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2011-08-01 11:26:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts at My Weight Doctor® ,one of the Washington area's most prestigious weight loss clinics, expressed alarm over reports that obesity rates had surged in Maryland and Virginia residents. They warn area residents to take steps to reverse the trend and seek weight loss solutions and healthier lifestyles. The report, by the Robert Wood Foundation, indicates that obesity rate grew 27 percent in Maryland over a three-year...

2011-05-26 00:00:30

Mexico has the world's second highest rate of childhood obesity. The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today launched a new Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention program to address the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity in Yucatán, Mexico. During the initial phase of the program, PAHEF, working with several public and private partners and local community representatives, will implement a community-based participatory research...

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2010-09-24 06:16:54

The United States is at the forefront of the world's richest countries that are getting fatter and fatter, according to an organization of leading economies on Thursday. The first ever forecast on obesity says three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020, and disease rates and health care spending will expand, unless a strategy to combat the growing epidemic can be agreed upon by individuals, governments and the health care industry, the study by the Organization for...

2010-05-04 11:20:00

The prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight appears to vary widely among states, according to a report posted online May 3rd that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity has dramatically increased in the United States, according to background information in the article. The rate of obese children has more than tripled in this timeframe and remains...

2009-07-30 12:12:35

Rates of severe U.S. childhood obesity have tripled in the last 25 years, increasing the risk for diabetes and heart disease, an obesity expert says. Lead author Dr. Joseph Skelton at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., and colleagues compared data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They looked at the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity in a study population of 12,384 children, representing...

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2009-07-23 14:55:00

One in seven low-income, preschool U.S. children are obese, but the obesity epidemic in this age group may be stabilizing, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Mobility Weekly Report said the prevalence of obesity increased from 12.4 percent in 1998 to 14.5 in 2003, but has since remained essentially the same, with 14.6 percent prevalence in 2008. Prevalence has remained constant or declined since 2003 among approximately half of CDC...

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2009-07-02 07:10:00

Obesity rates among Americans have increased again over the past year in 23 states, according to a new annual report. The Trust for America's Health issued the report alongside the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Wednesday. The groups found that obesity rates among adults in America are now more than 25 percent in 31 states, and more than 20 percent in 49 states, along with Washington, D.C. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate of more than 20 percent, and in 1980 the average for adult...

2008-08-08 18:00:11

By Dan Foster THERE IS a fascinating photo that always grabs my attention when I visit my parents. It is a 1943 picture of more than 100 employees, both men and women, leaving a wartime production plant, smiling, and walking toward the camera. Not only does it display fashions and hairstyles of the period, but it also typifies the enthusiasm and united commitment all Americans had during that era. Yet, perhaps more compelling than history or symbolism is the fact that in this small but...

2008-07-07 12:00:12

Childhood obesity is set to increase, with incidence rates growing at the fastest rates in Asia Pacific countries, particularly China, while Europe and the US will retain the highest overall ratios. Excessive consumption of energy-dense food and drinks is partly to blame, however, sedentary lifestyles, particularly a dependence on cars and public transport, are also part of the problem. Datamonitor forecasts that over 35% of European kids aged five to 13 will be overweight or obese by 2012....

2006-02-28 13:21:03

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Half of Europeans are obese or overweight, but citizens do not see obesity as a major health threat, a food industry report said on Tuesday. According to the report, commissioned by Kraft, the world's second-largest food and beverage company, Europeans view obesity as a problem that affects others, but not themselves. Of 15 health concerns listed in the report, obesity and being overweight ranked fifth and ninth respectively. Cancer and heart...


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