-03-28 13:36:21

Disadvantaged children attending early childhood development programs have significantly improved health as adults Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study. The study was led by researchers from UCL (University College London), the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina. These findings build upon existing evidence that...

2013-02-21 13:19:26

80 percent of all cardiovascular disease is preventable and policies should be encouraged to make healthy choices easy Over eating, sedentary lifestyles, cultural attitudes, and lack of prevention programs are to blame for the rising epidemic of obesity in the Asia Pacific region. Overweight and obesity has quadrupled in China and societies still label people of healthy weight as poor. Prevention will be an important theme at the 19th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology held 21-24...

2012-12-31 05:01:48

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that says obesity now tops hunger as a top world health concern. New York, NY;Washington, DC;Los Angeles- Long Beach, CA;Chicago, IL;Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that says obesity now tops hunger as...

2010-11-22 19:41:53

Researchers suggest policies should focus on comprehensive nutritional policy that balances the urgent need to increase nutritional intake among poor, as well as reduce overweight among the rich A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that high body mass index (BMI) in developing countries remains primarily a problem of the rich. The findings suggest that the shift towards overweight and obesity among the poor that has already happened in wealthier countries has not...

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2010-06-16 06:35:00

Experts said Tuesday that new US nutritional guidelines should focus on keeping Americans from becoming more overweight, putting an emphasis on healthier foods but also on finding ways to help Americans eat better and get more exercise. The aim is to help people cut calories while getting the correct nutrients, Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer of the Health and Human Services Department told Reuters in a telephone interview. "This report is unprecedented in addressing the obesity epidemic...

2009-07-27 18:01:00

An influx of U.S. junk food into Central America as part of relaxed trade rules has led to Central American obesity and related illnesses, a study said Monday. Processed-cheese imports, for instance, have risen more than 3,000 percent, the two-university study found. A sudden availability of processed, high-fat and high-sugar foods has created a nutrition transition in Central American countries, the university researchers writing the journal Globalization and Health said. A nutrition...

2006-02-10 11:22:49

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose families have trouble putting food on the table do not appear to be at increased risk of obesity, new study findings suggest. Though it may seem counterintuitive, there is evidence that food "insecurity" in lower-income families can contribute to excessive weight gain. Studies have found that women who lack the money and resources for enough nutritious food are more likely than other women to be overweight. Researchers...

2005-08-04 17:10:01

While nutritional status has improved worldwide over the past fifty years, new nutrition-related problems have also emerged. In an article recently published in The Journal of Nutrition, Eileen Kennedy DSc, RD, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, offers an updated view of global nutrition. She describes how global demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional transitions have led to a unique situation in which food insecurity (uncertain or scarce...


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