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2014-02-21 00:20:57

Crystal Colone entrusts the lives of herself and daughters Candra and Clarissa to bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz - all on the same day; the results are spectacular LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On a single day in 2013, renowned weight loss specialist Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. operated on mother Crystal Colone and her two daughters at Marina Del Rey Hospital, remaking three lives within the span of a few short hours. That amazing day will be documented on TV's "The...

2014-02-20 16:25:49

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overeaters Anonymous is saddened to announce the recent passing of beloved founder, Rozanne S., at the age of 84. Rozanne was a visionary whose compassion for and understanding of the emotional and physical challenges faced by compulsive eaters have touched people around the world for 54 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/DC71336LOGO) Rozanne's journey to bring help and hope to those struggling with...

Prolonged Sitting Doubles Risk Of Disability For Senior Citizens
2014-02-20 12:48:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, every additional day spent sitting for someone 60 years or older doubles their risk of becoming disabled. The study is the first to show how prolonged sitting adds to the risk factor for disability. The findings show that sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. According to the researchers, if there are two 65-year-old women,...

2014-02-20 12:28:05

WARSAW, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The elementary students of Duplin, Sampson and Bladen counties in North Carolina are jumping at the chance to help fight heart disease, our nation's No. 2 cause of death among children. Jump Rope for Heart allows them to learn about "Heart Healthy" living and participate in fun, active physical activities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/CG68211LOGO) By 2020 the American Heart Association wants to improve the...

2014-02-20 08:28:43

MUMBAI, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents The U.S. Weight Loss Market: 2014 Status Report & Forecast. This new report presents a wrap-up of 2013 performance for the U.S. weight loss market. ( http://www.bharatbook.com/healthcare-market-research-reports/the-us-weight-loss-market-2014-status-report-forecast.html ) The value of the market actually declined by 1.8% to $60.5 billion, largely as a result of slumping diet soft drink sales, and...

2014-02-19 23:28:35

Rise N’ Shine LLC offers two major supplements that have helped turn around people’s sleeping habits and morning routines thus giving them a step up on combating obesity. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Alarming new statistics are showing that more than just food and lack of exercise are contributing to the obesity epidemic that has swept the country. A new publication from the Sleep Foundation shows that sleep is a major factor in obesity rates. According to Richard Simon, MD, a...

2014-02-19 23:28:29

Nick Pineault's Truth About Fat Burning Foods reviews have been popping up all over the Internet and HealthAvenger.com reveals the truth about this scientifically proven diet program that claims to burn more belly fat. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The Truth About Fat Burning Foods provides solid information and tips on how stay lean forever, and what foods people should be eating and avoiding. This has caught the attention of HealthAvenger.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting...

2014-02-19 23:26:15

Try these waistline- and wallet-friendly strategies for effective, affordable weight loss. Greensboro, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Many weight-loss plans can quickly become a dieter’s financial nightmare. With expensive meal plans, exclusive meals to purchase, and pricey gym memberships to pay for, it’s no surprise that the only thing that starts feeling lighter is that bank account balance. Wish there was a better way? LA Weight Loss is pleased to introduce practical...

Police Work Is Also A Sedentary Profession
2014-02-19 11:39:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team from the University of Iowa has found that even police officers should be concerned of a sedentary lifestyle from sitting most of the day. Researchers measured physical activity in police, which is a career that is looked at by the public as being generally active. The findings revealed that police officers burn as much energy on the job as someone sitting while holding a baby or washing dishes. “We find that police work is...

2014-02-19 08:34:36

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18(th) District) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3(rd) District) have introduced bills [HB 5690/ SB 3524] to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and invest in Illinoisans' health through a penny-per-ounce excise tax on sugary beverages. Known as the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act, the legislation is estimated to raise over $600 million for prevention and health care. The bill is supported...


Latest Obesity Reference Libraries

International Journal of Obesity
2012-05-14 15:47:25

The International Journal of Obesity (IJO) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editors-in-chief are RL Atkinson and I MacDonald. The journal addresses the development and treatment of obesity, and the functional impairments associated with the obese state. It publishes basic science and clinical studies that address the biochemical, epidemiological, genetical, molecular, metabolic, nutritional, physiological, psychological and...

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