Latest Obesity in the United States Stories

2014-02-10 23:23:57

Contest to Recognize Patients and Medical Professionals Florham Park, N.J. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of the fifth annual OPTIFAST® "New You" weight loss contest designed to recognize the pursuit of and dedication to weight loss by patients and medical professionals. Each new year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to improve their health through weight loss. With more than one third of American adults...

2014-02-03 23:02:51

The enlightening health program takes a close look at obesity in America and how communities are working to reduce the number of people affected by it. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Health Briefs TV, an information health and medical television show, will present a series about obesity in America. With the national percentage rising rapidly from 2012 to 2013, the producers aim to educate the audience about the health effects of the disease. Obese people can develop heart...

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...

2014-01-23 12:29:51

The chain commits to its largest marketing effort to date to get kids to pile on the veggies; announces the standards it commits to meet in all marketing to kids and in children's meals WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama today announced that SUBWAY(®) restaurants joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a three-year commitment to promote healthier choices to kids, including launching its largest kid-targeted marketing effort...

2013-12-19 23:03:58

Drinking water cited as important step in leading healthier lifestyle Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today issued the following statement regarding a recently released report on obesity from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, Obesity — United States, 1999–2010, finds that, while increases in obesity prevalence have slowed or even...

As Waistlines Increase So To Do Health Care Costs, Says New Study
2013-12-17 06:54:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re looking for extra motivation to shed some pounds in 2014, consider this: new research appearing in the journal Obesity has found a correlation between health care costs and increasing body mass measurements. The study, which was conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center, found that the financial burden associated with medical and drug claims increased gradually with each unit increase in body mass...

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