Latest Obesity in the Middle East and North Africa Stories

2014-07-01 10:12:35

University of Warwick The lifestyle altering effects of westernization could be responsible for the high prevalence of obesity, and associated health risks in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers have found. The study, published in PLOS ONE, by a team from the University of Warwick Medical School found that over one in five women in Nigeria were reported to be overweight or obese, with this statistic increasing among demographics with improved social and economic indicators. Those women...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

Obesity Starts In Kindergarten
2014-01-30 13:44:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Childhood obesity can begin in kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. Scientists using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts found that overweight kindergarteners were four times more likely to become obese by the 8th grade when compared to their normal-weight counterparts. The team used the CDC data and calculated each child’s...

2014-01-22 11:45:33

Public health researchers from The University of Manchester have found single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight children and will not halt the global epidemic in childhood obesity. The team from Manchester Urban Collaboration of Health (MUCH), based at the University, say broader public health strategies are needed instead as obesity figures continue to rise. Obesity has now become a global epidemic affecting children,...

2013-07-24 12:34:20

Higher risk of disability associated with unhealthy behaviors Disability is commonly defined as "difficulty or dependency in carrying out activities essential to independent living". With the number of disabled people expected to increase in coming years, researchers feel there is a need to define preventive strategies and slow this progression. Previous research has shown that unhealthy behaviors (such as physical inactivity, poor diet, smoking) have an adverse effect on health. For...

2013-05-22 23:19:54

The latest FinancesOnline.com article points out that obesity is a serious problem with dire health, financial, and social consequences. The article trains a discerning eye on the problem and insists that the weight of Black Americans, although not entirely their own fault, is largely preventable. New York City, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 According to the latest “Obesity and the Black American: Causes, Culture, Consequences, and Cost” article published recently at...

Diet, Exercise Advice Works Best When Offered Together
2013-04-22 07:47:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that to maintain a healthy lifestyle we should exercise more and eat the right foods. But current methods used to motivate people to get healthy are largely unsuccessful, in part because many focus on only one aspect of healthy living at a time. A new study by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine has found that focusing on both exercise and diet at the same time will translate into a higher...

2013-04-18 18:57:26

Researchers examine health promotion and obesity prevention initiatives More than 12 percent of preschoolers are obese, which means they have a body mass index above the 95th percentile. Among Black and Hispanic children, the figure rises to 16 percent. These early growth patterns often continue through childhood and adolescence, increasing children's health risks, which can affect almost every system in the body, from cardiovascular to mental health. Childhood obesity often occurs in the...

Health Agencies Outline Healthiest States In America
2012-12-12 07:19:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Americans are living longer, but not healthier. That´s the consensus from a new study called America´s Health Rankings. The paper looked at the health of the U.S. population based on clinical care, individual choices, and public policy. In particular, the United Health Foundation along with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Partnership for Prevention produced the report; they tracked various...

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