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Regardless Of Their Weight, Children Who Exercise Have Better Body-fat Distribution
2014-05-20 03:42:14

Phyllis Picklesimer, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Maybe the numbers on the scale aren't alarming, but that doesn't mean that healthy-weight children get a pass on exercising, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Pediatrics. "The FITKids study demonstrates the extent to which physical activity can improve body composition, and that's important because it matters to your health where fat is stored. But the...

2014-05-15 11:33:25

AAOS Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities such as diabetes,...

2014-05-15 08:29:02

Obesity Education Network Provides Tools to Help Physicians Assess and Manage Patients Who are Overweight or Obese WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of a website that will provide physicians with access to comprehensive clinical information that addresses obesity screening and risk assessment, provider-patient partnerships and weight loss management. The website, called the Obesity Education Network (OEN), www.obesityeducationnetwork.com,...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher...

2014-05-12 20:23:17

Dr. Michael Feiz has helped countless patients overcome such issues as obesity-related fatty liver disease LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People with fatty liver problems who may be considering a gastric sleeve or lap band in Beverly Hills with Dr. Michael Feiz have some new information to consider. A study of the effect of bariatric procedures on NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) has proven to be another weight loss surgery testimonial alongside recent evidence...

2014-05-09 19:50:19

University of Houston Research from the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds childhood poverty reaches into the lives of white, Hispanic and African-American young adult women, contributing to their propensity to be overweight and obese. "We know that having a low socioeconomic status during childhood contributes to children being overweight or...

2014-05-08 09:04:44

Today’s college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities Parents, forget the comfort food! It’s time to send your college students care packages of fruit, veggies and exercise gear instead. A new study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even...

2014-05-07 09:48:35

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but...

2014-05-07 09:41:57

According to a new study of the home food environment of overweight women in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior The home is an important microenvironment in models of obesity and can trigger behaviors both positively and negatively associated with weight status. With this in mind, a group of researchers from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, and the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia sought to examine the home food environment and determine which aspects are associated...

2014-05-02 23:00:32

The nonprofit Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to fund scholarships for 10 at-risk teen girls to participate in fitsmi online weight management coaching. The 16-week program includes weekly, live web chats with a Registered Dietitian and guest experts, as well as educational and entertaining “e-lessons” and a private 24/7 bulletin board that helps kids and teens to manage their weight and helps their parents to support them through free online communities and live, online...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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