Latest Obesity Stories

2014-07-08 14:32:06

Elsevier Health Sciences Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents, according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity. In a new study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Cornell University, and Duke University looked at how different kinds of family associations affect obesity, specifically how...

2014-07-08 08:30:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspire Bariatrics, Inc., a company that develops and markets novel medical devices to treat obesity, today announced that it has completed enrollment and device implantation in the company's PATHWAY pivotal trial for obesity as of June 18. A total of 171 patients have been enrolled at 10 clinical sites in the United States. The PATHWAY trial is a randomized, controlled, pivotal study testing the effectiveness and safety of the...

Prolonged Sitting Removes The Beneficial Effects Exercise Has On Cardiovascular Health
2014-07-08 06:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we have become a more technological society, we have also become a more sedentary society. We already know that this is one of the major causes of obesity, but it affects our bodies in many other ways. Among these, a new study from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals that a sedentary lifestyle lowers cardiorespiratory fitness levels. The findings, published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, noted that...

2014-07-07 23:08:09

Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports. The study is...

2014-07-07 23:06:19

Network marketing industry expert joins LyfeStart International. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 LyfeStart International welcomes Daniel Sistrunk as a LyfeStart Executive Advisor. Daniel Sistrunk has three decades of experience in the network marketing industry. In previous positions, he has secured thousands of customers and direct sales representatives, generated millions in annual revenue, and has been recognized as top recruiter and top income earner. “I was drawn to LyfeStart,...

2014-07-07 20:21:31

Dr. Feiz and Associates notes patient testimonials that reveal appreciation for a reassuring, personal approach to care. LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empathetic, compassionate, reassuring and friendly care are among the top traits that make for the right doctor for weight loss surgery, according to a series of testimonials by Dr. Feiz and Associates patients. People obtaining bariatric surgery typically know up front the benefits of weight loss they desire. It's what...

2014-07-07 16:23:51

Effort to combat childhood obesity epidemic starts with the patient and family, physician and community PHOENIX, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mental, physical and financial impact of childhood obesity is challenging American youth in every state. For Arizona, the numbers are staggering: 25 percent of Arizona's youth are categorized as overweight or obese, and the state holds the seventh-highest percentage (19.8%) of obese teens in the nation.(1) In an effort to curb this trend...

Less Exercise And Not Caloric Intake, Responsible For Expanding Waistlines
2014-07-07 03:20:17

Elsevier Health Sciences Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women, reports the American Journal of Medicine Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical...

COPD Risk Factors Include Obesity And Large Waist Size
2014-07-07 04:00:35

Canadian Medical Association Journal Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Excessive belly fat and low physical activity are linked to progression of the disease in people with COPD, but it is not known whether these modifiable factors are linked to new cases. A team of researchers in Germany and the United States looked at the relationship...

2014-07-05 04:20:47

Childhood obesity is a grave epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses a recent study suggesting that children who follow the Mediterranean diet are 15% less likely to be obese. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Kids who eat a Mediterranean diet '15% less likely to be obese'" published by Medical...

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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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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
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  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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