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sleepy teens become obese adults
2014-08-23 03:00:42

Timothy Paul, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nine to ten hours of sleep for teenagers.)...

2014-08-23 03:00:49

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). Researchers found that post-menopausal women, enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, who were the most physically active had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), compared to...

2014-08-22 23:05:23

IFNH and ChopChop join forces to help children lead healthier lives. Watertown, MA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health (IFNH) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey has joined forces with ChopChop Kids, an innovative children’s media organization, to educate young people about health and nutrition in a new partnership that will build on the strengths of both organizations. The partnership will encompass quarterly custom editions of...

2014-08-22 23:03:57

Dr. Susan Albers, a psychologist and author of Eating Mindfully, is hosting a unique, new, no-cost online conference August 25th-29th, 2014 that will bring information about mood and food right to a participant's email inbox. Sign up on http://www.mindfuleatingsummit.com. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 A new, online conference is coming August 25th-29th, 2014 about unraveling the mood-food connection. The summit is no-cost and open to everyone. Over 20 top experts will be...

2014-08-22 08:23:28

SITKA, Ala., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Why do many weight-loss programs fail? Why are there so many contradicting weight-loss approaches presented in the media? From dietary nutritionists to fitness gurus, many have offered their insights and ideas of the best weight-loss program to answer today's obesity problem; but not all have been healthy to the program users. That's why author Harold Kalve brings forth this only comprehensive explanation of the obesity epidemic and the only...

bicycle commute
2014-08-22 05:52:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or even taking the bus to work could improve your health, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine claim in a new study. In their British Medical Journal (BMJ) paper, Dr. Ellen Flint, a research fellow in social epidemiology at the London School, and her colleagues reported that people using active or public modes of...

2014-08-21 23:14:39

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview with Entrepreneur, ViMillionaire and ViSalus 5 Star Ambassador GJ Reynolds on Simply G Radio Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed GJ Reynolds to find out why the childhood obesity rate has doubled in Ireland. Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is now a 5 Star Ambassador, Vi...

2014-08-21 23:14:36

The Eat Stop Eat book review that was just updated by Vkool.com uncovers Brad Pilon’s weight loss guide for men and women. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to Eat Stop Eat book review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a new revolutionary program that covers simple yet useful nutrition tips to get rid of stubborn body fat and naturally stimulate fat burning hormones in as little as 24 hours. This system is particularly designed for those men and women who want to lose...

2014-08-21 23:10:39

Diet Doc distinguishes itself from the competition by offering patients real solutions to specific weight-related conditions with safe and fast weight loss. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Being overweight or obese may be one of the top contributors of painful osteoarthritis. Although there is no cure, patients have learned how to relieve osteoarthritis pain by making certain lifestyle changes, such as losing excess weight and following a medically guided diet plan. Osteoarthritis is a...

2014-08-21 12:30:18

Various studies further bolster the research supporting the efficacy of weight loss surgeries LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study performed at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, concluded that weight loss surgery appears to have an unexpected side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women. Noted weight loss surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates would like to point out that...

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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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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.