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2013-10-18 13:19:25

While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a new study released today shows an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages. Based on interviews with more than 40,000 California households conducted by the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," provides a comprehensive...

2013-09-27 12:25:29

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Theodent(TM), maker of fluoride-free toothpastes, announced the appointment of Michelle Bouchard to the company's prestigious board of advisors. Bouchard is president of HealthCorps®, a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the world-renowned cardiac surgeon and two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the three-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show," and his wife, Lisa Oz, to combat the childhood obesity crisis....

2013-09-19 15:56:02

Change in Weight More Important Than Where You Start Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. In fact, the nationwide study found that people who were slightly overweight in their 50s but kept their weight relatively stable were the most likely to survive over the next 16 years. They had better survival rates than even normal-weight individuals whose weight increased slightly, but...

2013-09-11 23:19:50

This report “EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity – Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” says Obesity is an escalating public health problem with an increasing worldwide prevalence and has become a well-known threat to public health. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Obesity to Affect 213 Million People by 2022, with the US Continuing to Lead, Brazil to Follow. The rising prevalence of sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity, combined with high-calorie diets, will boost the...

2013-09-09 20:39:13

Program increased children's sleep time, decreased television watching and reduced weight gain In the battle to reduce childhood overweight and obesity, several in-home factors have been identified as reducing those risks – participation of children in regular family dinners, getting enough sleep and less time watching television or other "screen time." A new study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics describes how a home-based program that helped at-risk families improve household routines was...

2013-08-30 23:28:46

At least 20% of residents in every state obese, according to report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In light of this information, ShopPharmacyCounter.com is offering specials on PhenObestin 37.5. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 According to the latest publication of the “F as in Fat” public health report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a forty year old philanthropy devoted to health care concerns,...

Obesity Related Deaths Higher Than Thought
2013-08-16 11:02:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Obesity could play a role in more American deaths than previously thought, according to a new report in American Journal of Public Health. In the report, a group of American researchers analyzed 19 waves of data from the National Health Interview Survey, which is administered by the US Census Bureau. The survey data spanned from 1986 to 2006, the last year available. Previous research has led many experts to peg American premature...

2013-08-15 20:20:44

Rates Top 30 Percent in 13 States, Are Highest in South, Midwest and Among Baby Boomers WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for one, Arkansas, in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). (Logo:...

2013-07-31 23:02:31

The recent explosion in obesity caused a number of medical problems among Americans and led to an increase in long term care claims. LTC Tree explains how preparing for these potential situations is crucial as long term care costs continue to rise. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Obesity has been on a steady incline in both children and adults across the United States since the 1980s. In June, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease in an effort to remove...

2013-07-23 23:22:30

Summarizing the findings of a recent study by the University of Washington, Health News Wires has published an informative article and video that demonstrate Americans are exercising more than ever, but are also more obese than ever. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Summarizing the findings of a recent study by the University of Washington, Health News Wires has published an informative article and video that demonstrate Americans are exercising more than ever, but are also more obese...