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2014-05-02 23:00:32

The nonprofit Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to fund scholarships for 10 at-risk teen girls to participate in fitsmi online weight management coaching. The 16-week program includes weekly, live web chats with a Registered Dietitian and guest experts, as well as educational and entertaining “e-lessons” and a private 24/7 bulletin board that helps kids and teens to manage their weight and helps their parents to support them through free online communities and live, online...

2014-04-08 12:15:16

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. His study, “Using Maximum Weight to Redefine Body Mass Index Categories in Studies of The Mortality Risks of Obesity,” was published in the March issue of the open-access journal Population Health Metrics....

Childhood Obesity Increases Financial Stress
2014-04-07 09:06:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to the increased risk for medical issues such as diabetes, childhood obesity can increase financial stress on a family. According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, childhood obesity costs about $19,000 per child when considering lifetime medical costs compared to those for a child with a healthy weight. This cost of obesity reaches about $14 billion, when multiplied by the number of obese...

2014-03-26 11:25:03

Rate of death before age 50 remains comparable to 1960s Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The life expectancy of the average American born in 2011 was 78.7 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-03-20 12:29:12

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 SummaryOverweight and obesity are characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body, which can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is an escalating public health problem with...

2014-03-12 16:25:46

PHA's more than 60 private sector partners are making healthy choices available to millions of busy parents and families WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to garner meaningful commitments to help end childhood obesity in a generation, today released its second annual report on the progress of private sector commitments to address the crisis....

2014-03-05 14:27:24

The opening or expansion of a casino in a community is associated with increased family income, decreased poverty rates and a decreased risk of childhood overweight or obesity, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity disproportionately affects children with low economic resources at the family and community levels. Few studies have evaluated whether this association is a direct effect of economic resources. "American Indian-owned casinos have resulted in increased...

2014-02-27 16:27:32

Leading childcare provider commits to implement nutrition and physical activity standards that align with Let's Move! Child Care goals WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learning Care Group today joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity epidemic, to announce healthier choices at 900 schools across the country. As part of its commitment,...

Obesity In American Children Is On The Decline: CDC Report
2014-02-26 10:57:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed evidence of a substantial decline in American obesity for children between the ages 2 and 5 years old. Published in JAMA, the new report said the obesity rate fell from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 slightly more than 8 percent in 2011-2012, a drop of 43 percent. “We continue to see signs that, for some children in this country, the scales are...

2014-02-25 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on First Lady Michelle Obama's proposal to ban the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "Since First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! in February 2010, the nation has begun to see tangible gains in the fight against childhood obesity. Today's...


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