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Pair Of Studies Add Evidence To Link Between Obesity, Poor Health
2013-11-12 06:45:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Overweight people face an increased risk of heart attack and ischemic heart disease (IHD), even in the absence of other risk factors, and older obese women face an increased risk of death, chronic disease and mobility issues prior to the age of 85, according to a two new studies appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the study "Obesity and Late-Age Survival Without Major Disease or Disability in...

2013-11-07 15:39:10

Obesity does not significantly impact short-term complications, outcomes Patients with obesity undergo a disproportionately higher number of elective orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. Obesity has been linked to higher costs, complications, infections and revisions in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, researchers looked at the impact of obesity on the costs and outcomes of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA)...

2013-11-04 23:02:15

The Omidi brothers, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, are concerned by the plans of some to offer condemnation instead of candy to trick-or-treaters they consider to be overweight. This type of fat-shaming is not helpful and in fact can be quite damaging to those targeted. (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Media reports of fat-shaming activities by adults on Halloween are incredibly disappointing and may be damaging according to Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi,...

Kids Who Sleep For Longer Periods Are Less Likely To Overeat: Study
2013-11-04 08:28:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who get plenty of sleep are less likely to overeat and become overweight, according to a new study from Temple University. After conducting an assessment of 37 children, the researchers found that children who slept for longer throughout the night consumed fewer calories in the day and weighed less. This reduction in weight is likely due to lower levels of the hormone Leptin, a hunger-regulating hormone that has been blamed...

2013-10-30 23:32:34

The Children’s Obesity Fund announces its support of the University of Florida Health Jacksonville’s Children’s Health Habits Integrated for Life program, which hopes to reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity for African American children by promoting healthy lifestyles. The initial research component of the program studies the development of a community-based childhood obesity intervention effort. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, through...

2013-10-30 23:30:29

Medically Assisted Weight Loss Plans Yield Great Results Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Some individuals in the Houston area have been overweight for most or all of their lives, and others have found themselves gradually increasing in size over the last few years. There are many steps that an individual can take to lose weight, but many people find that traditional methods of dieting are not effective for them. Life Long Weigh is a medical weight loss clinic based in Houston that...

2013-10-30 11:00:30

Men who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease than men who are of healthy weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. In patients with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, the researchers also found an even stronger correlation between obesity and mortality. This study included 751 Kaiser Permanente patients with prostate cancer who...

2013-10-29 16:00:06

Obese women voluntarily reduce what they eat in response to additional soft drinks being added to their diets – a new 4 week study finds. 41 obese women took part in the study, co-ordinated by Professor Marie Reid at the University of Hull and published in British Journal of Nutrition, to determine the effect of consuming 1-litre a day of either a sugar-sweetened or an artificially-sweetened drink, along with their normal dietary intake. For 4 weeks the women drank 4 x 250ml bottles...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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